CANSCENE - Canada's Multicultural Scene August 2002
-- As a journalist and TV commentator, I've found the Internet and its
search engines of immense value in researching my material. One instance
is the doughnut piece I've included in this issue. Another is finding
the lyrics of an old Neapolitan love song; the words came with matching
audios, something sites in Italy seem to specialize in.
brings me to Giorgio Zanetti, who with his wife Lidia, publishes Chez
Zanetti out of their home in Ottawa. Right on home page they offer the
melodies and lyrics of the Canadian and Italian national anthems. And
that's how the web site goes: pages and ages of information about Canada
and Italy, prepared with tender loving care. George was born in the
province of Piacenza, in northwestern Italy and joined his brothers in
Ottawa in 1966
writes: "In 1968 I joined the fledging Gruppo Giovanile Italiano.
The first president of the club was Domenico Mazzeo now a professor of
International Studies at the Glendon Campus, York U. With the club I
acted in and directed a few plays for the next 5 or 6 years; our first
big production was Goldoni's I Rusteghi", but afterwards we
switched to lesser known authors.
a few odd jobs, in 1973 I had the good fortune to get hired by the
Canadian Air Traffic Training School (Transport Canada). Eventually I
became the team leader of the Simulation Specialists section.
couple of years ago and after 28 years of service I decided to retire
andlook after my first granddaughter Sophia; this was and still is a
much rewarding experience. Now the family has expanded even further
since my only daughter gave birth to twin boys just over 9 months
........ has just celebrated its first anniversary. It's an independent
e-Monthly for South Asians living in South Asia; people of South Asian
origin who are settled in different parts of the world; and for all
those who are interested in the rich cultural heritage of South Asia:
its diversity, its complexity and its vitality.
provide a forum for dialogue amongst South Asians, about issues that
affect them, concerns they have about their root countries and the
countries they have settled in, and about South Asians in other parts of
the world," says Suresh Jaura, editor and publisher of the
direct links to newspapers from all over the world, it provides a
resource centre, with no restrictions. There are also links to various
topics in different South Asian countries, thereby providing a reference
source for South Asians. There are more references required to make it a
complete source. The
publishers welcome input from 'readers'.
attempt has been made to highlight the achievements of South Asians in
fields of arts and culture, social, political and business fields.
Non-South Asians who have contributed to the dissemination of
information through print and broadcast media.
interesting site is Canucklinks published by Alfonso Cardomo who came to
Canada from El Salvador and says
site is not new. In fact, I had had the idea to do a book on financial
services (I've been employed with CIBC for the past 10 years or so.).
However, with the advent of the Internet, I decided to create a website
consolidating financial services in one site. Once that got completed, I
decided to add a section for the Hispanic community. Once that got
completed, I decided to consolidate the French-speaking community. I
hold a degree in French and have spent seasons living in Quebec.
I decided to create a comprehensive directory of everything and anything
Canadian, without excluding anything of interest to Canadians, thus the
reason I've included universal content in my website.'
three sites are listed on my Links
page. Just click on their names. They're highly worthwhile consulting.