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Dominicans in Canada donate to DSC & PMH

by: Dominica Vibes News - July 13, 2018
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Albert Toussaint (L), representing his sister who is part of the Dominica Manitoba Association, presenting the items to Shakira Lockhart-Hypolite, Officer in Charge in the Bursar’s Officer at the DSC (R)

The Commonwealth of Dominica Manitoba Association has donated a number of technical supplies to the Dominica State College (DSC) and the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH).

The donation was officially handed over to the DSC and PMH on Friday 13 July 2018 during a small ceremony at the hospital.

The association was started by Dominicans in Canada following the passage of Hurricane David, Shakira Lockhart-Hypolite, Officer in Charge in the Bursar’s Officer at the DSC said.

“At that time, Dominicans living in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, came together to raise funds to donate to victims of the storm at home.”

She said over the years, the association continued to serve as a connection between the Dominican community and other Caribbean persons in Manitoba.

“The Dominica Manitoba Association and its members were greatly saddened by the devastation caused by hurricane Maria and rallied the entire city in its fundraising efforts to support the rebuilding of Dominica.”

The association donated five laptops, five LCD projectors, five printers to the DSC and one photocopier to the hospital.

Hypolite said the college is grateful for these items as the damage done to the college by the looters in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria was worse than that caused by the storm.

“The students would be very grateful for that… I’d like to thank the Dominica Manitoba Association for this great gesture.”

Meanwhile Tricia Beaupierre, Acting Facilities Manager thanked the association for what she deemed as a “timely” donation.

“We assure you that it will be placed into good use and it would certainly enhance our ability to provide quality service to the many persons that we provide services for on a daily basis.”