Vietnamese Canadians Urged to Help Earthquake Victims in South Asia

Vietnamese Canadians Urged to Help Earthquake Victims in South Asia










OTTAWA (PRWEB) October 21, 2005

In response to the plight of the millions of victims of the recent earthquake in South Asia, particularly in Pakistan where the death toll can rise up to 70,000, the Vietnamese Canadian Federation is calling upon all members of the Vietnamese community in Canada to join in the campaign that has been mounted to raise funds to help these victims. The money contributed before October 26, 2005 will be matched by the Canadian government.

Donations can be sent directly to either of the following organizations:    

Canadian Red Cross

National Office

170 Metcalfe Street, Suite 300

Ottawa, ON K2P 2P2

Tel: (613) 740-1900, Fax: (613) 740-1911

CARE Canada

Donation Processing Centre

P.O. Box 800, Station K

Toronto, ON M4P 2H2

Tel: 1-800-267-5232.

This is the fourth time in 2005 that the Federation has urged members of the Vietnamese Canadian community to contribute to the relief funds set up to help victims of natural disasters and human tragedies, including the tsunami in Asia and Africa last December, the fire which killed five persons of a family of Cambodian origin in Ottawa early this year, and the recent Katrina hurricane in Southern U.S.

The Vietnamese Canadian Federation is an umbrella organization of 12 community associations in the Vietnamese community across Canada. It was established in 1980 to coordinate social, cultural, and sports activities in the community. Its office is located in Ottawa.

Tel. (613) 230-8282.

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New Canadian Book Publisher Supports Diversity and Free Expression For All Canadians

New Canadian Book Publisher Supports Diversity and Free Expression For All Canadians










(PRWEB) May 20, 2010

Polished Publishing Group (PPG – http://www.polishedpublishinggroup.com) is a supportive self-publishing house, designed specifically for Canadian authors, that combines the quality of traditional (trade) publishing with the flexibility and control of vanity publishing. PPG’s primary mandate is to make the dream of publishing a book more accessible to mainstream Canadians while producing professional-quality results that emulate the books created by trade publishers.

PPG’s Publisher and Founder, a Canadian author known as Kim S., has firsthand experience working with a traditional literary book publisher (a.k.a. trade book publisher), a book printer, and a modern supportive self-publishing house. Each position has allowed her to view this industry from a different vantage point and, consequently, given her a well-rounded understanding of their respective pros and cons. This puts her in a unique position to provide others with valuable insight into the world of book publishing and help newbie authors break into the field.

Kim S. published her first three new age fictional novels with three other publishers before moving them all to PPG in November of 2009. Each book has a Canadian setting and is an expression of her unique cultural/spiritual perspective within that setting. 25% of her author royalties are donated to a Canadian charity of her choice for each book: donations for her first book are made to the Canadian Mental Health Association; donations for her last two books are made to the Canadian Centre for Diversity.

PPG aspires to help more Canadians publish books about their own Canadian experiences from their own unique cultural perspectives. This is an artistic way for people to express their beliefs and share them with others in a safe and open environment—to promote the positive qualities of diversity on a national level while fulfilling their personal dreams of publishing a book.

If you would like more information on this topic, or to schedule an interview with Kim S, please send an email to publishingservices(at)polishedpublishinggroup(dot)com.

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