Thursday, 7 June 2012

"O Canada" CIC Writers Craft Poetry Students Spring 2012


Great Canada by -Eromosele Okhilua


Great Canada

Our beautiful embraced home

Beautiful environment

With evergreen trees

Sweet scenting flowers

With luscious pastures.



Great Canada

our sweet lovely assumed home

with magnificent people

with their warm embrace, I feel warm in the winter

with their great hospitality, I feel cool in the summer

with the beautiful colours on the trees, I feel overjoyed during fall


Great Canada

with its stunning sights

an exquisite wild life


Great Canada

great and free

the beautiful true north


Espoused Canada, By Iferi Jubi Joseph



Espoused Canada

Not an indigene but my espoused home

Welcomed and accepted by all.


Espoused Canada

How green and wild she is

Flourishing with sons from far and wide

Espoused Canada


Espoused Canada

So privilege we are to be her sons

God preserve thee we pray

Espoused Canada.

HOME AWAY FROM HOME, By Christiana Afeni


Coming into this land as an inexperienced being

But been accepted with warming hands

My adopted home Canada!

A land which there is no face like mine

But still took it as my father’s land

My adopted home Canada!


This land gave me experiences about so many things

That made me gains the whole world

My adopted home Canada!


Without any experience of guilt in me

I would surely stand for my new home

My adopted home Canada!


My New Found Home, -Victory Iferi

So unique from what was once known;

My new found home,


Received with open hands and much love

Nothing more could be asked from me


Treading a land blessed as this,

I am a privileged one.



Taught with kindness and honesty,

Gradually, I’ve learned to be a better person.



My family I once not knew,

My new found home.


Neoteric, Damilola Akinyemi

Canada! Canada!!

Neoteric adopted abode

Different races without racism

She is exquisite

Luminous like a rainbow

Her pitiless blue sky


Diverse mode of worship in a low key

Will serve her land even if it’s not my predecessors

Will one day be part of her?


Canada blessed with fertile grounds

Endowed with the winter, spring, summer and autumn

She gave birth to intelligent off springs

Will make her mine!!!


My Canada, by Shofoluwe Richard


CANADA- COLOURS OF FEELINGS-

IN DIFFERENT SHADES AND CONTRAST

RUNNING WITH THE WIND OF RED STRIPES

WITH CLOUDS MADE OF THE RAINBOW



MIXED FEELINGS

WITH DIFFERENT COLOUR DANCING IN DIFFERENT FORMS,

AN INSTANT IT TURNS PITCH BLACK

THEN WITH AN OUTBURST OF THE SUN RADIANCE

EVERY VIEW OF THE WORLD IN BRIGHTFORM

WITH THE RED GIVING A FEEL OF PARADISE



THE ORANGE LEAVES FORMING A CASTLE

AND THE WARM FEEL OF THE WIND LIKE THE

BLUE SKY,



SILVER STREAKS FROM THE SKY

AND THICK BLACK CLOUDS

THE ONLY THING THAT COLOURED HIS LIFE

WAS FADED AS THE PALE HORSE WHICH ROD BY

TO TAKE HER LIFE,

ALL THING’S BECAME GENESIS

SLOW AND DROWSY IS FADED REND HEAR FEEL

LIFELESS

TO REGAIN JOY REAL HAPPINESS IS INTRODUCED

SPEED! HE CONSUMES & GIVES HIM DELIGHTFUL JOY AND COLOURS

AS HE FLIES INTO THE MADE OF PARADISE

SOON HE STARTS T O REGAIN CONSCIOUSNESS



GREY!

YEARS OF CRUSHED FEELINGS

LIKE GROUND WHEAT

SITUTATIONS BECOME AND EVERYDAY LIFESTYLE

IN THE END LIFE STARTED BEING FAIR

COLOUR THE WAY YOU SEE IT

LIFE YOU COMMAND ITS SHADE

BE THE PAINTER OF YOUR LIFE

Canada, By Samir Kabalan

The land in the North,

Where the heavily blown wind goes forth,

Though the winter freezes the soul,

It has the most beautiful nature of all,

A path to the cold places,

Yet a place full of friendly faces,

Being here in the west,

Gives the comfort of being blessed,

A country of peace,

Here we live in ease,

A nation that’s strong and free,

Forever it will be!

Unedited Poetry by Writer’s Craft Students
Canadian Independent College – Waterloo, Ontario Canada
@ Spring 2012

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Andrew T. Stephen COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & VOLUNTEER SERVICES

Andrew Stephen: Volunteer Community & Social Development Involvement

 

St. Vincent De Paul Society – Jesuit Community Program

        Soup kitchen and Community Outreach Worker
        1984 -1986       

Boys and Girls Club of Binghamton, New York

        Big Brother Program
        1989-1990
       
        Casadesus & Radcliff Center, Binghamton, New York
       Volunteer Coordinator
       1992 - 1994
      

Rosebud Alternative Project, Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation, South Dakota

        Mentor Program, Mentor/Counselor
        1994 – 1996

North American Indigenous Games, Minneapolis, Minnesota

        Team South Dakota, Technical Manager
        1995

American Youth Foundation, Camp Merrowvista & Miniwanca

         Group Leader
        1996

Canadian Mental Health Association, Peel Region, Ontario

        Chair of the Board
        1999 -2004


        Canterio International, Brampton, Ontario
        Advisory Board Chair
        2008 – Current  
       

 Alan R. Ziegler, Mentor/Dad (Left) & Andrew T. Stephen ( Right)




Monday, 9 January 2012

Andrew T Stephen Profile


Andrew T. Stephen
Entrepreneur, Educator, Community Builder, Internationalist, Student,

 Mr. Andrew Stephen is the Strategic Director at Canadian Independent College (www.cicbaden.ca). Canadian Independent College (CIC), formerly the North Wilmot School founded in 1964, is located on 11 acres of picturesque valley in the Waterloo Region. The college is in one of the Canada's fastest growing technological and economic areas, often called Canada's Technology Triangle.
As Rotary Scholar, he attended the prestigious McQuade Jesuit School in Rochester, New York. He has attended various training programs and obtained management training from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Broome College, Binghamton University, FTU, and Sinte Gleska University.

He is a devoted father and still finds time for others in the community. Mr. Stephen has served as Chairman of the Canadian Mental Health Board, Peel Region. In this position, he advocated for better funding and care for those stricken with mental illness in the Greater Toronto Area and Peel region. As well Mr. Stephen found time to lecture at Peel Board Community Education where he trained and taught supervisory and management skills and the organizational behavior models.

In the past, Mr. Stephen was the registrar and administrative officer at Bronte College of Canada, in Mississauga, Ontario and helped establish and grow their International student population. In previous years he has taught courses in economics, management, business law, human resources, administrative studies, International development, and marketing.  For several years, Mr. Stephen conducted a series of lectures and workshops on: management foundations, corporate social responsibility, ethics, effective supervision, leadership models, marketing strategy, organizing, planning, and multiculturalism/race relations for both profit and non-profit organizations in the U.S.A, Caribbean, Africa, and Canada. He is highly committed to serving the needs of frontline managers and students in all types of organizational settings.

An entrepreneur at heart, Mr. Stephen had co- founded an International art and educational center named Global Elegance Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was responsible for the development of various learning opportunities projects, such as: (1)The African American Leadership Initiative for the American Youth Foundation (2) Micro Management for the American Science Foundation (3) Tribal Economic Development for the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation Youth Program. These programs were designed to assist managers, students, and community agencies to improve their business and management skills on their path to becoming more efficient and effective in the global economy.