After a 3-year hiatus due to Covid, Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission (CanGO) has now organized the 2022 Golf Tournament, the proceeds of which will be used for our Spring 2023 medical mission trip to Guyana. The tournament will be held on Sunday, August 28, at the Creekside Golf Club in Woodstock, Ontario. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. followed by T-times at 9:30 a.m. Registration Fee of $85.00 includes Golf, Cart & Prizes. Sandwiches will be provided. Please join us for this very worthwhile event.
As President of CanGO, I was very honored to present our first awards this year to two very deserving members of our Team.
The first award was given to Dr. Clare Mitchell, Developmental Pediatrician and CanGO’s Medical Director. Over the years, Clare has worked very hard to organize and coordinate the medication for our annual mission (a very onerous task). She’s also very dedicated to the children she treats and tries to find ways to make their lives, and that of their parents, a bit better.
The second recipient was Mr. Sharir Chan, Chief Operating Officer of Guyana Medical Relief (GMR) for his personal supervision of the restoration of the Longhouse at Warakaba for the past four years. The Longhouse has provided us with accommodation and clinic facilities while we’re working in the Upper Pomeroon River.
For the past three years, CanGO has partnered with Guyana Medical Relief (GMR) to renovate the Longhouse at Warakaba in the Upper Pomeroon River (Region2). Since the Health Posts in the region are all too small to accommodate our team and the patients who attend our clinics, this Longhouse, with its 17 rooms, has afforded us a place stay and run our clinics while we're in the area. On Friday, November 8, 2019, there was a ceremony, complete with the raising of the flags of Guyana, United States and Canada, the singing of the national anthems, and the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the completion of the renovations and the dedication to the people of St. Monica/Karawab. Children from the local school were on hand to sing for the dignitaries who attended the ceremony.
The 6th Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the Tamarack Ridge Golf Club in Putnam, Ontario. The winner of the $500 Marriott Hotel voucher was Mr. Ben Fuschino. The winners of the golf tournament were Paul Langford, John Taplay, Craig Lattimer and Scott McGlauglin.
Winner of the $500.00 Marriott Hotel Voucher, Mr. Ben Fuschino, with Mr. Winston Archer and Mrs. Yvonne Triesman (President of CanGO).
Winners of the 2019 Golf Tournament (Paul Langford, John Taplay, Craig Lattimer and Scott McGlauglin).
Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission (CanGO) would like to thank the golfers, sponsors (corporate and individual) and volunteers who supported our 6th Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament at the Tamarack Ridge Golf Club in Putnam, Ontario. The tournament was a resounding success again this year. In attendance at the event was the Guyana Consul to Toronto, Mr. Gerald Whyte, who made the draw and presented the prize of a $500.00 voucher to the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Muskoka, to Mr. Ben Fuschino. We’d also like to thank the staff of the Tamarack Ridge Golf Club, especially Grant Wakelin, for accommodating us and making us feel welcome. And last, but certainly not least, we’re especially indebted to Winston and Karen Archer who do an excellent job each year in managing the tournament, and this year was no exception. Without Karen and Winston this tournament would not be possible.
Above are pictures of the winning team of the tournament (Paul Langford, John Taplay, Craig Lattimer and Scott McGlauglin) with their trophy, and of Ben Fuschino (winner of the $500.00 Marriott Hotel voucher), with Winston Archer and Yvonne Triesman (President of CanGO).
Members of CanGO would like to thank the talented ladies of the Catholic Women’s League of All Saints Parish in Strathroy, Ontario (Pat Buren, Mary Dulisch, Harriet Goncalves, Mary Margaret Groot, Willy Hoefnagels and Helen Kennes) for making nineteen (19) mattress covers for our 2019 mission to Guyana. We’re very grateful for the donated material, sewing accessories, and the numerous hours that the ladies devoted to the project.
In addition to the mattress covers, some members also made dresses, pants and diapers for the children in Regions 1 and 2 of Guyana.
Georgetown, Guyana – (February 20, 2017) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, today, met with Ms. Yvonne Triesman, President of the Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission at her office at State House to discuss possible areas of collaboration.
The First Lady spoke about the importance of public awareness programmes that serve to educate citizens on disease prevention.
“We recognise the need for a lot of public service announcements that focus in language that the people, who are most affected will listen to and understand… I see it as educating our women and our children to help them develop self-esteem, to believe in themselves, to take better care of themselves and also to know that they can be financially viable people,” Mrs. Granger said.
Ms. Triesman said that the organisation is seeking to commence its sixth medical mission, which is aimed at providing support and preventative measures to those that are affected by non-communicable diseases.
The organisation sought guidance from the First Lady for the identification of the most affected areas and target populations. “[We] are very interested in the children with developmental disorders [as well as] adults, and also patients with mental health problems,” Ms. Triesman said [triesman2] . The organisation has worked in Kabakaburi, Kumaka, Karawab, Santa Rosa and other villages in Region two, Pomeroon-Supenaam.
Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission is a registered non-profit organisation, which seeks to provide healthcare to Riverine areas across Guyana. They are expected to commence begin their mission in October, 2017 and will focus on management of high blood pressure, controlling diabetes, proper nutrition and dental care, among other areas.