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Health Fair Shares Care Sound body, sound mind. Sounds good? Brendan Kergin Diversity Reporter staff


Ali Lee at the Canada vs India Cup in July, 2010 in Vancouver. Photos by Blair Shier

Victoria Star to Shine in India Former Vikes Player Alexandra Lee set for Commonwealth Games Brendan Kergin Diversity Reporter staff


lexandra (Ali) Lee has done something many only dream of doing: she’s made the national hockey team. Not the ice hockey team, although given that this is Canada you’d be forgiven for making that assumption. This first-generation Canadian is making her name as a defender in field hockey. Born and raised in Canada, Ali Lee is of Chinese descent. Her mother, a field hockey player herself, signed Lee up for the sport at the age of 10 and the young girl quickly found her passion. She played for several years with the Victoria Junior Sailors Field Hockey Club, and after entering the University of Victoria joined the

UVIC Vikes. Lee quickly gained recognition, winning the 2004 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Rookie of the Year award. “In my first 4 years I won individual awards and then in my final year we won the national title,” Lee recalls. Her success with the Vikes led to a spot on the national team, allowing her to join the top rank of international athletes. Continued on page 21.

onnection and integration were the key words of this year’s 2nd annual Diversity Health Fair, organized by the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria. The popular event took place Saturday, September 27th, at the First United Metropolitan Community Hall. Groups such as the Canadian Cancer Society and the BC Nurses Union were on-hand to provide healthcare information for recent arrivals to Canada. Some groups specialized in making new Canadians aware of health issues they may face here that are less common in their home countries. One such issue is clinical depression, a major risk for newly arrived immigrants. “Depression affects a lot of immigrants adjusting to a new culture,” said one advisor. “Because of the stigma they don’t look for help.” Continued on page12

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A Message from the Premier

September 2010 As Premier of the province of British Columbia, it is my pleasure to acknowledge Greater Victoria’s new publication, The Diversity Reporter. September 2010

I understand this multicultural community newspaper will focus on engaging immigrant A Message from the Premier communities and fostering a greater understanding between them and the community at As Premier of the province of British Columbia, it is my pleasure to acknowledge Greater Victoria’s large. new publication, The Diversity Reporter. I understand this multicultural community newspaper will focus an on engaging immigrant communities BC’s multicultural composition has played important role in the development of our and fostering a greater understanding between them and the community at large. great province. We are so fortunate to be living in such an enriched province. BC’s multicultural composition has played an important role in the development of our great province.

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Greeting from the Mayor of Victoria Greeting from the Mayor of Victoria On behalf of the City of Victoria, I wish to extend my congratulations on the launch of Diversity GreaterI Victoria’s first multilingual community newspaper. Onthe behalf of theReporter, City of Victoria, wish to extend my congratulations on the launch of the Diversity Reporter, Greater Victoria’s first multilingual community newspaper. The Diversity Reporter is an important addition to the community conversation, offering resource the chance to is stay their language choice. It is a wonderful offering Thepeople Diversity Reporter an informed importantinaddition to the of community conversation, that will us to connected. people the keep chance stay informed in their language of choice. It is a wonderful resource that will keep us connected. Victoria is a growing and thriving city – and we are better for the diversity that makes up Greeting from the Mayor of Victoria each one our neighborhoods. To have many different spoken cultures Victoria is a of growing and thriving city - andsowe are better forlanguages the diversity that and makes up celebrated is aneighborhoods. source of great pride for so ourmany community. It languages is part of what makes Victoria each one of our To have different spoken and cultures On such behalf of the City of to Victoria, I wish to extend my congratulations on the launch of a wonderful place call home. celebrated is a source of great pride for our community. It is part ofcommunity what makes Victoria such the Diversity Reporter, Greater Victoria’s first multilingual newspaper. a wonderful place to call home. I wish you all the best on this new and creative endeavor. I wish you all the best on this new and creative endeavor.

The Diversity Reporter is an important addition to the community conversation, offering Sincerely, people the chance to stay informed in their language of choice. It is a wonderful resource Sincerely, that will keep us connected.

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To book events or submit your event pictures email us at Diversity Reporter Connecting communities Publisher: Frontline Media Editor: Mohsin Abbas Contributors: Brennan Storr, Raquel Gallego, Brendan Kergin, Joanna Schaller, Jennifer Patel, Antham Man, Darshan Singh, Waqar Yousaf Butt Photographer: Dan Eastabrook Graphics: Francisco Cumayas David Upper Webmaster: Attila Kovarcsik Advertisements: Marketing Consultant: Carl M. Hohol Inquiries: Tel: 250-412-1724 Fax: 250-483-6383 General inquiries: contact@ Events: Classifieds: classifieds@ Letter to Editor: letters@ Have Your Say: feedback@ Contact: British Columbia Frontline Media, P.O. Box 49022 Victoria, BC V8P 5V8, Canada Ontario 1515-A, Matheson Blvd, E. Suite # 216 Mississauga, ON, L4W 2P5 Saskatchewan 62-1755 Hamilton Street, Regina, SK, S4P 2B5 Foreign Correspondents: Australia Syed Salman Shah China James Foster India Ajmer Alam Wani Philippines Caroline Wong Bangladesh Saleem Samad Dubai Akbar J. Bajwa Pakistan Nadia B. Bukhari Diversity Reporter is a leading multilingual newspaper with content published in more than 10 languages. It is published by Frontline Media every second Wednesday. We encourage newcomers and immigrants to write their stories and share it with the best community on earth. We welcome local event, news stories, features and pictures from community members. Opinions and views expressed are of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of Diversity Reporter.

Video Presentation and Red Cross Flood Relief funds for Pakistan

Change of Address: Pakistan Consulate

The 2010 Capital One Just For Laughs Comedy Tour

Come out and join to learn more about a situation the United Nations is calling one of the greatest disasters in human history. With 20 million people affected, the scope of the devastation is hard to imagine. A 20-minute presentation will show recent footage and scenes from the flooded areas of Pakistan. Donations will be accepted for funds for Red Cross flood relief. Laptops will be available for online donations.

The Consulate General of Pakistan in Vancouver is moving to a new office building in downtown Vancouver effective 1st October, 2010: Suite 1400, 510 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L8, Tel: 604-569-1415 Fax: 604-568-2180. For more details, please visit our website at or e-mail us at info@

Tuesday 09-Nov-10 Victoria, BC McPherson Playhouse, Wednesday 10Nov-10 Victoria, BC McPherson Playhouse

On October 8th, Friday,12:00 – 1:00 pm. at Royal Roads University, Grant Building, Room 228. For more details contact MaryAnne Neal at 250 - 896 – 4347 READ Fundraiser to Benefit Child Literacy October 23, 2010, the READ Society and the Saanich Rotary Club are hosting a gala dinner and auction at the UVic Faculty Club. The fundraiser begins at 6pm and will feature the Pearson College Dancers, Esquimalt Jazz Band and the dance band Loose Change. Tickets are $100 per person with $60 tax receipts available upon request. For information phone READ at 250-388-7225 or visit their website at

An illustrated talk on the struggles of the Palestinian people, by Theresa Wolfwood Theresa Wolfwood reports on her second solidarity journey to Palestine and the Palestinian communities in Jordan. She was part of the Canadian delegation to the 5th Bil’in Annual International Conference for Palestinian Popular Resistance. She visited Palestinians in homes, schools, farms and projects. Theresa will report on international actions and strategies to support Palestine including the growing global boycott, sanctions and divestment movement. Thursday October 14, 2010, 7:00pm, Fernwood Community Association, 1923 Fernwood Road Admission by donation. Information: or 250 5957519

Volunteer Community Writers Wanted If you can write stories in English, Chinese, Punjabi, Tagalog, Spanish, Hindi, Persian, Urdu, Korean, Polish, German and Arabic. Diversity Reporter pages will welcome your stories. Send us your story ideas today at contact@

Restaurant Guide Zap Thai Restaurant 1207 Esquimalt Road, V9A 3P1 (250) 389-1845

India Curry House 506 Fort Street, V8W 1E6 (250) 361-9000

Fan Tan Cafe 549 Fisgard Street, V8W 1R5 (250) 383-1611

Sookjai Thai 893 Fort Street, V8W 1H6 (250) 383-9945

Sabri Indian Cuisine 3480 Tillicum Road, V8Z 4H3 (250) 388-4655

Dragon Gate Unit D - 1609 Fort Street, V8R 1H9 (250) 592-1178

Baan Thai 1117 Blanshard Street, V8W 1Y8 (250) 383-0050‎

Royal Kebab Grille. 2656 Quadra Street, Victoria, (250) 213-6669

Ocean Garden 568 Fisgard Street, V8W 1R4 (250) 360-2818

Siam Thai 512 Fort Street, V8W 1E6 (250) 383-9911‎

Santiago`s Cafe 660 Oswego Street, V8V 4W9 (250) 388-7376

Don Mee Seafood Restaurant 538 Fisgard Street, V8W 1R4 (250) 383-1032

King & Thai Restaurant 1109 McKenzie Street, V8V 2W1 (250) 360-1615

Cafe Mexico 1425 Store Street, V8W 3C6 (250) 386-1425

James Bay Fish & Chips 211 Menzies Street, V8V 2G6 (250) 383-5333

Little Thai Place 3613 Shelbourne Street, V8P 4H1 (250) 477-8668

La Fiesta Cafe #5 – 1594 Fairfield Road, V8S 1G1 (250) 595-6622

Purple Garden Buffet #138-1551 Cedar Hill X Road, V8P 2P3 (250) 477-886

My Thai Cafe 1020 Cook Street, V8V 3Z5 (250) 472-7574‎

La Fiesta Cafe 12 – 1001 Douglas Street, V8W 2C5 (250) 383-6622

Mama Rosie’s Philipino Restaurant 10153 Resthaven Drive, Sidney, (250) 656-7671

Sod-Sai Thai 1692 Douglas Street, V8W 2G6 (250) 388-9517‎

Green Leaf Bistro 1684 Douglas Street, V8W 2G6 (250) 590-8302

Korean Gardens 3945 Quadra Street, V8X 1J5 (250) 744-3311‎

Kim’s Vietnamese Restaurant 748 Johnson Street, V8W 1N1 (250) 385-0455

Sura 1696 Douglas Street, V8W 2G6 (250) 385-7872

Side Dish Restaurant. Persian Food. 1008 Langley Victoria, B.C. 250.477.9995

Cafe Ceylon 104 -1175 Cook St.V8V 4A1 (250) 388-4949.

Al-Sultan 1813 Douglas Street, V8T 4K5 (250) 590-4044

King Sejong 650 Yates Street, V8W 1L3 (250) 382-1289

Beirut Express 787 Fort Street, V8W 1G9 (250) 590-3005

Kuku’s 24 Burnside Road West, V9A 1B3 (778) 430-5858

John’s Noodle Village 823 Bay Street, V8T 1R3 (250) 978-9328

The Spice Jammer 852 Fort Street, V8W 1H8 (250) 480-1055

Golden Chopsticks 627 Fort Street, V8W 1G1 (250) 388-3148

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September 29, 2010

Freedom of Speech Doc Nominated For Gemini C

anadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) welcomes the news that the film “So Far From Home” has been nominated for a Gemini award. CJFE was proud to be associated with the film that shone a spotlight on the challenges and dangers faced by five journalists from regions of major conflict. CJFE congratulates director Vladimir Kabelik of Willing Mind Productions Inc. on his nomination for best writing in a documentary program or series category at the 25th annual Gemini Awards. The documentary film “So Far From Home”, written, directed and produced by Kabelik takes us into the world of journalists, Nikahang Kowsar, Mir Mahdavi, Mohsin Abbas, Aaron Berhane and Mike Odongkara, all of whom were forced to flee their homelands because of their reporting. The film shows how they are rebuilding their lives and careers here in Canada, and also looks at the state of free expression in their respective countries of origin: Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Eritrea and Uganda. The film aired on Omni Television in 2009/2010 and was made possible by OMNI’s Independent Producers Initiative.

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Immigration Minister Says Doors Are Open to China James Foster

Diversity Reporter Correspondent


hina is, and will continue to be, one of the most important source countries for immigrants to Canada, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney said today in Beijing. “Canada has benefited enormously from immigration from China,” said Minister Kenney. China remains the number one source country for immigrants to Canada. Minister Kenney notes that more visitors are coming to Canada from China as well. In the first quarter of this year, Canada saw 14% more visitors from China than in the first quarter of 2009, or 46% more than in the first quarter of 2005.

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney “That means more Chinese nationals are visiting their family here in Canada than ever before. With the implementation of the Approved Destination Status, which allows Chinese travel agents to advertise and organize tour groups to Canada, that number will only rise.” said the Minister. He also said that, “We are committed to increasing the number of Chinese students attending Canadian colleges and universities.” But he also warns that while the door is open to Chinese students, visitors and immigrants, the Government of Canada is serious about cracking down on immigration fraud. This includes drawing attention to fraudulent immigration consultants. “While many consultants do good work, we want people to know that it’s not necessary to hire a consultant to come to Canada,” said Minister Kenney. “And with the help of the Chinese government, we want to put a stop to the ones who are engaging in fraud.”






September 29, 2010

Arts Projects to Support Multiculturalism


ICTORIA – Fifteen B.C. community groups will receive grants of up to $25,000 each to promote multiculturalism and anti-racism through art, Minister of Citizens’ Services Mary McNeil announced. “Tapping people’s creativity is a way to break down barriers and change thinking,” said McNeil. Funding is being provided through EmbraceBC, a program that works to inspire community members and leaders to welcome, accept and embrace difference within their communities. Projects chosen for funding include a youth-generated photo blog that willfocus on multicultural awareness; a community choir that emphasizes inclusion; and a program that will see urban students use the writtenword, along with arts and crafts, to connect with students from a rural First Nations school. Each project will receive up to $25,000, and all projects will be completed by March 31, 2011. Find out more at

Surrey-Tynehead MLA Dave S. Hayer congratulates the community-nominated Police Officer of the Year award winner Johanna Robinson at the 14th annual Surrey Board of Trade Police Officer of the Year awards held at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. The annual event, this year MCed by former attorney general Wally Oppal, was founded by MLA Hayer who has since become a big supporter.

United Victoria Cricket Club Won the 2010 VDCA Championship United Victoria 148/6 in 30 overs (Omar Khan 74*, Amitabh 2/31) beat Incogs 147/9 in 35 0vers (Brussow Izak 45, Tanzil Rehman 3/22).

New Digs for Media Net Filmmaker’s Co-op Celebrates New Location


ictoria - On Friday, September 17th, filmmaker’s co-operative Media Net celebrated the opening of their new location at #110 – 2750 Quadra Street. Guests were treated to the launch of three videos produced through the Greenlight grant program by artists Rick Raxlen, Steven ThomasDavies, & Alejandro Valbuena. The films are viewable on the Media Net website at Following the reception was a talk by filmmaker Tom Shandel, producer, writer and director of films such as The Corporation (1999) and Kerouac (1997).

Victoria Muslims Celebrate Eid Party at Pearkes


ontinuing on their success of last year, United Victoria Cricket Club have won the 2010 VDCA weekend league Championship. They were up against the Incogs Cricket Club in a rain affected final of the championship which was reduced to 35 overs per innings. After winning the toss Incogs decided to bat first. Incogs’s captain Timothy and Brussow Izaq played some aggressive shots to reach a respectable total of 147 on a wet outfield. Tanzil Rhman was the pick of the bowlers with his figures of 3/22.

United Victoria’s lost two quick wickets in first three overs with only 2 runs on the board. But then United Victoria’s captain Atif Khan and

Omar Khan joined together and played responsibility to take their side to 60 in 14th over before Atif got out. Although they lost four more wickets during their chase, Omar Khan stayed not out at 74 to see his team through in 30 overs. He also collected man of the match award for his fine batting performance. United Victoria has won Payne Cup, Twenty20 Cup and Colonist Cup in 2010 season thus far. Their next assignment will be Tomalin Cup where they will face off with the winning team of Vancouver league Championship.

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Charbel Hage, proud owner of Beirut Express

Beirut Express A Family Affair

A busy day at Beirut Express

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f you wanted to try every plate of chow mein in this city your heart would give out before your options but, until recently, if you wanted to have shawarma, a food to the Middle East what the hamburger is to the west, then you were out of luck. On July 1, brothers Charbel and Kabalan Hage opened Beirut Express at 787 Fort Street, bringing shawarma to Victoria. After receiving some tough reviews in their opening days, Charbel says reaction to the restaurant has become overwhelmingly positive: “People love the food...they’re so thrilled about having a shawarma place in Victoria.” For the uninitiated, a shawarma consists of lamb, beef or chicken, shaved off a slow-roasted shank, placed into pita bread alongside vegetables like tomato, cabbage, lettuce and cucumber, then dressed with hummus. While shawarma might not strike anyone as health food, the brothers have gone to great lengths to make sure their meals are as health-conscious as possible. Their chicken is sourced from Alberta, where, they claim, regulations on the quality of meat are stricter. The lamb is New Zealand lamb, chosen, says Charbel, “...because it’s very lean... rather than the lamb here [from B.C.], which has

such a strong, fatty taste.” In response to a growing demand, all of Beirut Express’ meat is halal. Says Kabalan, “Some people in Victoria want fast food but also want to eat halal, and that limits their choices. We pay more for our meat to give people that option.” The brothers were born in Lebanon, their family fleeing that country’s internal strife when Charbel was 13. “All we came here with was the pack on our backs,” says Charbel. Both Charbel and Kabalan were educated in Canadian schools and were building contractors before they were restaurateurs. This was to come in handy when preparing for the opening of Beirut Express as the brothers renovated the Fort Street location themselves; they put in 16-hour days for two months prior to the restaurant’s opening. The opening itself was delayed three weeks by the birth of Charbel’s son, Maverick. With the business now off the ground, Charbel is happily juggling the twin responsibilities of restaurant ownership and fatherhood: “It’s been a challenge,” he says, “but we just do it. If I can achieve this, then I can achieve anything.”

A Shawarfel, Charbel’s favorite item on the menu

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New Laws Crack Down on Unsafe Drivers Brennan Storr Diversity Reporter


anada's toughest impaired driving law and new penalties for excessive speeders came into effect onMonday, September 20. "When someone gets behind the wheel of a car and drives drunk or speeds excessively, it's no accident, it's a deliberate choice," said Solicitor General Michael de Jong, QC. "We want to protect all motorists by giving police more enforcement tools to stop irresponsible drivers in their tracks." Changes to the Motor Vehicle Act introduced last spring mean drivers impaired by alcohol will face swift penalties that may take away theirvehicle, their licence, and cost them anywhere from $600 to $4,000 in penalties. Motorists caught driving 40 km/h over the posted speed limit will have their vehicle impounded for seven days and face escalating

penalties for repeat offences. This is in addition to existing penalties for excessive speeding, which include fines, penalty points and increased premiums. The Province's goal is to reduce alcohol-impaired driving fatalities by 35 per cent by the end of 2013. "We know that when speed or alcohol is mixed with driving, it's a recipe for a deadly crash," said Superintendent Mike Diack, Officer in Charge of the RCMP's "E" Division Traffic Services. "These changes will make our roads and highways much safer by removing reckless drivers and deterring them from driving carelessly." More details about changes to the Motor Vehicle Act are available at:


a time when fewer American tourists are crossing the border." Amtrak has expressed interest in expanding same-day service between Vancouver and Portland but if the federal government goes ahead with a planned $1,500 daily inspection fee it will cancel the service, putting B.C. jobs at risk. Amtrak's expanded, twice daily, service between Portland and Vancouver attracted more than 200,000 passengers in the second-quarter of this






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Late Indo-Canadian MLA Sindi Hawkins Honoured The BC Cancer Agency’s Centre for the Southern Interior will be renamed inhonour of former Kelowna-Mission MLA Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins, in recognition of her work in the fight against cancer, announced Premier Gordon Campbell. “Sindi Hawkins...selflessly dedicated her life to helping others, as anurse, an MLA and an advocate to raise awareness for cancer,” said Premier Campbell. After being diagnosed in 2004 with acute myeloid leukemia diagnosis, Hawkins became a tireless supporter of the cancer cause. As co-chair of the BC Cancer Foundation’s Tour of Courage in 2007 and with a new endowment fund, she helped raise nearly $3 million for the BC Cancer Foundation. “[Sindi] has given cancer patients across British Columbia not only the gift of hope, but the gift of life that will now be remembered for generations” said Premier Campbell. Hawkins served as the MLA for Okanagan-West and Kelowna-Mission from 1996 to 2009. Before her election to the legisla-

Loss of Amtrak Service Would Hurt B.C. :NDP ancouver -The B.C. Liberals need to work with the federal government to maintain train service between Portland, Seattle and Vancouver in order to help the tourism sector, say New Democrats. "Taking the train is an affordable, relaxing and green way to travel," said New Democrat tourism critic Spencer Chandra Herbert. "Same-day service between Portland, Seattle and Vancouver has already increased overnight visitors to British Columbia at


year - an increase of 12 per cent over last year's numbers. "The passengers coming in on these trains have provided a valuable boost at a time when there are fewer American tourists coming to visit Vancouver,” said Amrik Mahil, President of Blacktop Cabs and the Checker Cab Company. "Our federal and provincial governments need to work together to keep these trains rolling."

tive assembly, Hawkins worked as a registered nurse. She spent 12 years treating cancer patients before pursuing a career in law. Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins died in Calgary on Tuesday, September 21. Surrey-Tynehead MLA Dave S. Hayer remembers Hawkins, “Sindi will be sorely

missed by everyone who knew her,” says Hayer. “Her courage and humour enriched everyone she touched, including those at the Legislature.” New Democrat leader Carole James said, “Sindi was an extraordinary woman, a kind and generous spirit who will be remembered for a lifetime of public service to her province and her community.” “She will be deeply missed by her friends, colleagues and thousands more whose lives she touched,” said Premier Gordon Campbell on Tuesday. “The family has asked for privacy.”

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Province Encourages Students To Be Active


oday is Sports Day in Canada, a celebration of sport and physical activity in communities and schools across the nation. B.C. is leading Canada with the most dynamic student health initiatives in the country, and we are committed to helping make the healthy choice the easy choice for children and youth. We know that students who are physically active do better in school. As we watched the students go back to school over the last two weeks, it has been inspiring to see so many parents and young people embracing healthy lifestyles by walking, packing healthy lunches and making many other healthy choices. Over the last few years, we have eliminated the ability to buy junk food in schools by banning the sales

of unhealthy foods to students from school vending machines, cafeterias, and school fundraisers. Students in all grade levels are also expected to take part in physical activities each day it is mandatory an d counts towards their graduation from high school. Action Schools! BC is an initiative that assists schools increating individualized action plans to promote healthy living

The program supports teachers through workshops to encourage their students to be physically active and eat healthy as part of a healthy daily routine. We hope these good habits will stay with students long after they finish school to develop life-long healthy living strategies. Physical activity can range from walking to playing high-performance level sports. The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games provided a great opportunity to inspire children and youth to lead healthier lives. Through the 2010 Sport Legacy Fund, government is providing $30 million over three years to help facilitate increased participation and excellence in youth sports Walking to school is an easy step to take. This year, over 250 schools are

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registered and over 95,000 students across British Columbia are getting set to participate in iWalk - International Walk to School being held Oct.4-8, 2010 to promote and celebrate the many benefits of walking. Statistics show that one in four B.C. schoolchildren is overweight or obese so we have to help our children, and generations to come, develop healthy lifestyles. In B.C., we recognize that a commitment to healthy living is a commitment to a healthy future, and Sports Day in Canada is a great reminder of the life-long benefits of getting regular physical activity and participation in sport website for more healthy living tips. Visit www. Author is Minister of Education of B.C.


September 29, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS! As the MLA for Victoria-Swan Lake, it is my pleasure to congratulate the launch of the Capital Region's first ever multilingual community newspaper, The Diversity Reporter. I expect many will rely on your publication to keep them informed of local, regional and world events. The Diversity Reporter will help maintain and develop the cultural mosaic which is so important to the history and future of our province. Again, please accept my congratulations. Warmest regards, Rob Fleming, MLA Victoria-Swan Lake

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The Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS) congratulates Vancouver Island's first ever multilingual community newspaper, the Diversity Reporter, on its launch. VIRCS is a non-profit organization aimed at helping new Canadians overcome barriers and adapt to mainstream society. Carlos A. Gaete Executive Director

Of Internet Loves And Sponsorships Abner Gener - Balita News Service


he internet has made the world a smaller place, bringing people together in more ways than one. It is not uncommon in this day and age for people to fall in love using the language of bits and bytes, zeroes and ones. But being romantically involved online is one thing, and convincing the immigration officer that one’s internet love could be sponsored to Canada is another. Armel and Antoinette had met face to face a couple of times before, but it was through emails and phone calls to each other that their relationship blossomed. Armel met Antoinette in Cuba in 1996. Armel was then a student in Cuba while Antoinette was there on vacation. They probably hit it off at their first meeting in 1996 because that same year Armel got on a plane and paid Antoinette a visit, and they spent the Christmas holidays together. Following Armel’s visit, however, there was no contact between the two until eight years later. Armel and Antoinette caught up with each other, not in some romantic beach spot or other exotic getaway, but in the hustle and bustle of the World Wide Web. By then, Armel had landed in Canada to become a permanent resident. They got hold of each other’s email address through a common friend. An exchange of emails and phone calls followed, and soon a romantic relationship developed. Armel became a Canadian

citizen in 2006. Not long after, Armel sponsored Antoinette. He indicated in the sponsorship application that they were conjugal partners. In support of the application, Armel submitted proof of money transfers to Antoinette. Armel presented written statements and testified about his romantic involvement with Antoinette. Antoinette herself and a friend gave their testimony. Most of all, Armel submitted the emails exchanged between him and Antoinette and the telephone calling cards they used to call each other, as proof of their conjugal relationship. Armel and Antoinette met up after the filing of the sponsorship application. This was only the third of their face-to-face meetings. This was more than 10 years after their second rendezvous in 1996. The sponsorship application was denied by the immigration panel on the ground that Armel and Antoinette were not conjugal partners as defined in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (SOR/2002-227). Under section 2 of the Regulations, the term “conjugal partner” means “a foreign national residing outside Canada who is in a conjugal relationship (with the sponsor) for a period of at least one year”. Section 4 of the Regulations requires that the conjugal relationship be genuine and not entered into solely for the purpose of acquiring status or privilege under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, c. 27. Armel went to court for a review of the denial of his application. The issue of

whether Armel and Antoinette were conjugal partners was at the heart of the controversy in Mbollo v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), 2009 FC 1267. The federal judge took note of the factors considered by the immigration panel in determining whether the conjugal union was just a means of entering Canada as a member of the family class. According to the panel, the couple did not cohabit before the sponsorship application was filed, and was together only for a brief period in 2007. The panel was not able to tell whether Armel and Antoinette were engaged or had intention to marry, since their respective testimony and written statements were inconsistent with one another. While concluding based on the testimony of the couple and their friends that they were romantically involved with each other, the panel said this was not enough to support a finding of a conjugal relationship based on how others may have perceived it. The panel acknowledged there was evidence that Armel supported Antoinette financially, which was indicative of a conjugal union. On the other hand, evidence of emotional support was lacking. For one, Antoinette knew very little about Armel’s life in Canada. Finally, the panel noted that the couple had no children, and there were no shared duties or services between them apart from the fact that Armel had sent money to Antoinette. As a whole, the panel was not con-

vinced that whatever Armel and Antoinette had between them had ripened into a conjugal relationship as defined in the Regulations. The federal judge agreed with the panel. Quoting the panel with approval, the judge said that the “contact between the two is too limited in several areas including intimacy, cohabitation, life-sharing events and knowledge of each other’s hopes and dreams.” The judge was also aware of inconsistencies in the testimony of the couple and their witness regarding the status of their relationship. Most of the evidence, according to the judge, were emails and telephone calling cards showing that the two kept in touch with each other. While conceding that the couple were romantically involved, the judge was not prepared to find a genuine conjugal union contemplated by the Regulations because of their failure to prove it by credible evidence. The judge thus affirmed the denial of the sponsorship application. The internet has given romantic relationships a whole new twist. You can get romantically involved these days without ever getting a chance to look into your lover’s eyes as he or she says those sweet nothings you have longed to hear. An email, or even a text message, could be the only thing you are going to get. For the immigration officer, however, this will simply not do. It is going to take more than emails and phone calls to prove the existence of a conjugal relationship for sponsorship purposes.

Congratulations Diversity Reporter On the occasion of the launch of “The Diversity Reporter” newspaper, I would like to convey my heartiest congratulations to your staff and management who have worked hard to make your publication a success. Multicultural newspapers play a crucial role in our society by bringing forward important issues and triggering enlightening discussion on subjects that need added awareness. Please accept my best wishes on your future work — to inform, enlighten as well as entertain. Once again, on behalf of the constituents of Victoria-Beacon Hill I offer congratulations on achieving this important landmark and I wish The Diversity Reporter and its team many more years of success. Yours Truly, Carole James MLA, Victoria-Beacon Hill

September 29, 2010


Latin American Film Week at UVic Raquel Gallego


inecenta Theatre at the University of Victoria held its first Latin American Film Week from Sept. 15th to 19th. Five movies from Mexico, Cuba, Chile and Argentina were shown during this event. The movies emphazise current social issues, such as inmigration, in the Cuban film Personal Belongings, or Mexican history, as portrayed in The Dessert Within. The event was coordinated by Dan Russek, professor of the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies at Uvic. After months of preparation, the feedback from the public has been very good. The organizers hope to make it into an annual event that encourages the raising of awareness of Latinamerican culture in the community of Victoria.


l cine Cinecenta de la Universidad de Victoria acogió la primera Semana del Cine Latinoamericano del 15 al 19 de septiembre. Cinco películas procedentes de Méjico, Cuba, Chile y Argentina, fueron proyectadas durante el evento En las películas destacan temas sociales de actualidad, como es el caso de la emigración, en la película cubana Personal belongings, o la historia de México, tal como se muestra en la cinta Desierto adentro. El evento fue coordinado por Dan Russek, profesor del Departamento de Estudios Hispánicos e Italianos de Uvic. Tras meses de preparación, la respuesta del público ha sido muy buena. Los organizadores esperan hacer de esta muestra un evento anual que fomente el conocimiento de Latinoamérica en la comunidad de Victoria.

Dan Russek, coordinator of the Film Week, is a professor in the department of Hispanic and Italian Studies at Uvic. Photos by Raquel Gallego/Diversity Reporter

CATALUÑA PROHIBE LAS CORRIDAS DE TOROS Las corridas de toros en Cataluña estarán prohibidas a partir de enero del 2012 tras la aprobación de la propuesta el pasado 28 de Julio. Raquel Gallego. Victoria El Parlamento de Cataluña aprobó el pasado 28 de Julio la propuesta para la prohibición de las corridas de toros en esa región. La nueva ley entrará en vigor el próximo enero del 2012. La votación ha mantenido a la expectativa a una gran multitud de personas tanto dentro como fuera de España, y fue finalmente aprobada por 68 votos a favor, y 55 en contra. El Parlamento acogió esta votación tras año y medio de debate acerca de la prohibición de las corridas de toros. La propuesta para debatir el tema fue aceptada tras las 180.000 firmas presentadas por la organización antitaurina Prou!. De esta forma se convierte en la segunda comunidad autónoma en España en prohibir las corridas de toros, después de que Canarias lo hiciera en 1991. Las reacciones tras el resultado no se han hecho esperar. Los contrarios a esta nueva ley, atribuyen a esta decisión razones políticas. En su opinión, el Parlamento de Cataluña ha aprobado esta ley como modo de separarse más del resto

de España, ya que los toros están considerados una fiesta nacional. Así pues, el principal partido de la oposición en España, el Partido Popular, quiere llevar la fiesta a las Cortes y así declararla de interés general, como modo para impedir su prohibición. Sin embargo, los que están a favor declaran que se trata de una decisión basada estrictamente en razones de derechos de los animales, y celebran una decisión que llevan años esperando. Muchas han sido las muestras de apoyo a esta nueva ley, tanto por parte de los catalanes, como otras comunidades autónomas como Andalucía y el País Vasco, que ya planean comenzar su propia batalla para conseguir la prohibición en sus regiones. Además, la Sociedad Mundial para la Protección del Animal (WSPA, en sus siglas en inglés), mandó 140.000 firmas de 120 países que apoyaban la propuesta. Así como el Dalai Lama, quien envió una carta al Parlamento catalán mostrando su apoyo a la propuesta antitaurina, y tachando las corridas de “práctica cruel que inflinge dolor atroz a un animal inocente

y que siente”. Las corridas de toros es una fiesta nacional en España que se celebra desde el siglo XVIII, en la que un torero se enfrenta a un toro bravo con el fin de lidiarlo. Esta fiesta, alabada por unos por su carácter tradicional, ha sufrido en los últimos años una declive debido al desinterés progresivo de la población, así como el ataque de las organizaciones antitaurinas. Así lo demuestran las últimas encuestas realizadas. En el año 2006 el 81% de los menores de 34 años mostraba desinterés por los festejos. Entre los 35 y los 44 años, la cifra descendía levemente hasta el 78%. Lo más sorprendente de la encuesta fue que, a pesar del pensamiento general de que la tradición es más fuerte en las edades más avanzadas, la encuesta reveló que sólo el 41% de los mayores de 65 años se declara interesado en los toros. Sin embargo, en otra encuesta más reciente, el 52% de la población se muestra contrario a la prohibición, lo que nos demuestra que a pesar del des-

interés de la población por las corridas, muchos se muestran aún partidarios de la libre celebración de tal festejo. El debate está servido. Desde los que apoyan las corridas y afirman que el toro de lidia tiene como única razón de su existencia las corridas de toros, y que sin ellas, la especie se extinguiría, hasta los que luchan por cambiar una tradición que no concuerda con una sociedad moderna donde se lucha constantemente por los derechos de los seres vivos.

¿Creen ustedes que la decisión del Parlamento catalán de prohibir las corridas es correcta, o creen que las corridas deberían estar permitidas? ¿Creen que la fiesta debe mantenerse por tradición cultural, o que en una sociedad cada vez más consciente de los derechos de los animales, tal celebración no tiene cabida?

September 29, 2010


Peace in the Afternoon

Catalonian Parliament Moves to Ban Bullfighting, Effective January 2012 Raquel Gallego. Victoria


n July 28th, the parliament of Spain’s Catalonia region approved a proposal, effective January 2012, to ban bullfighting. The vote came after a year and a half of intense debate on the subject prompted by the presentation of a 180,000-signature petition in favour of the ban. The petition was brought forward by anti-bullfighting group Prou! The proposal was passed by a vote of 68 to 55. Catalonia becomes the second region of Spain to ban bullfighting, following the Canary Islands, which made the decision in 1991. Reactions to the vote were divided. Those opposed to the new law believe that the Catalonian Parliament is trying to drive a wedge between the region and the rest of Spain. The main opposition, Partido Popular, has said it will take the case to court in order to have bullfighting declared part of Spain’s national heritage, making the sport impossible to ban. Those in favour of the ban claim that it will not estrange the region from the rest of the country and celebrate it as a long-awaited victory for animal rights. The decision has seen support not only from the Catalan people but from other regions like Andalucía and the Basque Country, where plans are being readied to battle for similar legislation.

In addition, the WSPA collected 140,000 signatures from 120 countries to show worldwide support for the proposal. The Dalai Lama sent a letter to the Parliament showing his support for the banning of a “cruel practice which publicly inflicts atrocious pain on sentient and innocent animals.” Bullfighting has been a celebrated tradition in Spain for centuries. Famously chronicled by Ernest Hemingway in his 1932 book “Death in the Afternoon”, the sport has, in recent years, suffered a decline in popularity. This may be attributed to a number of factors, including campaigns based on a growing awareness of animal rights. Another reason for the sport’s slow fade from the national consciousness is a population whose attention has been stolen by other, more modern, pursuits. In a 2006 poll, 78% of respondents between the ages of 35 & 44 showed no interest in bullfighting and for respondents under the age of 34 that figure rose to 81%. Perhaps the most surprising figure comes from seniors, of whom only 41% of those polled claimed any interest in the sport at all. However, in another, more recent, survey, 52% of respondents claim to be against the ban, which shows that in spite of declining interest, many still support

the freedom of being able to choose for themselves. The debate is on the table. On one side are those who support bullfighting; in addition to their stated arguments, they believe that the breed of bull used exists only to fight, and without this, the breed would become extinct. On the other side are those who argue that we should discontinue a tradition which is

out of step with modern society and progressive views on animal rights. Is bullfighting a necessary part of Spain’s proud tradition or an antiquated bloodsport whose time has passed? We want to hear from you! Send your opinions to:

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Jarrah Chadwick-Rupp along his mother Narissa Chadwick show off wayang puppet cutout at the James Bay Community Centre during a workshop for children and parents. Photo by Dan Eastabrook/Diversity Reporter Staff

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Made in Kashmir at TIFF

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ach year, Toronto International Film Rafiq (Shahnawaz Bhat), who picks up Festival (TIFF) features nearly 300 his brother’s camera to continue his jourfilms from over 60 countries. This year, ney. there were four features from India— “Autumn is a remarkable achievement Dhobi Ghat, Harud, Soul of Sand and That marked by indelible performances and Girl in Yellow Boots. Each one distinct a deeply personal understanding of the from the typical, commercial Bollywood politics of family and war,” said Bailey. that India has been identified with in Over the years TIFF programmers the West. have slowly become more receptive to The celebrated Indian debutant directhe indie films coming out of Mumbai. tor at the festival was Aamir Bashir. He Harud’s historic international premiere has acted in several Bollywood films, but at TIFF, is a clear indication that India’s with Harud, he makes a smooth transiindie cinema has crossed the shores to tion to filmmaking. Shot in striking, North America’s big film festivals. widescreen images in India’s Kashmir In Kashmir it is eternally autumn. region, Bashir’s Everything is on debut tells the the cusp of deAutumn is a remarkable story of Rafiq, a struction: parched young man strugachievement marked by indelible leaves fall from gling to come to performances and a deeply personal trees, power lines terms with the loss of spark ominously, understanding of the politics of family his older brother, while anger, fear who has disapand despair simand war peared in the ongomer beneath exing border conflict. hausted veneers. It is a quiet film, capturing the everyDeath is everywhere. The film’s quiet, day life of a Kashmiri family coping with almost ethereal pacing is punctuated by conflict in the Valley and the disappearjarring incidents. The oppressive surveilance of the older son who was a tourist lance of an overbearing military presphotographer. In quiet tones and pacing, ence is echoed by Bashir’s widescreen reminiscent of the new Iranian cinema, framing of shots through door frames the Kashmir-born Bashir reflects on the and windows; we too are implicated as decay of the Kashmiri psyche. Harud voyeurs in this humiliating world where features a heartbreaking performance by privacy does not exist. As tensions rise, veteran Iranian actor Reza Naji as the faRafiq gravitates increasingly towards his ther of the family. But the story unfolds camera, through which the boundaries from the perspective of the younger son between dream and reality, vision and hallucination, assume a fluid ambiguity.

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September 29, 2010


James Bay to Jakarta

Audiences Delighted by the Sights and Sounds of Indonesia Brennan Storr Diversity Reporter Staff


he sights and sounds of Indonesia came to James Bay on Sunday, September 19th. In the morning, children and adults alike took part in a pair of Indonesian-themed workshops, and in the afternoon were treated to a performance of Gamelan, a traditional Indonesian music ensemble, by the Busy Island Gamelan Orchestra. The event was held at the James Bay Community School Centre and sponsored by the Indonesian Community in Vancouver Island in partnership with the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia, and Luminara Lantern Festival. Leading the performance was Gamelan master Sutrisno Hartana, a native of Jogjakarta, Java. Hartana is a student of Asian studies and art history at the University of Victoria, and is committed to helping the art of his homeland cross cultural boundaries. An engaging man with a quick smile and a storyteller’s heart, he delighted everyone present with his morning performance of Wayang, an expressive form of storytelling that uses shadow puppets.

Hartana used his intricately detailed Wayang puppets, some so elaborate they can take months to create, to perform the story of Mouse Deer and Tiger. With the lights turned down, and narration by volunteer Mitch Payson, it didn’t take long for the audience to be drawn in. The crowd laughed along as Mouse Deer duped the villainous Tiger again and again, proving that modern technology isn’t alone in its ability to entertain. Just as exciting was the afternoon’s Gamelan performance. In Gamelan, gongs and a variety of finely-tuned metal instruments, including bonangs, xylophones and metallophones, are struck with mallets. The name Gamelan itself comes from the Javanese word “gamels”, meaning to strike or hammer. A crowd of almost 100 filled the Community Centre’s activity room to watch Busy Island Gamelan, also known as The Victoria Island B.I.G. Band, round out the day with a lovely selection of Javanese melodies.

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Anthem Man Goes to Aerosmith


erosmith is one of America’s greatest bands. Period. For decades, starting in the 1970’s, Aerosmith have been at the forefront of the Rock scene. Aside from a 2 year stint, when guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford temporarily left the band in the early 80’s, they have been the same 5 guys. A remarkable feat indeed. Areosmith played in Vancouver on September 16th. The last show of the tour. They have been finishing up a string of shows that had been originally slated for their last year tour with the Texas powerhouse ZZ Top, which got cancelled when frontman Steven Tyler fell off stage from doing a back flip. The band was almost going to call it quit after some infighting between members but cooler heads prevailed eventually: you don’t throw 40 years away on some little squabble. Now the show, my 7th Aerosmith show and let me tell you: as entertaining as ever. Steven Tyler might be the best frontman I’ve ever seen. The man knows how to work the crowd. Then there are his moves. He works the mic stand like he’s swooning a woman in an erotic dance. Guitar player Joe Perry and Tyler were dubbed “The Toxic Twins” due to their numerous stints in rehabs across America in the 70’s and 80’s, but seemed to have cleaned up some. It was rumored that last year’s infighting, which almost pushed them to the brink, had been related to substance abuse. Even though the group is definitely led by Tyler and Perry, the other members

aren’t just along for the ride. They are key contributors to some of the band’s biggest songs. The bassist Tom Hamilton leads the way in “Sweet Emotion”, an Aerosmith classic and one of the 70’s most known rock songs. The concert featured such classics as “Dream On”, “Walk This Way”, “Draw The Line”, “Love In An Elevator” and their only Number one hit “Don’t Wanna Close My Eyes”, from the hit movie Armageddon, which starred Tyler’s daughter Liv Tyler. The two plus hour show had the crowd on their feet for its entirety and left everyone with a smile on their face. An unusual moment happened when Tyler addressed the crowd to wish John Lennon a happy birthday. Yoko Ono is preparing a what-would-have-been John Lennon’s 70th birthday on October 9 in New York. So the birthday wish will apparently be played at the birthday party. What’s next for the boys from Boston? Well, if you are a fan of American Idol you will see none other than Steven Tyler himself criticizing young singers and giving advice on their hopes and dreams of becoming the next big pop star. Joe Perry just might hit the road with his solo project, which could bring the guitar player back to Victoria for a show. He was last here earlier in the year opening for Motley Crue. What’s next for this Rock N Roll Hall of Fame band? Who knows? Probably more of the same great music and live performances they’ve been delivering for almost 40 years. Let’s hope anyways.

加拿大欢迎中国移民 中国是,也将继续是,加拿大最主 要的移民来源国之一。这是加拿大 移民部长杰森肯尼今天在北京接受 访问时指出的。北京是此次肯尼部 长亚洲之行的倒数第二站。 他说,“加拿大从中国移民中获益 匪浅”。至今,就移民数量而言, 中国仍是加国移民的第一来源国。 在这同时,肯尼部长提到,从中 国来加国旅游参观的人数也有所增 加。今年第一季度,发给中国公民 的旅游签证和签证延期就比其他各 国都多。与去年同期相比,来到加 拿大旅游参观的中国公民增加了14 %,比2005年同期增长了46%。 “这意味着更多的中国公民来加 拿大探访他们的亲友。随着加拿大 旅游签证对中国公民的开放,中国 国内的旅行社也可以组织赴加旅游 团,这个数字还会增加,”部长先 生说。 与此同时,在加国学习的留学生的 数量也在增长。去年一年,近五万 中国留学生在加国学习生活。同上 个年代相比,在加学习的中国留学 生数量增长了300%。 “我们将会增加在加国高校里的中 国留学生数量,”部长先生说,“

在我访问北京期间,我发表了一个关 于我国政府将如何鼓励更多的留学生 的重要声明。” 同时他也警告说,虽然加国欢迎中 国留学生,旅游者,和移民,政府 对移民过程中的欺骗行为也会严惩不 贷。这包括对有欺诈行为的移民顾问 进行惩罚。 “我们希望那些想要移民的人士知 道,尽管许多移民顾问都在做合法 的移民咨询,但是他们并不是非得要 通过这些移民顾问才能进行移民手 续。”肯尼部长说,“我们希望通过 中国政府的帮助,能够停止某些移民 顾问公司从事的非法活动。” 明天肯尼部长一行将前往菲律宾首 都马尼拉。之后他将前往澳大利亚的 堪培拉和悉尼,从那里他将结束此次 外事访问。

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陈冠希低调开画展 画作主题:”我讨厌你的注视” 25日香港男星陈冠希赴新办画展, 他担心自己不太光彩的名声,会拖 累其他两名画家,因此刻意取了个 法国名字,保持低调。他的画作主 题是“我讨厌你的注视”,通过作 品表现互动媒体的偷窥及其侵犯隐 私的本质,以及它对明星的解构。

说,三个不同领域的艺术家都狂傲不 羁,具有反传统思维,专走先锋道路, 他们的作品反映出个性和文化起源的多 样化,希望能引起年轻人和艺术鉴赏家 的兴趣。 画展策划人郑巧云告诉本报,她是通过 艺术圈的朋友,在一年前认识陈冠希, 知道他有意办画展,加上他和两名画家 都认识,因此促成这次的合作。

法国名“陈的家族” 陈冠希前晚低调来新,为与新加坡 及美国两名画家合办的三天画展作 准备。为免过早惊动媒体,为他展 出画作的复兴艺术馆(Museum of Art & Design)刻意等到昨晚画展开 幕前半天才向媒体发出新闻稿。陈 冠希也没有以本名参展,而是另取 法国名字“Etalier Des Chene”。他 通过电话向记者解释,它有“陈的 家族”之意,因为他每次从事艺术 工作,不只是他个人之力,背后也 有许多人在帮忙他。 画作主题“我讨厌你的注视”

她笑说,陈冠希起初担心自己不太光彩 的名声,会拖累其他两名全职画家,于 是刻意取法国名保持低调,希望大家把 目光放在他的作品上面。 据了解,陈冠希的画作主题是“我讨厌你 的注视”,通过作品表现互动媒体的偷窥 及其侵犯隐私的本质,以及它对明星的 解构。和他联办画展的是本地画家罗杰 翰(Jahan Loh)和美国画家扎古安(Jakuan Meledez),三人的画展总题叫“奸诈三重 奏”(Treacherous Treis),顾名思义,主 要通过好玩的方式来宣扬艺术。新闻稿

不是每幅画必卖 郑巧云透露,陈冠希这次展出十幅画 作,因为是处男展,所以不是每幅画必 卖,他愿意卖的作品可以议价。郑巧云 说,陈冠希从小就爱涂鸦,对绘画是无 师自通,但从他设计服装、装扮,看得 出他浑身充满艺术细胞。

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大学生调查蚁族后感言:生活很艰辛 精神不消沉 天津大学学生京沪调查后感言 实践队在调查中发现,我国经济 发展不均衡,或许是“蚁族”出 现的因素之一。比如,一些大学 生主修经济管理类学科,在三四 线城市很难有用武之地,为了学 有所用,不得不留在大城市。还 有很多学生,虽然在其他城市也 能找到合适的工作,但大城市无 疑有更多更好的就业机会。

天津大学学生王佳第一次见到“ 蚁族”这个词是在网上,她当时 的感受是“震撼”。但在实地暗 访了“蚁族”之后,她平静了。 “千里之行颠覆了我们之前设定 的一些观点。”今年暑假,天津 大学电子信息工程学院11名学 生在学校团委的支持下组成实 践队,暗访了北京、上海的“蚁 族”聚居区,以了解传说中“蚁 族”的生存环境。他们在实践 中,发现了很多意外之处。 队员马楠说:“我们发现‘蚁 族’并不像传说的那样痛苦迷 惘。现在我觉得,也许‘蚁族’ 生活是一个很有价值并且应该去 经历的时期。我们的父母也有这 样的阶段,只不过经历的形式不 一样。每一代人都要经历类似的 阶段。” 实践队11名队员以租房为名, 暗访了北京唐家岭、上海小月河 等“蚁族”聚居区,并与“蚁 族”交流。他们发现,“蚁族” 的生活条件有不尽如人意之处, 但绝大多数仍有较好的基本保障 和稳定的工作,收入也不算太 少。“他们对现状并非怨声载 道,也不是极度消极,虽然有 不满足,但他们对前途充满憧 憬。” “‘蚁族’现在虽然成为大众话 题,但实质仍然是小众问题。” 实践队撰文指出,“蚁族”并 非想象中的弱势群体,他们只

是社会的普通成员。一些媒体不恰当地渲染和引导会对读者产生 误导,很多有关“蚁族”的报道过于脸谱化、简单化了。一味描 写他们恶劣的生活环境并不能对青年产生积极的影响,正确引导 青年人认识、学习“蚁族”精神中积极乐观的一面,是非常必要 的。 参加实践的郭子嘉同学说:“经过这次实地调查‘蚁族’的生活 状况,跟‘蚁族’零距离接触,和他们聊生活、聊未来,我发 现‘蚁族’的现状并不像媒体所描述的那样。他们大多数是积极 向上的,虽然有些人确实生活得很艰辛,但是他们并不消沉,反 而视之为奋斗的必经阶段。” “我们发现他们并不愿意被称为‘蚁族’。他们不想别人去打扰 他们的生活,更不想成为媒体关注的焦点。他们阳光向上,而不 是自暴自弃。他们认为靠自己的打拼总会找到立足之地。”实践 队队员赵耀说。 实践队队员还认为,由于资历有深浅、能力有大小、学识有高 低,人们的收入和生活状况有差异是正常的。在一个不同阶层能 够正常流动的社会里,有“蚁族”存在并不可怕。人们对“蚁 族”的关注,不应仅仅停留于他们困顿的过去、艰难的当下,而 应把更多的目光转向让他们得以发展、实现社会流动的制度通 道。

据实践队队长陆辰介绍,虽然目 前关于“蚁族”的讨论热热闹 闹,但真正从大学生或者毕业生 角度思考“蚁族”问题的资料偏 少,这次调查的初衷正是实地感 受“蚁族”的生活,获取第一手 资料。 这支实践队还在清华大学、中国 人民大学、复旦大学等高校做了 问卷调查。超过一半的大学生表 示是从网上了解到“蚁族”这个 群体的,82.32%的人认为房价偏 高、竞争压力大等客观因素是“ 蚁族”的主要成因,63.13%的 人认为“蚁族”的生活状况“正 常,完全可以接受”,12.63%的 人选择了“很艰苦但可以忍受” ,24.24%的人认为“令人难以忍 受”。83.33%的人认为“蚁族” 群体缺乏政策性保障。 尽管如此,调查反映出一个“有 趣的矛盾”:在旁观者眼中,“ 蚁族”的生活条件过于艰苦,大 学生并不想成为“蚁族”。然 而,66.16%的受访大学生表示, 毕业后仍会选择在上海、北京等 一线城市发展。(转自 新华社)

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秋季来临低温养生应避免四个误区 苹果放在冰箱里,两三天后依然鲜美如初。虽然人不可能躲进冰箱来求得永葆青春,却无意中触及到中医养生的一大法宝——“低温 养生”。中医巨著 《黄帝内经》中就提出:“高者其气寿,下者其气夭。”说的就是高处寒冷地、人的寿命长;低处气温高、人的寿 命短。 目前世界上寿命最长的人,多生活在亚寒带和寒带,比如日本和北欧。总人口只有500万人的格鲁吉亚,百岁以上的寿星竟有2000 人之多,就是受益于低温的生活环境。研究表明,生活在寒带的人,寿命比热带人平均要长10—30岁。同样在自然界中,蛇等冷血动 物的寿命都很长,而鸡的寿命就短,因为鸡体温高。被认为是世界上最长寿的动物之一的海龟,也是冷血动物。 现代人需要“降降温” “低温养生,并不能简单理解为降低人体温度,而是以降低细胞代谢速度,进而达到延缓衰老的目的。寒冷使细胞分裂慢,新陈代 谢也慢,所以衰老来得晚,寿命自然长。”中国中医科学院西苑医院教授杨力这样解释。 中医养生名家、京城四大名医孔伯华中医世家非物质文化遗产继承人孔令谦说,相对中医主张的悠闲与恬淡生活,当下都市生活 中的压力,也可说是一种燥热。就如同一个开关,你来回开关次数多了,寿命自然变短。人类生命活动是遵循能量的消耗规律而运作 的,消耗越快,寿命越短;而低温养生则能调控“生命能”的消耗速度,使其慢些再慢些,寿命便可随之延长。中华中医药学会学术 顾问、中医药文化分会秘书长温长路认为,现代都市人群因精神压力过大、熬夜以及过食肥甘厚味等诸多原因,造成都市人群体质大 都以内热为多,尤以阴虚内热者更为常见。内热、火旺成为许多都市人的体征,也成为百病之源。低温养生则能培养更为合理的生活 习惯,从而达到平衡阴阳、调节身心的作用。 低温养生现在正当时,俗语就有“春捂秋冻”一说,在秋冬季节阴气旺盛、阳气衰微的时候蓄养阴气,犹如天助。正如给一棵干渴 待饮的植物浇水,什么时间最好?春夏阳气盛,养阴犹如中午浇水,会被蒸发浪费掉大半,傍晚浇水则不但蒸发减少,还可以兼得夜 露补充。因此说,秋季开始低温养生,就好比傍晚浇水,是最佳季节。 吃鱼虾、挂薄窗帘、用竹家具 既如此,那如何才能做到低温养生呢?这可不是少穿一件衣服那么简单,要从饮食、环境、睡眠、运动等四个方面着手。 从饮食着手。1、低温烹调。低温烹调能减少高温烹饪时致癌物出现的几率,又最大限度地保存了食物中的养分,可谓一举两得。2 、少吃偏热的食物,适当吃些凉性食物做调节。麻辣烫、火锅等现代人爱吃的食物会给秋燥“火上浇油”,凉性食物有助于身体气息 平衡,去除燥热,比如水鸭、鱼虾等体温偏低的肉类食物,稻、藕、笋等水生植物,大白菜、萝卜等蔬菜,冬菇、蘑菇等背阴处生长 的菇类,冬枣、苹果等秋冬季成熟的水果,可起到滋阴润肺的作用。3、饭吃八分饱。进食越多,产生的热量也越多,易使体温升高。 国外研究显示,少食可使动物体温下降,使其死亡几率降低1/3以上。 从睡眠着手。1.睡个“低温觉”。我们的体温并非恒定不变,而是处于动态变化之中。晚间9—11点开始下降,凌晨1—3点降到低 谷,清晨8点左右开始缓慢上升,晚餐后(晚7—9点)达到顶峰。因此夜间睡眠是“低温养生”的好时机,必须杜绝熬夜,每晚要确保 7—8个小时的睡眠,切忌夜生活过度,甚至通宵达旦地疯玩。2.避免“光压力”。在灯光中入睡会导致体温上升,使人体产生“光压 力”,影响正常代谢功能,因此最好在黑暗的环境中入睡。 从环境着手。1.多接近绿色植物。室外多栽种树木与绿色攀爬植物,如绿萝、爬墙虎、金银花和瓜豆类植物,室内可摆放吊兰、水 仙、茉莉等盆花或盆景,以降低环境的温度。比较起来,植物蒸腾吸收热量的贡献大于树木遮挡太阳辐射所减少的热量,“双管齐 下”效果更好。2.弃用厚重的窗帘。换成薄些的、看起来淡雅清爽的轻纱或者棉质窗帘。3.家具也降温。多采用造型简洁、色调偏冷的 藤、竹、木制品,达到吸收部分热量之目的,发挥辅助降温作用。4.尝试冷光灯。在保证必需的阅读亮度的前提下,不妨多用局部照 明的台灯、落地灯,或用低瓦数的冷光灯替换暖光灯。不仅省电,而且可以营造出更为凉爽的氛围。 从运动着手。1.来一场自然之旅。多到河湖、高山、森林、峡谷等处做深呼吸。这样可以更多地采吸自然阴气,以收滋阴之功。2. 常温沐浴。平时洗澡时,无论盆浴或淋浴,水温不必高,桑拿时房间的温度也不宜太高。温泉有滋润身体之功效,但不宜长期频繁浸 泡热温泉。3.多做瑜伽、普拉提、太极拳等慢运动。游泳也是值得推荐的好运动,因为在水中消耗的热量要明显高于陆地,降温效果 会更好一些。 喝凉水、开空调不是“低温养生” “低温养生”是个综合的概念,不能简单理解成一味的贪凉。温长路提醒,践行低温养生,要避免四个误区。 1.少穿衣。低温养生不是简单的少穿衣服多贪凉,在气温低的时候还是要注意保暖。 2.开空调。“低温养生”注重的是自然环境下的“低温”对人体的调节,大热天开空调有悖“低温养生”的原则。 3.喝凉水,吃冷饮。少吃麻辣、易上火的热性食物,并不代表要多吃冷饮。中医讲究少食“生冷”,与人体温度接近的食物才更养 生。 4.不分人群。老人和儿童体质较弱,免疫力低下,季节交替时要注意保暖;孕妇、经期的女性要少吃凉性的食物;阳虚体质的人, 本身就容易怕冷,不适宜低温养生。▲李颖慧

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would be a huge boost says Lee, giving the team the experience needed to challenge top competitors.

Ali Lee... Continued from page 1.

“My parents are very proud of me”

While she has travelled around the world to represent Canada on the field, the upcoming Commonwealth Games in New Delhi represent a huge opportunity for Lee and the team, bringing crowds and world-level competition.

The team will practice in India 10 days before their first official game and begin practicing for what promises to be difficult battles against higher-ranked opponents like New Zealand and England. “It’s important toget over there and practice in the heat. The heat, temperature and

Canadian field hockey is a small program in a large country and so there are issues that make bringing together a team and playing against international peers difficult. “It requires a lot of money to travel around and gain experience,” says Lee. Currently ranked 7th in the world, the team is underfunded and only able to occasionally play opponents from other continents. Locally, their only competition is the men’s under-18 team. Having peers to play against on a regular basis

conditions are going to be very different,” says Lee. An underdog victory against one of the top teams would be a huge coup for the women. “We’re ranked 7th and we’re aiming to finish 5th.” With such a strong work ethic and solid goals for their upcoming matches, Lee and the rest of the team are sure to make Canada proud, no matter how they finish. Good luck ladies!

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Diversity Reporter Issue 3  
Diversity Reporter Issue 3  

Thanksgiving Special 2010