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A Healing Process
September 11: Dealing with the Backlash

Were you affected by the horrific events of September 11? Do you think / feel racism against certain groups has increased since the tragedy? Would you like to share your thoughts & views about it? If so, you are cordially invited to attend any one of the following Edmonton community meetings…

Thursday, April 04, 2002
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in the Lounge Room
Host: Millwoods Welcome Centre for Immigrants
@ 335 Tower 2 Millbourne Mall, 7609 – 30th Avenue

Friday, April 05, 2002
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in the Board Room
Host: Family Centre (Northside)
@ 513 Hermitage Road

Wednesday, April 10, 2002
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Board Room
Host: University of Alberta, International Centre
@ 172 HUB International, U. of A. Campus

Thursday, April 11, 2002
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. 6th Flr., Board Room
Host: Edmonton Multicultural Society
@ the Stanley A. Milner Library (Downtown)

Tuesday, April 16, 2002
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Room 7-269
Host: Grant MacEwan College
@ City Centre Campus

Sunday, April 28, 2002
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. East Room
Host: Edmonton Immigrant Services Association
@ 11240 – 79 St. / Cromdale School (in French)

Additional community meetings will be scheduled for your convenience. If you wish to attend and bring a friend along, you are most welcome to do so.

For further information:
Ernest or Charlene @ 425-4644
e-mail us at: naarr@compusmart.ab.ca

Events co-ordinated by the Northern Alberta Alliance on Race Relations
(NAARR). Please visit our web site at: http://www.naarr.org/


– Top Prize of $70,000 to be Awarded to National Winner –

Toronto, On (March 4, 2002) “? The As Prime Minister Awards announced today that it is again challenging students to present innovative ideas and solutions for charting the future course for Canada. The Magna for Canada Scholarship Fund will award more than $346,000 in cash prizes and internships with Magna International Inc., Canada’s largest supplier of automotive systems and components.

This year the As Prime Minister Awards program calls upon full-time undergraduate or graduate students from colleges, universities, or CEGEPs across Canada to prepare an essay answering the question:

“If you were the Prime Minister of Canada, what political vision would you offer to improve our living standards and ensure a secure and prosperous global community?”

Now in its eighth year, the program has grown consistently in popularity year over year; over 800 students from across the country participated in the 2001 program.

All entries are judged on the merit of innovative and workable solutions.
From the entries, 10 finalists are chosen and invited to present their essays before a distinguished panel of judges. The overall national winner is selected based upon his/her ability to express new, solution-driven ideas.

The deadline for essays is June 3, 2002. Program details are available through www.asprimeminister.com or by calling 1-866-AS-THE-PM.

All winning student essays are published in a special book entitled @stake “As Prime Minister, I Would:” .

The Magna for Canada Scholarship Fund was established in 1995 by Magna International Inc, to empower students to express their solutions for building a better Canada. $1,000,000 has been placed in a charitable trust on behalf of the scholarship fund. The program is also sponsored by The Fair Enterprise Institute, a non-partisan and non-profit organization founded to provoke dialogue and debate and propose innovative solutions to improve the living standards of Canadians.

Global Village Backpackers Banff.

Our hostel opened June 1, 2001 right in downtown Banff. Formerly the Woodland Village Inn, we are a unique hostel as all our rooms have ensuite bathroom facilities. We have a hot tub, sauna, internet access, kitchen facilities, pool table, tour desk, TV room, bike rentals, laundry facilities, lounge and a large outdoor courtyard patio.

A majority of our rooms are spacious 4-8 bed dorms. We also have, what we call, semi-private rooms. Each has a double bed in a loft above a 4 bed dorm. You share the washroom facilities with the dorm.

Room rates

October 1, 2001 – April 14, 2001

Dorm Beds $25.00 $22.00

Semi-private $55.00 $51.00

Weekly rate in a dorm room $129.50 (non-refundable)

All prices include taxes and linen. Discounts are available to travelers carrying YHA, ISIC, VIP or GO cards.

2001/2002 Ski packages

3 Nights/2 days – only $169
3 Nights shared accommodation
2 days ski passes (Lake Louise/Sunshine Village/Mount Norquay)
Transport to/from ski hills
Free pancake breakfast daily.

6 Nights/5 days – only $369
6 Nights shared accommodation
5 days ski passes (Lake Louise/Sunshine Village/Mount Norquay)
Transport to/from ski hills
Free pancake breakfast daily.

We require credit card details to guarantee reservations.
We welcome group bookings. Please call the hostel directly for details.


The Staff at the Global Village Backpackers Banff

449 Banff Avenue BOX 398

Banff AB Canada T1L 1A5

1-403-762-5521 Toll-free in North America 1-888-844-7875 fax 1-403-762-0385

Are you an Artist? AUSU supports the arts!

AUSU is interested in purchasing original works of art from students for use in promotional purposes. These promotions may include: gifts from AUSU to graduates at convocation, tokens of appreciation for volunteers, special presentations, etc.

The works of art must:

-be created by an AU Student
-be within a value range $0-$500.
-be accessible or easily transportable to Alberta

If you are an artist of any kind who creates a product you feel we would be able to use for such a purpose, please contact djabbour@ausu.org. Supply a brief description of the art object, a picture if you have it, and its market value.

Contact Tammy Moore at tmoore@ausu.org for details on writing for The Voice, providing a sample selection of writing and preferred genre.