March 26, 2013 - Richmond, BC - Today I attended the Richmond Chamber of Commerce's "Networking After 5" event hosted by the Richmond News. There was a good turn out. Not only were many members of the Chamber in attendance but Richmond News was promoting the newest technology they have implemented into their newspaper. It's called LAYAR.
They were offering a door prize worth approximately $2,000 in advertising (and a editorial feature) to be used along with the LAYAR technology. And guess who was the winner? Yes it was me. Now I have to get my act together to take advantage of this opportunity.
I joined the Richmond Chamber of Commerce this year and this is the first event I have attended as a member. I hope to be doing more networking within the Richmond business community.
January 1, 2013 - We are proud to be a member of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. Over the years I have worked with the BC Chamber of Commerce, The Richmond Chamber of Commerce, the Burnaby Board of Trade, the Surrey Board of Trade and the Vancouver Board of Trade. But finally we chose to become a member of the Richmond Chamber. Thanks to the staff and ambassadors at the Richmond Chamber for encouraging me to join. We look forward to meeting more members and build a new network through the Chamber movement.
Once again this year ALL staff will join in our third conference in the Philippines. This time the training conference will have 15 or more people involved. This year is an exciting year too because this year we have our new Philippines company starting up -- Give Us A Chance Corporation --www.giveusachanceph.com.
Our company President, Paul Donovan, will arrive in the Philippines on Friday, June 24th. We will be at our new office and apartments in Norzagaray City, Bulacan Province. The training conference is expected to last for four weeks.
After almost 3 years with no changes, we have updated our web site so we can post news and events and announcements easier.
Ted sang a collection of songs that he has been performing at Rainbow Community Church of Vancouver, including a few songs that he has written.
Musical accompaniment by Paul Donovan.
Location was at St. Margaret's Cedar Cottage Anglican Church
CD & Video - we are preparing an Audio CD and a DVD Video from the concert. If you wish to pre-order a copy please email us here. CD - $15 DVD $30 (includes postage).
June 25, 2012 - The fourth year we have gathered together in the Philippines for an All-Staff Retreat. This year we brought everyone together to Cagayan de Oro City. We compressed the training time into inly 9 days. It was a small group who attended. The last day of the retreat we also celebrated Paul's birthday, with some visitors.
Saturday, September 4, 2010 - St. Michael's Anglican Church. We were pleased to be the A/V provider for the special gospel concert this evening. The concert was presented by Rainbow Community Church of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver Dream Centre and St. Michael's Anglican Church. This was a fund-raiser for their annual Thanksgsiving dinner for those who have HIV/AIDS, disabled and the needy. This dinner will be held this year on Saturday, October 9.
This concert was setup with a 4-speaker system, two keyboards, bass guitar and performer microphones; screen and projector; running Easy Worship software.
November saw the opening of a new Internet Cafe in Camp Downes area in Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines. Chris Alamil opened the doors of his new business this month (November 2011) -- an Internet Cafe. Located in the front part of his cousin's house in Camp Downes he started off with two old computers and by the end of November he already has added a third computer. Chris is a graduate of the Hotel & Restaurant Management degree program in March 2011. But Chris is someone who loves to be online, and he knows that many people in his neighbourhood want to be online too. So he opened up the front of his cousin's house and invited his friends and neighbours to come on in and access the Internet. Paul Donovan, President of Living Productions Inc., was instrumental in helping Chris with his initial investment to get this small business started up. Living Productions Inc. supports small business in many places. Through web sites, graphic design and audio and visual services we help businesses and organizations to establish themselves in their businesses.
Paul Donovan returned the end of July after spending 17 days touring the Philippines. He visited 9 different cities - Naga City/Calabanga, Tabaco City, Legaspi City, Ormoc City, Cebu City, Toledo City, San Jose Del Monte/Norzagaray, Tarlac City and Blaangas -- and 11 different provinces - Manila, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, North Samar, Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Bulacan, Tarlac and Bataan.
The All Staff Meeting in Tabaco City went off as planned, alas Arjie was unable to join us. Paul met with Noe, Johannes and Jaylind on Sunday, July 18th in Tabaco City. The city has changed a lot in one year with the opening of the new central market and moving the open market to new spaces.
Meetings with hotels and city officials in Naga City and Ormoc City went well as we talked about our plans for the future with our Tayo Na Sa Canada project.
Welcome to the Philippines!!
June 26, 2011 - At the end of June we opened our new branch support company in the Philippines. Give Us A Chance Corporation is headquartered in Norzagaray City, Bulacan just north of Manila. We have three full-time staff working, and several more in training and preparations for joining us as we expand even more in 2012.