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Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of BC
Dr. Bert Allsopp has passed on PDF Print E-mail
Written by Louise Gadd   
Sunday, 04 September 2016 09:27

Bert Allsopp

Please be advised that Dr. William Herbert “Bert” Lawrence Allsopp passed away in
Vancouver, British Columbia just before midnight on Friday September 2, 2016.

Bert was born in Georgetown, Guyana and would have celebrated his 89th birthday
on September 7, 2016. He was pre-deceased by his beloved wife Megan in November
2014 and accepted into an assisted-care residence in Vancouver in April 2016.

As founding member and long-term president of GCCABC, he had a great influence
on the Guyanese, Caribbean, and Ghanaian communities - not to mention his long
work around the world with the International Research Development Centre relating
to better exploiting bycatch and fish farms in developing countries.

Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
at Boal Chapel 1505 Lillooet Road North Vancouver, BC.

Viewing prior to service beginning at 9:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Cancer Society
or to Crofton Manor.

Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date to ensure friends and family from
around the globe may come and pay their respects and say goodbye to this powerful,
well-spoken, amazing and always generous beloved man.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 18:34
Caribbean Cultural Expo PDF Print E-mail
Written by Louise Gadd   
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 18:34


Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 18:39
Passing of Lucyanne Joseph PDF Print E-mail
Written by Louise Gadd   
Saturday, 28 May 2016 05:45


The Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of BC is sad to announce the
passing of Lucyanne Joseph on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 in North Vancouver.

Lucyanne was an active member of GCCABC and a major contributor to the
community activities involving the Caribbean associations as well as the
Guyanese community in BC.

We will miss her smilng face, her amazing talent for finding the right Creolese
for any situation; her encyclopedic and frank knowledge of Association hstory;
and her joie de vivre, even as she sturggled with lll health for so many years.
She was the essence of indominability

Mass will be held on June 14, at 11:00 AM
St. Edmond's Parish,


Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 June 2016 16:04
Lucyanne Joseph Celebration of Life PDF Print E-mail
Written by Louise Gadd   
Friday, 17 June 2016 19:13

Lucyanne Master

​Potluck Information:

for Appetizers, please call Roweena Bacchus at (778) 388-7592
for Main Dish, please call Sylvia Jemmott at (604) 589-1852
for Dessert, please call Louise Gadd at (604) 551-1306D

Donations Requested

St. Annes Steveston

Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2016 15:32
Career Options Q&A with Black Professionals PDF Print E-mail
Written by Louise Gadd   
Thursday, 28 April 2016 09:21

We are excited to present our second annual free Career Options Q&A with
Black Professionals
for youth (grades 8-12) and young adults from diverse
on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

thumbnail Career Options QA with Black Professionals 2016 promotional flyer


This is an incredible opportunity for young people to interact and ask questions about
a variety of career options from an esteemed group of professionals.

To register, please visit our Eventbrite page:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/career-options-qa-with-black-professionals-for-youthyoung-adults-tickets-24770855295or visit our Facebook page for more information:

**All registrants registered before April 30th, will be entered in a draw to win
a pair of tickets to the May 7, 2016 Vancouver Whitecaps v. Portland Timbers match

Space is limited and we recommend registering early!

We are grateful to the National Congress of Black Women Foundation for their ongoing
support of this Initiative.

Please direct all inquiries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2016 09:34
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