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In This Issue
Book of the Week
Screening of docu "Mrs. Robinson"
Foster Care Presentation
Exhibition 50 Years of Peace Corps in Belize
Ilwit' Tahwil Folkcloric Dance Group
George Price - Reflections of a Hero
Programme of Upcoming Events
Opportunities with a big "O"!
We want to hear from you!
Book of the week 
 
To Construct Peace
By Michael True

"Mrs. Robinson"
Screening of award-winning Belizean short-docu
October 18 at 5.30 p.m.

Mrs. Robinson  

"Mrs Robinson" is a short documentary (15 minutes) about one woman's return to her country of birth after living abroad in Belize, Central America for 56 years.  The main and only character is Mrs. Patricia Robinson, Director Thomas Hines's grandmother, well known and loved Belmopan resident and Friend of the Centre. She made a very big change at the age of 83 when she decided to return to England. In returning to the country of her birth and youth, she had to say good-bye to the country of her husband's birth, where she lived with him for many years until he sadly passed away when she was 60; her many friends who she became very close with over the years she spent there; and the lifestyle that she had become accustomed to for so many years. 

 

Followed by "pot-luck" social.

Bring some goodies and stay a while 

to talk about your impressions of the movie!

Presentation on Foster Care
Friday, October 19 at 6.30 p.m.

   Foster Presentation 2012

Fostering Hope - A Call to Care

 

Join a Presentation on Foster Care

by the Department of Human Services

and find out how you can make a difference

in a child's life

 

Friday, October 19, 2012 at 6.30 p.m.

at the George Price Centre

 Presentation - Q&A - Testimonies - Rights and Responsibilities - Long or Short Term Fostering - Adoption - ...

Peace Corps Belize celebrates 50 years of service in Belize!
Exhibition now on display

Peace Corps first arrived in 1962 at the invitation of the Government in what was then British Honduras.  Since then, more than 1,800 Volunteers have served in Belize.  The goals of Peace Corps are to help Belize meet its need for trained men and women; promote a better understanding of Americans; and promote a better understanding of Belizeans on the part of the American people.

 

Today, Peace Corps Volunteers continue to work side by side with Belizeans in Education, Health and Business and Organizational Development Projects from Corozal to Toledo. 

Peace Corps Volunteers live in their villages/workplace for two full years, where they learn local languages and become integrated within the communities.  They build positive relationships over time and work with and for the community. 

 

This 50th anniversary exhibit is a full reflection of two countries with the common goal of working together to make a positive difference in the lives of Belizeans. 

The Embassy of El Salvador presents:
Ilwit' Tahwil Folkloric Dance Group 

The Embassy of El Salvador in Belize 

cordially invites all to a cultural presentation by 

Ilwit' Tahwil (Luz de Luna) Folkcloric Dance Group

 

Saturday, October 13 at 4.00 p.m.

Salvador Dance Group

Admission Free   

George Price - Reflections of a Hero
Now open for viewing at the George Price Centre

  Reflections of a Hero

 

Programme of Upcoming Events at the Centre
***recent additions in red***

***Exhibition: "50 Years Peace Corps in Belize"
On display until October 26

 

October 13 (4.00 p.m.)

Cultural Presentation - Embassy of El Salvador

Entrance Free

 

October 18 (5.30 p.m.)

Screening of "Mrs. Robinson"

 

***October 19 (6.30 p.m.)

Presentation on Foster Care

 

***October 25 

ISCR/NICH Traditional Healers' Forum

 

October 26 (7.00 p.m.)

BIWG Annual Dinner Dance - Theme "Grease is the Word"

 

October 27 (1.00 p.m.) 

Japanese Cultural Event

 

November 6 (4.00 p.m.)

Sign-up for BNYCF Chess Club

 

November 22 (9.00 a.m.)

CAPPS Reading Competition

 

November 24 (7.00 p.m.)

Belmopan Lion's Dinner Dance

 

December 1 (7.00 p.m.)

Children of Hope Holiday Dinner Dance "Keep Our Children in School"

 

December 31

Mental Health Association Dinner Dance

 

Mondays (2.00 p.m.) - This Monday no movie (PBH)
Tuesdays (1.00 p.m.) - Upcoming movie: "El Columpio"
University of Belize, Spanish Department - Movie Club
Open to the general public

 

Ongoing Exhibitions

"George Price - Reflections of a Hero"

A Photo Exhibition by Richard Holder

Screening of Documentary: "George Price: Man of Purpose and Vision"


For more information on these events,

check out our upcoming newsletters, call 822-1054 or e-mail info@gpcbelize.com

More opportunities and news!

Do you know of a great opportunity for scholarship, national or international contest, invitations for project proposals or other news in the fields of social development, culture or education?  Share it with us by sending the information to info@gpcbelize.com and we will feature it here. 

  • The Embassy of the United Sates will host its Fifth Annual Artisan Fair on Friday, November 9, 2012 in front of the Embassy Main Gate from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Vendors from all over Belize will offer crafts, jewelry and art for sale.  Artists who want to participate must register (free of charge) by calling Yulia Melara at 610-0171 or e-mail lukashevamelarayi@state.gov
  • The Theatre Communications Group is calling for grant proposals for its "Global Connections" programme.  Global Connections encourages reciprocity and cultural exchange throughout the world by supporting the unrestricted travel and projects of professionals working in all aspects of theatre.  For more information visit http://www.tcg.org/grants/global_connections/

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