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30 September 2012

The Kosovo Thanks Canada art project was highly publicized and covered by media in both Canada and Kosovo. In Halifax, Tony Bislimi appeared on CTV Atlantic Morning Show to talk about the project, while in Kosovo several daily papers covered the activity (Bota Sot, Gazeta Express and a few local news portals such as Rajonipress.com and 2lonline.com)

Other media outlets in Canada covered the Kosovo Thanks Canada project too, as indicated by the following links / news clippings:

Halifax News New - by Colin Chisholm

King's County News - by John Decoste

The Aurora Newspaper - by Sara Keddy

The Bislimi Group Foundation once again acknowledges the financial support of the Municipality of Gjilan without which this project could not have taken place.

The following are some pictures from the Kosovo Thanks Canada project - Nova Scotia, Canada, August 2012:

Kosovo Thanks Canada Exhibition, Craig Gallery, Alderney Landing, Dartmouth, NS, Canada, August - September 2012

Mr. Hajdin Abazi, Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth, and Sport of Kosovo gives his opening address at the official opening of the Kosovo Thanks Canada exhibit

Poet, author, and educator, Mr. Xhevat Latifi, reads one of his poems in English "Say a Good Word" at the opening ceremony

Executive Director of the TBG Foundation, Mr. Halit Bislimi greets the audience at the opening ceremony

The Kosovo delegation (Mr Abazi, Mr Latifi and Mr Bislimi) along with Tony Bislimi pose with several attendees of the opening ceremony of the Kosovo Thanks Canada exhibit

The artwork showcased in this exhibit was prepared and created by the schoolchildren of the Abaz Ajeti Elementary and Middle School in Gjilan, Kosovo

T. Bislimi, X. Latifi, H. Abazi, Marilyn More (Nova Scotia Minister of Advanced Education and Labour), H. Bislimi, and Stephanie MacInnis-Langley (Nova Scotia Status of Women Council Executive Director)

H. Bislimi, Leonard Prerya (Nova Scotia Minister of Culture, Communities and Heritage), H. Abazi, X. Latifi, T. Bislimi

T. Bislimi, X. Latifi, H. Abazi, Ismael Aquino (Director General of the Canadian Red Cross in Halifax), H. Bislimi, F. Shabiu

Colonel (Rt.) Brian Handley (who was in charge of this CFB when it hosted thousands of Kosovo refugees in 1999) welcomes and addresses the Kosovo delegation at the Greenwood CFB in Nova Scotia

T. Bislimi, H. Bislimi, Commander of 14 Wing Greenwood CFB, H. Abazi, X. Latifi, N. Muji

Kosovo delegation with Col. Troy Kennedy at Aldershot CFB in Nova Scotia. The Kosovo state flag is put up in honour of this visit.



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