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LLL BOARD

DENISE ARCHER (Bishops')

CELEBRATING GUYANESE TALENT IN THE ARTS (OUR THEME FOR 2008 !)

IN CELEBRATION OF OUR 2008 THEME, WE ARE PROUD TO INTRODUCE OUR HERITAGE HUT AT THIS YEAR'S LIME. The Heritage Hut will showcase Guyanese talent in the arts and carry a large photographic display of our history, culture, architecture, flora and fauna. It will allow most of you to reminisce on the places of your youth and to share very special memories with your children. The artists and authors are Lal Balkaran; Godfrey Chin; Peter Jailall; Ian MacDonald; Rosalind Kilkenny -McLymont; Mark McWatt; Joyce Trotman; Nikki DeGroot; Mike Emile; Joan Muss; Tony Phillips; Andrew Westmaas. They will have their work on display for your viewing enjoyment and will also have some of their work on sale. The Heritage Hut is being sponsored through the kind auspices of CENTURY21 Camdec Real Estate Ltd. We extend our appreciation to the company as their sponsorship enables us to showcase in an appropriate manner, the work of the talented Guyanese we have attracted.

PENNY LEE (St. Rose's) LIONEL MANN (Q.C.) RUPERT DE CASTRO (Saints) JANICE HARRISON (St. Jo-

LLL PROJECT MANAGER PAUL ABDOOL

Asst. Project Managers / PR: Marketing / Media / PR Jennifer Singh and Jennifer Welshman

KEY MANAGERS Acquisitions: Acquisitions Audrick Chung ; Bar: Bar Neville Devonish ; Chief: Budget Chief Rupert De Castro ; Entertainment: Entertainmen Penelope Yearwood ; Logistics: Logistics Joe Castanheiro ; Security Lance Alexander ; Gate: Parking / Gate Aubrey Bryce ; Tents: Tents Anne Castanheiro ; Treasurer: Treasurer Penny Jaundoo ;

SPECIAL PRIZES The Board of Directors will be running a FREE raffle at the Lime. Everyone entering the gate will have a chance to win a ticket to Guyana - courtesy of Constellation Travel Services. vices All volunteers will be eligible to receive prizes at the Lime (quite separate and apart from prizes for which our patrons will be eligible).

Our March issue featured an appeal for more volunteers from Project Manager, Paul Abdool. As of May 15th, we have commitments from 123 Volunteers who have been assigned to their tents. Of those volunteers, 16 have been identified as TENT CAPTAINS. The names of all the known volunteers as at May 15th are listed on Page #4. If you have volunteered and do not see your name on the list, please let us know at [email protected] ADD YOUR NAME TO THE LIST. ENCOURAGE YOUR KIDS TO VOLUNTEER (THEY CAN EARN COMMUNITY HOURS). IT ASSISTS GREATLY TO KNOW THE NAMES OF VOLUNTEERS `UP FRONT'. CALL ANNE CASTANHEIRO AT 416-2861956, OR CALL YOUR ASSOCIATION'S PRESIDENT TO MAKE THE ARRANGEMENTS.

Visit us on the Web !

www.lastlaplime.com

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OUR

EVENT STARTS AT

NOON

AND ENDS AT

9:00PM

THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO OUR 2007 SPONSORS !!

LAST LAP LIME TICKETS - $10 IN ADVANCE -- $20 AT GATE.

Our last publication explained in great detail the rationale for our entrance fee. Please let us know if you would like a copy of our March, 2008 issue. Plan early -- buy tickets at $10.00 before the Lime rather than $20.00 at the gate.

WE WILL HAVE A BOOTH AT THE GUYANA FESTIVAL TAKING PLACE AT L'AMOREAUX COMMUNITY CENTRE, 2000 McNICHOLL AVE.--JUNE 21-22 VISIT US THERE TO OBTAIN TICKETS AND INFORMATION ABOUT LAST LAP LIME.

Bedessee Sport Bluetree Graphics CENTURY21 Camdec

2008 HIGHLIGHTS

A $2,000 Bursary for Last Lap Lime Youth Volunteers has been sponsored by Angostura. A committee was established to oversee the bursary. A Bursary Committee was established comprising Jennifer Singh, Stanley Chang Choon and Rita Bacchus - representatives of Last Lap Lime and officials of Angostura. The committee has decided that $1,000 will be given for those at the post secondary level; $500 for those in high school, and $500 for those in elementary school. Other details can be obtained from Jennifer Singh, Committee Chair at [email protected]

NEW :

GAMES for Everyone:**

(**prizes to be won!) HOOPLA FISHING (FOR BOTTLES) SHY THE TINS PUTTING RANGE (GOLF) ** As played at Fairs in Guyana.

Exclusive to Last Lap Lime, all the way from Guyana, Gregory Camacho (of THE GRILL at the YMCA, Thomas Lands) will be preparing a Guyanese-style barbecue. Hundreds of pieces of chicken will marinate overnight in special secret spices reminiscent of the "good ole days". Don't miss it at the Lime. Last Lap Lime welcomes the following reunions in 2008: B.H.S. Alumni who are in Toronto for their International Reunion. The G.T. Lime who also have a dance on the Saturday night.

"So yuh tink yuh

GrattonVernon Gratton-King and Paul Archer will be organizing and managing these games.

know Guyana, eh?"

Look for information on this exciting contest that will test your knowledge of our beautiful country and allow you to win great prizes at the Lime. Details will be forthcoming in the May/June 2008 issue of The Gaff, on our website and in our magazine. Hint:: Hint:: One of the answers is "Stabroek Market" (but it not all of going be dat easy ..)

Real Estate Ltd CJM Business Services Constellation Travel Eldorado Jewellery Exclusiff Spices Grace Foods Ian Tennessee Shipping Kaiteur Travel (Perry) Mittelholzer and Associates PS Customs Brokers Shiva Narine Photography SpyPlus TD Canada Trust Technic Pos

2007 SPONSORS

LOTS of free give-aways

WANTED:

Youth to help fly kites.

BOLDED ABOVE ARE AGAIN ON BOARD

FOR

2008

JOINING

ANGOSTURA CANADA INC, VESCOR BEVERAGES INC. AND WESTERN UNION. !!

:[email protected]

EMAIL US AT

IT'S A FAMILY EVENT !

MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2008

Woodbridge Fair-grounds, 100 Porter Avenue, Woodbridge

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C E L EBR ATI NG G U YA N E SE O F NO TE

WORDSWORTH MC ANDREW

The tribute to Wordsworth McAndrew was already on this page when we received news that he passed away on Friday, April 25 in New Jersey, U.S.A. after a short illness. For almost five decades, Wo rd s wo r th McAndrew had been an unyielding advocate for the collection, preservation, and celebration of Guyanese folk life. He used all media - the speech, the poem, the article, the book, the radio programme, the rum-shop lime and other interpersonal channels - to make his case and promote the project. He consistently held the view that the collection, preservation, and celebration project must be systematic, sustainable and accessible. Through his work as a broadcaster he helped Guyanese recognize and feel proud of their mythological and folkloric heritage. Many people identify him with his poem "Ol Higue". His study and celebration of Guyanese language and culture is an inspiration. He used all media available to explain and promote Guyanese cultural characteristics.

Wordsworth McAndrew

SHARON MAAS

Sharon Maas Comes from a younger generation of writers and was born in Georgetown in 1951. She came from a prominently political family. Her mother, Eileen Cox, has been described as one of Guyana's earliest feminists, human rights activists and consumer advocates. Her father, David Westmaas, was Press Secretary to Dr. Cheddi Jagan. She lived and was educated in Guyana until she was 10, when she was sent to England. She returned to Guyana after her 'A' Level examinations and got a job with the Guyana Graphic as a trainee reporter, quickly progressing to writing feature articles for the Sunday Chronicle. She has written three novels - "Of Marriageable Age", "Peacocks Dancing" and "The Speech of Angels", with a fourth under way.

Sharon Maas

STANLEY GREAVES

Stanley Greaves has been recognized and celebrated as an outstanding, contemporary, Guyanese and Caribbean artist. His paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in prestigi ou s exh i b it i ons around the world. He was born in Georgetown and attended Sacred Heart R.C. School, and then moved on to St. Stanislaus College. He left Guyana in 1988 to live in Barbados. Stanley Greaves has received high awards from the people of Guyana and Barbados for his excellence as a painter, sculptor and teacher. He also writes poetry -- his collection Horizons won the 2002 Guyana Prize for best first book of poems. During 2003, the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, recognized him as an Honorary Distinguished Fellow of the Faculty of Humanities and Education.

Stanley Greaves

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NAMES OF VOLUNTEERS REGISTERED TO END OF APRIL,2008

Abdool, Jason Alleyne, Pamela Amo, Cheryl Archer, Paul Bacchus, Bert Bacchus, Rita Boodie, Nikki Boodie, Vanessa Bryce, Jackie Bullen, Myrna Carbone, Saryta Carbone, Tristan Chan, Talia Chee-a-Tow, Bob Chin, Cheryl Chow, Kathleen Chow-Woon, Dennis Christiani, Jackie Cornelius, Lorraine Cox, Terry

Cruickshank, Lynotte DaSilva, Eddie DaSilva, Marcia

D'Ornellas, Marilyn D'Ornellas, Terry Danney, Donna DeGannes, Sheila

Devers, Roger Dummett, Joan Edwards, Janet Elliot, Margaret Elliot, Mary Fernandes, John Forde, Floreen Francisco, Jennifer Gir, Geeta Gir, Kevin Gomes, Monica Gomes, Trevor Gonsalves, Anthony Gonsalves, Loretta Gordon, Veronica Gratton-King, Vernon Gravesande, Pierre Harakh, Harry Harakh, Pam Hazlewood, Barbara Hazlewood, Hugh Henery, Phyllis Henson, John Holder, Leslyn Hunte, Jamil Hunte, Ryan Hunter, Sandy

Jabour, Kian Jabour, Makayla Jardine, Lauren Jardine, Terry Jaundoo, Marian Jeffers, Denise Joseph, Annie Joseph, Rolande Joseph, Wilhelmina Katchay, TerryKim Khan, Tami Kuesi, Merlin Lee, Penny Loy, Philip Martin, Sherlock McRae, Pansy McWatt, Jill Minake, Debbie Minaker, Michaelle Murray, Eslyne

Ng-See-Quan, Nirmala Ng-See-Quan, Wallace

Nichols, Brenda Persaud, Ann Pierre, Noreen Pierre, Wilfred Rahaman, Javid

Ramphal, Cathy Ramphal, Raj Reed, Jennifer Roberts, Charlyn Roberts, Julie Robinson, Maureen Rodrigues, Andrew Rodrigues, Phillip Seide, MaryAnne Serrao, Maurice Serrao, Maurice Sirohi, Rekha Somers, Sandra Sue-Ho, Jennifer Sue-Ho, Joe Tello, Debbie Triesman, Gerry Veerasammy, Art Veerasammy, Joan Webb, Maureen Wishart, Paulette Wong, Mavis (Rose) Wong, Vivian Yhap, Claude Yhap, Wendy Zitman, Andrew

Volunteers in the Local Drinks booth set up for the anticipated rush of patrons. (Photograph courtesy of Shiva Narine Photography)

"You can Volunteer and Lime, allowing you to contribute to the cause and still have a great time after your stint is over."

TENT CAPTAINS

Rochelle Boodie Rosie D'Ornellas Loreen & Steve Grainger Sandra Holder Joy Khan Nadia Jabour Des Jardine Tessa Ng-See-Quan Marva Parkinson Albert Rampersad Ron Rodrigues Yvonne Triesman Russell, Patsy Campbell, Errol Camacho, Greg

The St. John Ambulance Brigade is always present to assist in case of any minor mishaps. They have served us well each year and we welcome them back in 2008.

The York Region Police will be back again this year to compete against Last Lap Lime Volunteers Tugin the Tug-O-War. Here they shake hands at the end of the 2007 competition. Be there to cheer for the LLL Team in 2008 ! (Photograph courtesy of Shiva Narine Photography)

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