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June 2017, UNAC National AGM

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Representatives from UNAC Prince George were present for the 2017 Annual General Meeting taking place in Ottawa, ON. 2017 Vice President Don Ireland gave a stellar presentation to the other branches and the national office on the accomplishments and events that Prince George had participated in, including our flagship program the Sport-in-a-Box Program. This AGM took place at the University of Ottawa and had representatives from all across Canada, as well as a special presentation by leading members of the international community. UNAC BC Representative Kyle Cameron was also present to greet all the BC branches as well as the branches across Canada, and to welcome the newest UNAC branch in Victoria.


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2017 Annual General Meeting

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On May 29, the United Nations Association in Canada, Prince George branch is hosting their 2017 Annual General Meeting at the Prince George Public Library. This meeting will take place to commence the 2017/2018 season for the Prince George branch, and will consist of:

– Going over and sharing the completed projects and events of the 2016/2017 season.
– Introducing new members/guests to our local branch as well as the organization as a whole.
– Voting in the new directors and local board for the 2017/2018 season
– Reviewing and voting on policy, projects for this year, as well as other business that is brought up by the board.

This event will take place at 5pm on May 29 2017, at the Prince George Public Library. If you are interested in our organization, would like to volunteer, or would like more information, please feel free to attend. Snacks will be provided at the event.


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October 15, 2016 – World Food Day

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On October 15, 2016 volunteers from the Prince George branch of UNAC had a booth set up at the Prince George Farmers Market to promote UNAC in the city of Prince George as well as to educate and promote World Food Day.

“One of the biggest issues related to climate change is food security. The world’s poorest – many of whom are farmers, fishers and pastoralists – are being hit hardest by higher temperatures and an increasing frequency in weather-related disasters…This is why our global message for World Food Day 2016 is “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.” (FAO 2016)

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November 25, 2016 – International Day to End Violence Against Women

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On November 25, 2016 volunteers from UNAC, UNBC, and the Northern Women’s Centre were handing out white ribbons to men on campus. Additionally, tables were set up with information/statistics about violence against women. UNAC provided poster with information from an international perspective, and our table handouts about violence against women. Special thanks to all members and participants for this event.


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United Nations Day 2016

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On October 25th 2016 the United Nations Association in Canada, Prince George branch celebrated the 71st anniversary of the United Nations by having the UN flag raised on a local landmark: Mr. PG. Mr. PG is a statue, mascot and monument that welcomes travelers into the city of Prince George. The flag was raised on UN Day, October 24th, and was held all week. The landmark was also lit up blue at night, in celebration and honor of last year’s United Nations campaign of #UNBlue, where international landmarks such as the Great Wall of China, the Sydney Opera House, and the Pyramids of Giza were lit blue to honor the United Nation’s 70th anniversary.


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Red Dress Campaign 2016

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The Prince George branch of the United Nations Associations in Canada was honored to take part in a national campaign, the REDress Project. The REDress Project “focuses around the issue of missing or murdered Aboriginal women across Canada. It is an installation art project based on an aesthetic response to this critical national issue.” The Prince George event involved members of the community holding red dresses on the highway to raise awareness of missing and murdered women. More information on this program can be found at:

http://www.theredressproject.org/


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UNAC Prince George Information Session [UPDATED]

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The UN Association is a historic non-profit organization that aims to educate and engage Canadians in the work of the UN and international issues that affect us all. Our local branch is seeking practical ways to promote equality, dignity, and justice right here in Prince George. This event will involve a power point presentation to inform the community about our activities, and opportunities for dialogue and feedback about future partnerships and events. Light refreshments will be provided.

Further information can be found here: Facebook Page

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UPDATE

The Prince George branch of the United Nations Association in Canada held an information session on Thursday, September 22 at Books and Company ArtSpace. It was an excellent event with many engaged members of the community attending the event and subsequent workshops provided afterwards.


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May 19, UNAC Prince George AGM

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On May 19 the Prince George branch of the United Nations Association in Canada held it’s third annual Annual General Meeting at the Prince George Public Library. Presentations highlighting the branch’s accomplishments for 2015/2016 were shown, and the 2016/2017 Executive was voted in. Your 2016/2017 UNAC-PG executive is:

President = Michelle Metzger

Vice President =Tashi Sherpa

Past President = Kyle Cameron

Treasurer = Don Ireland

Secretary = Danielle Bourassa

Directors: Zeyi (Sherry) Tong, Nicholas Atuheire, Giulliana Tamblyn, Adam Beeksma, David Morgan, Dave Tamblyn, Balbina Olkiewicz

2 awards were also handed out this year for exceptional service to the local organization. The recipients were Giulliana Tamblyn and Kathy MacDonald (not present at AGM) for their hard work and dedication to creating and running the Sport-in-a-Box program in the city of Prince George.