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12

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Nov
01

2014 Remembrance Brunch

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Apr
26

2014 Annual Ball

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Apr
19

PLAQUE PRESENTED TO GEPAC

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PLAQUE PRESENTED TO GEPAC

The Guyana Ex-Police Association of Canada (GEPAC) was honoured with a plaque from Toronto City Councillor, Dr. Raymond Cho, at the organization’s 2012 Annual Remembrance Day Brunch.

As usual, the event was celebrated at the Rembrandt Banquet Hall and according to Dr. Cho, “This special event is a great opportunity to honour the hard work of countless brave men and women who selflessly dedicate their lives to service, and we pay our respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  Today also provides us a chance to reaffirm our commitment to strive for peace and goodwill between all persons, within each community, and across every nation.”

 Dr. Cho who represents Ward 42,Scarborough-RougeRiver, showered praise and sincerely thanked members of GEPAC, their supporters, friends and volunteers for organizing this wonderful event, and he commended us for our commitment in recognizing the fallen heroes, especially those brave police officers who sacrificed their lives.

The plaque was accepted by Lance Alexander, who was President of GEPAC at that time.

 

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Apr
19

GEPAC CREATES HISTORY AGAIN

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GEPAC CREATES HISTORY AGAIN

 

GEPAC created history again when the offspring of two former police officers were elected to the office of President and Vice-President of the organization in January.

John (Johno) Johnson was acclaimed President and John O’Dell was placed in the office as Vice-President unopposed.

That’s the first time ever that the top two positions in GEPAC are held by the children of police officers. John O’Dell was elected president …………

Incumbent Lance Alexander did not seek re-election to the office of President.  He also created history by being the first second-generation police officer to lead the organization.  He was also the first President to serve a two-year term since the constitution was amended to increase the term of office from one to two years.  He now works on the executive as the Immediate Past President.

Gordon Collins was returned unopposed to the office of Secretary, while Cleveland Chester was acclaimed Treasurer for another term.

Other office-bearers are :

Roy Soobrian       -  Asst. Treasurer

Louis Jarvis, Bertrand Leacock and Yvette Mahon are Trustees

William Henry   – Welfare Officer (acclaimed)

Roger Mattar   -   Public Relations Officer (acclaimed)

Sergeant-at-Arms   -   Fitzherbert Mars (acclaimed)

The elections took place at #42 Division Police Station,Milner   Avenue,Scarboroughunder the scrutiny of Returning Officer Odida Quamina, on January 12, 2013.

This executive will be in office for the next two years.

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Mar
19

2013 Annual Gepac Ball

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Brother Julian Montgomery Austin, a long-standing member of GEPAC, copped another award for his trophy case when he was recently recognized for his volunteerism.

 The Appreciation Award was recommended by the Guyana Independence Committee and presented to Bro. Julian by Guyana’s Honorary Consul General, the Hon. Sattie Sawh, on the occasion of Guyana’s 46th Independence Anniversary Dinner and Dance at the Elite Banquet Hall & Convention Centre, Toronto, on May 26th.

The Award to Bro. Julian reads:  “In recognition of your extraordinary commitment and dedication to Community Services and to the preservation of Guyanese Heritage.”

Bro. Julian immigrated to Canada during the early 1970`s and always exhibited a spark for volunteerism.  Through GEPAC, various organizations and causes ranging from churches to community youth programs, health leadership and mentoring, he is a beacon of light in several groups.  He served as a Vice-President of GEPAC, as Chair of the Fund Raising Committee and is a dedicated member of this committee for the last several years.  He is also a lead vocalist for GEPAC’s choir.

Since his days as a police officer inGuyana, Bro. Julian exhibited discipline and an assiduous attitude for community activity.  Little wonder then, that he was put in charge of security measures at the Guyana Independence Festival for the last several years, overseeing safety and ensuring the necessary precautions for patrons and participants.

Bro. Julian is a keen sportsman and was a member of Canada’s field hockey team at the 1984 Olympics in Los  Angeles.

 

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   Members of the Guyana Ex-Police Association of Canada (GEPAC) were recently educated on the pitfalls to avoid and the proper course of actions to pursue if they are ever involved in an accident, especially a motor vehicle accident.
 
In simple, clear and concise language, and without the use of legalese and hyperbole, members were informed that whenever there is a motor vehicle accident, especially one resulting in serious injury, incapacitation or death, it is imperative that legal consul be contacted at the earliest opportunity.
 
These tidbits were shared and explained in detail by Lisa Penick and Steven Glowinsky, associates of the law firm Bogoroch & Associates and the occasion was a special educational session for members at our April monthly meeting.
 
Lisa and Steven concentrated their presentation on the importance of knowing your rights should you be the victim of a motor vehicle accident.  The meeting was informative and interactive, followed-up with a one-hour Question and Answer period.  During this time, members were encouraged to ask any and all questions about personal injury law. 
 
Bogoroch & Associates is a Toronto-based law firm specializing in serious personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, products liability and disability claims litigation throughout Ontario.  This particular topic was in high demand by members of GEPAC, and the presentation surpassed our expectations. 
 
GEPAC’s meeting with Bogoroch & Associates did not disappoint.  The dialogue was interesting, important and enlightening.  We are working with our friends at this law firm to schedule another presentation in the near future.
 
Lisa and Steven told us they would welcome calls and queries from you, family members, relatives, friends and associates.  They can be reached as follows:
 
Lisa Penick:                 (416) 341-5625, lpenick@bogoroch.com
Steven Glowinsky:       (416) 341-5616, sglowinsky@bogoroch.com

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Mar
29

Blue and White GALA Ball 2012

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The Guyana Ex-Police Association of Canada (GEPAC) successfully ran three Job Fairs during last year as part of our community outreach programme.  These events were held at:

––Malvern Mall in Scarborough on Saturday, April 16

–Albion Mall in Etobicoke on Saturday, May 28

–Westwood Mall in Mississauga on Saturday, October 15

We were very successful with the presentations from several participants, including Metro Toronto Police, York Regional Police, Ontario Provincial Police, Canadian Forces, Peel Regional Police, Canadian Security Services, Toronto Fire Department and Mississauga Fire Services.

Even though the malls were not as active as usual, the presenters were impressed with the quality of questions asked by interested parties.

GEPAC was assisted with contributions for these Job Fairs by El Dorado Jewelers in Scarborough, McDonald’s branches in Malvern and Scarborough, and Krispie Cream Donuts in Mississauga.   GEPAC presented representatives of these companies with framed certificates of appreciation.

These events were coordinated by Brothers Floyd Blyden and Roger Mattar.  They are working out details for this year’s Job Fairs.  Check out our website for details.

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