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主题: SJMNRC newsletter

Recent events:


Congratulations to our Volunteers of the Year


Peter Connell and his wife Hitomi Nishikawa have been dedicated volunteers here at the Saint John Multicultural & Newcomers Resource Centre since shortly after our grand opening last May. The centre recently honoured the couple’s contributions with the Volunteer of the Year award at the first annual SJMNRC Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. The Mediterranean Restaurant welcomed volunteers for a fun night of socializing and recognizing the vital work that is so critical to the success of the centre. Peter leads the English discussion forum class on Wednesday nights, while Hitomi often helps out, and has helped launch Origami classes at the centre. Thank you to all the volunteers who make the SJMNRC work. If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer, please contact Nathan White at 642-4242 or nathan.white@sjmnrc.ca.


Cultural celebrations


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Several cultural groups held major celebrations in the last month. Pictured above is a performance from the 25th anniversary gala of the Chinese Cultural Association of Saint John. Congratulations to the CCASJ on this important milestone! Also, Chinese New Year and Korean New Year were recently celebrated in the city, highlighting the diversity of the Saint John community. We look forward to many more celebrations in the months and years to come as Saint John continues to welcome newcomers and become a more multicultural place to live.


Upcoming events:

Free Bowling!

Saturday, Feb. 20, 1:30 p.m., Bowlarama (West Side)


Looking for a fun, family-friendly weekend outing? The Saint John Multicultural & Newcomers Resource Centre is partnering with Bowlarama for an afternoon of bowling on Saturday. Beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Bowlarama (248 Lancaster Avenue, West Saint John), this free event is a chance for newcomers to get a taste of the sport of bowling, while meeting other people in the Saint John area. Come, join, and have a great time! To register and for more information, contact Nathan White, Nathan.white@sjmnrc.ca / 642-4242


Multicultural Film Series


Thursday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m., Saint John Arts Centre


The Multicultural Film Series continues on Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Saint John Arts Centre, with a special appearance by poet Clyde A. Wray. The featured film is We Shall Not Be Moved, a 2001 documentary that tells the stories of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and other important historical figures. This month’s films were selected in conjunction with PRUDE (Pride of Race, Unity, Dignity through Education) in honour of Black History Month.  Wray will read a special poem before the film is screened, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Saint John Arts Centre, located at 20 Hazen Ave., is partnering with the Saint John Multicultural & Newcomers Resource Centre and several cultural associations on this new initiative. Admission is free. For further information, please contact Nathan White at 642-4242.


Business tax seminar


Wednesday, Feb. 24, 5:45 p.m., 4th floor of City Market – MUST REGISTER


Earlier this month, Paul Cormier of Canada Revenue Agency explained the basics of why and how we pay taxes, the different types of taxes, your rights and responsibilities, and where the money goes. The Saint John Multicultural & Newcomers Resource Centre is accepting registration for a follow-up presentation about income tax for business. The session will be held Wednesday, Feb. 24, on the fourth floor of the City Market. If you are interested in attending, you must register by contacting Nathan White at 642-4242 or Nathan.white@sjmnrc.ca by Monday, Feb. 22.


Employment Centre – Networking and Communication Listen and Lunch Series


Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., 3rd floor of City Market

The Saint John Multicultural & Newcomers Resource Centre’s four-part series on improving networking and communication skills continues with Derek Riedle of Revolution Strategy on Feb. 24. All sessions run from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays on the third floor of the City Market. The series wraps up with Mary Jane McGrath of Ian Martin on March 3. Please contact Mary Stack at 642-6464 or mary.stack@sjmnrc.ca for further information.


Language classes continue


English: Tuesdays 5:30 – 7 p.m., Wednesdays 4:30 – 6 p.m., Thursdays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 – 6 p.m., 3rd floor of City Market

NEW! French: Fridays 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., 3rd floor of City Market


The Saint John Multicultural & Newcomers Resource Centre has added a basic French group to its lineup of conversational classes. The new French group is held on Fridays from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., while English classes continue four times a week, all on the third floor of the City Market. English classes are held Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7 p.m., Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6 p.m., and Thursdays from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 – 6 p.m. These classes provide a comfortable, informal setting for people to practise and develop their official language skills. Participants have an opportunity to carry on discussions in English or French, and meet new people from a wide range of cultures. New students and volunteers for both groups are welcome. The centre also offers one-on-one language partners. For further information, or to volunteer, please contact Nathan White at 642-4242 or nathan.white@sjmnrc.ca.


Volunteers and donations needed:


The Saint John Multicultural & Newcomers Resource Centre is in search of volunteers who will translate for medical purposes. If you have a lingual ability and are willing to help others, it will be a great opportunity for you to gain experience and help someone at the same time. Training will be offered for those who do not have experience in the medical field. The centre is also looking for a volunteer to be a language partner in Sussex, as well as book donations. Books either in English or French can be very helpful for newcomers, who appreciate the generosity of the Saint John community.


Things to do:


In each newsletter, we feature some community activities you might be interested in:


-Saint John Sea Dogs FrancoFans hockey game - Sunday’s match (4 p.m., Harbour Station) will feature hit music from Canadian Francophone artists throughout the afternoon, and Saint John’s French community will also be spotlighted during the game.


-Comedy Night in Canada - The Blue Olive (419 Rothesay Avenue) will host Comedy Night in Canada be held on March 4 at 8 p.m. The admission is $ 10 per ticket for this improv comedy show, an all family-friendly, clean-cut fun entertainment for everyone to enjoy.


-Iranian New Year Celebration - Saint John Iranian Community is hosting the 4th annual ‘Iranian New Year Celebration’ on Sunday, March 21 at the Mediterranean Restaurant (419 Rothesay Avenue). Tickets are available at the following locations: Mr. C. Hajizadeh (139 Charlotte St., Saint John / 639-5599), Mr. S. Yousefi (Sam’s Convenience @ 160 Carmarthen St.), and Mr. Darius (West Side Variety @ 21 Main St. West side Saint John / 657-1000).


-International Women’s Day Breakfast - KV Networks is hosting a breakfast on March 8 to celebrate International Women’s Day. Mary Schryer, Minister of Health and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women will be honourably presented as a guest speaker. For further information, please contact Teri Woosman at 672-9040.


-Confucius Cultural Exchange – A new Chinese gift and cultural shop and gallery has opened at 72 Germain Street. Visit the store or become a fan on Facebook:
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We want to hear from you!


If you have any comments, suggestions or ideas for us at the Saint John Multicultural and Newcomers Resource Centre, or if you’d like to be added or removed from the mailing list, please don’t hesitate to contact us! Send a note to nathan.white@sjmnrc.ca or call us at 642-4242.

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