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In This Issue
Book of the Week
Traditional Healers Forum
BIWG Dinner Dance
Programme of Upcoming Events
GREAT Opportunities
We want to hear from you!
Book of the week 
Fight Back and Win
Gloria Allred

ARIGATO Belize - Japanese Volunteer Festival
Saturday, October 27 from 1.00 to 4.00 p.m.

"ARIGATO" means "Thank you" in Japanese.  There are currently 19 Japanese volunteers in Belize.  "ARIGATO Belize" is their festival to express their gratitude for the once-in-a-lifetime-chance to work in Belize.  They prepared a full programme for young and old:


Japanese Sea Shanty and dance performance 

"Soran Bushi"

Japanese Music


Japanese Summer Kimono

Recycling to make Musical Instruments

... and much more!

Arigato Belize  

 Saturday, October 27 from 1.00 to 4.00 p.m.

Come out with your family 

and enjoy what Japan has to offer!

Contact Megumi Iwasaki at me93@mbr.ocn.ne.jp or 630-4541 for more info

Traditional Healers Forum
Thursday, October 25

Traditional Healers  

Art Exhibition opens Friday, November 2 at 7.00 p.m.


BIWG Annual Dinner Dance "Grease is the Word"
Friday, October 26
BIWG Grease is the Word

The Belmopan International Women's Group (BIWG) aims to foster pleasant relations among women residing in Belmopan and the Cayo district and promote understanding.
The group assists members by introducing them to various aspects of Belizean life.  They also aim to assist welfare projects in the Belmopan and Cayo areas. Currently, their programmes include monthly food parcels for 8 families in the Cayo district. They also provide clothing for Hospitals to help new mothers and young children and recently added the Palm Center in Belmopan to their projects.  The Palm Center is a home for mentally challenged persons.  The group donates clothing, toiletries, games, books, magazines, DVD's, CD's as well as anything that could help them create a vegetable garden.  For more information on the BIWG visit   www.belmopaninternationalwomensgroup.org
Programme of Upcoming Events at the Centre
***recent additions in red***

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


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.) 

ARIGATO Belize - Japanese Cultural Event


***October 31 (1.30 p.m.)

Crime Stoppers Essay Competition - Award Ceremony 


***November 2 (7.00 p.m.)

Opening night art exhibition "Expressions"

Exhibition on display until November 23


November 6 (4.00 p.m.)

Sign-up for BNYCF Chess Club


***November 21-30

Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase


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.) - Upcoming movie: "El Bola"
Tuesdays (1.00 p.m.) - Upcoming movie: "Todo Exterior"
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. 

  • Projecto Lagartija is inviting (aspiring) actors to attend a workshop in Belmopan "El Baul Del Juglar", facilitated by Ruben Pagura.  For more information and registration, call local coordinator Beverly Swasey at 664-9719.
  • The Autonomous University of Social Movements is home to a University of Wisconsin's master's programme in community organizing.  Their programmes include topics such as community organizing models, labour and cultural organizing, identiy, leadership and urban organzing.  For more information and application, visit http://mexicosolidarity.org/ausm/masters
  • On November 3 from 8.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Step-of-Faith Church (between DFC and old immigraton building) is organizing a giant yard and bake sale in support of Rebecca Euceda.  Rebecca is an 8-year old student from Belmopan who is currently undergoing treatment for stage 4 cancer.  For more information, contact Rachel at 628-1181 or Kathy at 623-6514. 
  • Mexico Solidarity Network is inviting individuals to participate in the MSN Programme to experience organizing social movements.  Students learn directly from groups that are autonomously fighting for land rights and economic justice.  For more information, visit http://www.mexicosolidarity.org/studyabroad
  • On Saturday, November 17 at 6.00 p.m. Legacy Youth Movement and Belize Action are organizing the "Belize Youth Declaration" on the steps of the National Assembly.  The rally invites young people to come out and take a stand and fight for the future of our Nation.  

*** Knowledge is power.  Sharing it is powerful ***   

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