The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on November 20, 2001 · 60
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The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada · 60

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Tuesday, November 20, 2001
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E8 THE OTTAWA CITIZEN CITY TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2001 PRESS RELEASES Excerpts from news releases sent to the Citizen newsroom. Coalition against arms trade plans potluck dinner The Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) will hold a potluck dinner to be followed by a discussion session with three speakers, Thursday, Nov. 22 in the Giles Presbyterian Church basement, 173 First Ave., corner of Bank Street. The potluck dinner is at 6:15 p.m. followed at 7:30 p.m. by a 236-1222, ext. 5850. Cleaners Join to provide warm coats for kids Hillary Cleaners, a member of the Neighbourhood Cleaners' Association, has announced it will help collect, clean and distribute 50,000 warm winter coats for needy children as part of the NCA's ongoing Coats for Kids program. Coats can be dropped off at Hillary Cleaners at 1235 Bank St. Dialogue with Nature his-tan, and why it is being bombed." The three speakers from the region are intimately familiar with its history ana pontics. They will make brief presentations and then join in a discussion. For more . information, please contact Nick Aplin, 722- 1262 or ' Speakers include: Tariq Ah-san, speaking on the impact of the U.S. attack on Afghanistan on the struggles for democracy and human rights in Pakistan. Mr. Ahsan worked as a journalist in Pakistan and taught at the Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad. He observed the interaction between the liberals, the left and the Islamists in Pakistan, during the movement for democracy in the 1980s. In early 1984, he spent some time in prison with veterans of the Jamiat-e-Ulama-e-Pak-istan, the Party that has acquired the reputation of being the "ideological mentor" of the Taliban. He is presently working on a research project that brings a citizenship rights approach to the analysis of the India-Pakistan conflict. Susan Wardak was born and raised in Afghanistan and lost most of her childhood as a result of the war. She left Afghanistan in 1990 and came to Canada and is now studying Political Science at Carleton University. She also works with the Centre for Peace Studies at Mc-Master University on a project dealing with Media and Peace Education in Afghanis-tan. "t Dr. Omar Zakhilwa, is a Senior Research Economist with Statistics Canada. I He also teaches economics at Carleton University. Dr. Zakhilwa is a founding member of the Institute for Afghan Studies and is on its managing board. This institute is a non-profit and non-political, independent research organization run by young Afghan scholars around the world. . Dr. Zakhilwa writes on different aspects of the Afghan political and economic situation for numerous media outlets and the Institute for Afghan Studies. Museum reveals secrets of exhibit preservation From smudges to bugs! Protecting our national treasures. ! The Museum of Science and Technology conservators are specialists in the science of protecting and restoring some of the more than 35,000 objects in its collection. .They strive to slow down, stop or, where possible, even reverse the damage caused by temperature or humidity changes, light, insect infestations, chemical reactions or even simple handling. ; - Come and learn about some of their tricks and techniques. Help diagnose what's ailing some artifacts; assist the guides as they conduct experiments that reveal how artifacts can get damaged; and play the "Don't Touch!" Scavenger Hunt to learn about how the museum protects its artifacts, Nov. 24-25. Call 991-3053 or visit wwwsciencetecLnmsJteca . Ottawa police looking for more volunteers The Ottawa police service credits, in part, the participation of 600 volunteers for making community and crime prevention programs a success and now they need more of them. : Opportunities exist in your area to take part in crime-reduction programs such as Business or Neighbourhood Watch, the Child Print program and the Home Security Inspection program by volunteering at your Community Police Centre. To find out how you can get involved with police and community programs in your area, visit your nearest Police Centre (for locations, refer to page 4 of the Ottawa-Hull telephone directory) or the Web site at or call sex Dr., the public is invited to an exhibition Dialogue with Nature ... photographs and poetry the bond between humanity and nature. More than 100 large, colour photographs, from Daisaku Ikeda's travels in 50 countries, capture ephemeral moments of beauty in nature, each an expression of Mr. Ikeda's deep joy and appreciation for life and the world around him. Dialogue with Nature, which has been shown in more than 40 countries, inspires an appreciation of nature's rhythms and the harmonious connec- Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Ikeda has been awarded the title of Poet Laureate by the World Congress of Poets, and has been honoured with the United Nations Peace Award. He founded the Fuji Art Museum and Soka University, both of which are located in Tokyo. As president of Soka Gakkai International, he has ceaselessly worked to promote a deeper understanding of humanity as the fundamental basis for international harmony. This exhibit is jointly spon- o aim llic naiiiiuuivuj - ' A features pnoios, poeiry tions among an living imngs. swcu uy i.. , c n rw a in Poetrv written by Mr. Ikeda the United Nations Associa- Here is a list of upcoming ZsZontC compLmen T Se images, tion in Canada and Soka concerts "Noel c'est 1'amour ": SLoSJcaiiSSS- Opening Ceremonies are Gakkai International Associa- Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at St tion of Canada. For information, call Glenn Turner at 132-1100 or e-mail Stairwell Carollers list upcoming concerts The Stairwell Carollers is an amateur a cappella chamber choir of professional standards, well-known in the national capital region, and has been featured across Canada in CBC Christmas broadcasts. The chorale is recognized for capturing its listeners' hearts in live performance, as well as for its sensitive, yet robust, Paul's United Church, Carp; Sunday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Almonte United Church, Almonte; Friday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Eglise St Charles, 135 Ave Barrette (St. Charles at Beechwood, in Vanier) and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Church of St Columba, 24 San--dridge St., Ottawa. ' Tickets are $10 (12 yrs. and under free) from members or at the door. Call 591-6324 or 834-9112. The Stairwell Car-oilers will also be performing in the lobbyfoyer of the NAC on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. ) aall.Siilp. Compiled by Linda Denley us.- s . ' - . t w-f t v ; .- - 4.;..:::: if. -i r- -: ( ;N 1 1 1 . s NO MATTER WHiiRii YUU Kt uuunu,, wc nvvc inc oy v iva mammm- -mm-mm V.. -V : - y , r 1 ''if . '.it " It y , ; , ' . . ' ' , Moras raD . . v'''. v' ' " " -2002 SPORT ,' t ' ' - , , ' ,j. ' . ' UTILITY OF . onnorsMrPNVOYSLE - ZHP Litre 4200 In-Lie6dHWE . J. 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