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SistahD
06-19-2010, 07:45 PM
<span style="font-style: italic">Received this today and thought worth sharing...</span>



<span style="font-size: 14pt">A ONCE-IN-A-LFIETIME TRIP TO SOUTH AFRICA.... </span>

<span style="font-size: 17pt">FOUNDATIONS OF FREEDOM TOUR with Hon. Jean Augustine </span>


<span style="font-weight: bold">October 7 – 20, 2010 As </span>the World Cup opens in South Africa, we are reminded of the rocky road South Africa has traveled over the decades to get to this historical moment in time. The world’s biggest sporting event is about to commence for the very first time on African soil. South Africa has had six years to prepare for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and despite all skepticism looks set to host a top class event. Over the coming weeks you will no doubt see lots of media coverage on this great country.






Why not go beyond and join us on a unique tour to South Africa with the Hon. Jean Augustine in October 2010. Discover a vibrant and evocative land, walk in the footsteps of great leaders like Mandela and Tutu. Our Foundations of Freedom Tour offers a unique travel experience showcasing Black History in South Africa. Come and see for yourself a people who take great pride in their country and the enormous changes they have willed into reality. Mix and mingle with South Africans who have participated in the freedom struggle. Join a local South African family for dinner and visit the townships. Immerse yourself in the culture and heritage of South Africa!



We look forward to having you on our Tour!
Ramie VeerappanExecutive Director,
Integrity Tours Email: [email protected]

14 Day “Foundations of Freedom Tour to South Africa with Jean Augustine”TOTAL COST: $5,995 CAD (Single Supplement: $849)


Tour Includes: International flight (Toronto – Johannesburg - Toronto) Flight from Durban to Cape Town All transport and transfers as per itinerary (including drive from Johannesburg to Durban) Luxury Bus with English Speaking Driver/Guide throughout tour Bottled Mineral Water All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners (as specified in the itinerary) Welcome and Farewell receptions Donations to charity or project on behalf of the group All gratuities and porterage fees
Accommodation on a Bed and Breakfast Basis at:(or similar if unavailable)
o Protea Hotel - Johannesburgo
Fugitives Drift
o Protea Hotel - Durbano Protea Junction V&amp;A Waterfront

Entrance Fees Included:

o Museum Africao Carlton Centre
o Constitution Hill
o Apartheid Museum
o Hector Pieterson Memorial
o Nelson Mandela Museum
o The Freedom Park
o Tour of Rorke’s Drift
o Tour of Isandlwana Battlefield
o Cultural Village Show
o Game Drives at Hluhluwe
o District Six Museumo Castle of Good Hope
o Cable Car to Table Mountain (weather permitting)
o Robben Island (weather permitting)
o Cape Point Nature Reserveo Boulders Beach
o Kirstenbosch Gardenso Wine tasting



FOUNDATIONS OF FREEDOM TOUR: DETAILED ITINERARY

Cost Excludes: All meals not mentioned above
All alcoholic beverages
All services not mentioned above
All items of a personal nature
Travel and cancellation insurance (strongly recommended)


Optional Tours: Friday October 8th – Jazz Club $85 Sunday October 10th – Brunch and Jazz in Newtown $85 Itinerary subject to change 30 people minimum ** Please ensure that all passports are valid (for 6 months) and have at least 2 blank facing pages ** Payment Structure:Book by January 31st and save $350 offtotal price Book by February 28th and save $250 offtotal price Deposit of $500 required immediately $2,000 of balance due May 31st 50% of balance due by July 7, 2010 Final outstanding amount due August31, 2009


Ramie VeerappanExecutive Director, Integrity Tours Email: [email protected]




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<span style="font-style: italic">Brief Bio - Hon. Jean Augustine

In 1993, Canadian politician Jean Augustine became the first Black woman elected to the Parliament of Canada. An energetic advocate of social justice, she worked as the principal of an elementary school before entering federal politics.

Born in St. George's, Grenada, Jean Augustine was a qualified teacher when she arrived in Canada in 1959, but had to work as a domestic and shoe clerk before earning an Ontario Teacher's Certificate. After completing a Master of Education degree, Ms. Augustine became a school principal and supported many social causes through her involvement in boards such as that of The Hospital for Sick Children. She also served as the National President of the Congress of Black Women of Canada. She holds an honourary doctorate of law from the University of Toronto.

During her years as a federal member of parliament, The Honourable Jean Augustine has been the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister of Canada, Chair of the National Liberal Women's Caucus, Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and the Status of Women, Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Deputy Speaker. The mother of two daughters, Jean Augustine is the recipient of numerous awards--including the 1994 Canadian Black Achievement Award, the YWCA Woman of Distinction and the Kaye Livingstone Award for support of issues relating to Black women. Ms. Augustine has worked on many intiatives related to youth, noting that &quot;racism is the most significant barrier to the successful integration of newcomer black youths to Canada&quot;.

The Jean Augustine Scholarship Fund, established in honour of Ms. Augustine, provides help to single mothers studying at George Brown College in Toronto.

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I believe she was also the driving force which led to celebrating Black History Day/Month here...