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The Ghanaian News January 2012 1 2010 Personal & Business Tax Filing HST Filing Vol. 16 No. 1 January 2012 Display Advertising : 416-916-3700 / Classified Advertising: The Ghanaian News Fax: 416-916-6701 Highlife Travel Services Ltd. For Your Best Fares To ACCRA and WORLDWIDE KEEPING YOU IN TOUCH WITH NEWS FROM HOME AND LOCAL COMMUNITY ISSUES 2256 Sheppard Ave. West, Suite 202, Toronto, Ont., M9M 1L7 Tel: 416-916-3700 Fax: 416-916-6701 TICO #2685853 Call The Experts HEAD OFFICE 189 Hess St. North Hamilton, Ontario Tel: 905-522-2771 Toronto: 416-747-8193 YEAR 2011 IN REVIEW Compiled by Jonathan Annobil, Toronto The Year 2011 that has just passed was one that was very eventful for our community and the Land of Our Birth. There were joyful moments, historic moments, dramatic moments and sad moments. They ranged from an official census exercise to find out the population levels in Ghana, and the honour of a Presidential visit of the Ghanaian President to Canada. The Year also witnessed high achievements by some of our community members in various fields of endeavour culminating in the hosting of the eleventh edition of the prestigious Ghanaian-Canadian Awards Night in September 2011. And the year also witnessed the sad passing of a number of our community members including the Ghana High Commissioner to Canada. We highlight below some of these moments and events we recorded over the Year 2011. JANUARY Atta Mills visit to Canada Royal Chiefs and Queenmothers of North American inauguration Ghana’s population hits 24,223,431 – 12,421,770 women and 11,801661 men according to Ghana Government statiscian Dr. Grace Bediako. World Bank projected that Ghana would be the fastest growing economy in sub-Saharan African, with growth rate of 13.4% in 2011 dropping to 10% in 2012. Consul General Kodjo Mawutor meets Ahmandiyya Muslim community in Toronto Ghana High Commission in UK launches Automated Online Passport Application Charlie Peprah, grandson of the late General I.K. Acheampong was in Green Bay Packers team that won the Super Bowl. FEBRUARY Asanteman installed new King and Queen of Toronto H.E. Dr. Turkson's death Nsuta Omanhene Premier McGuinty hosts reception in honor of Black History Month at Queen’s Park Anita Takyi of Mississauga crowned Miss Awoulaba 2011. It was a unique beauty pageant for youth of size 16 plus. Black History Month Award celebration at Ghanaian Presbyterian Church Black History Month 12th Year Anniversary & Community Awards at British Methodist Episcopal Church (BMEC) 5th Edition of Toronto’s Many Faces-2011 launches at Queen’s Park The Very Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Asare Kusi was ushered in as the new Supt. Minister-in-charge of the Ghana Methodist Church, Canada Mission Circuit, Toronto Society. Black Heritage Day celebrated at Montreal Children’s Hospital by the Ghana-Canada Association. MARCH CEANA Convention held in Toronto Petroleum Revenue Management Bill passed into Act by Parliament in Accra Ghana World Impact Church organized Impact Empowerment Conference with Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah, Apostle General, Royal House Chapel Ghana as guest speaker. Toronto Ghanaians celebrate 54th Independence anniversary at the Ghanaian Presbyterian Church Winnipeg Ghanaians celebrate 54th Independence anniversary Calgary Ghanaians celebrate 54th Independence anniversary Ghana-born Arthur Wharton officially recognized as the world’s very first black professional footballer at Wembly during Ghana and England soccer match. Ghana 54th Independence Cultural Expo 2011 held at York U APRIL Plans to turn Oakwood Collegiate Institute into an Afrocentric School were taken off the agenda at a T.D.S.B. meeting. 2 Canadian Medical Students, Ajit Singh Rai, Bachelor of Health Ghanaian-Canadian Achievement Awards cont'd on pg. 20

Ghanaian News January 2012

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