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Awards

"CIVIC AWARD OF RECOGNITION", by the Members of Council and residents of the City of Mississauga, 1993

 

"CANADA'S BIRTHDAY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD" by the Metropolitan Toronto and District Canada Day Committee, 1994

"EDITORS CHOICE AWARD" for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry, by the National Library of Poetry, USA, 1996

AMCA Toronto Award for Outstanding Contribution to Croatian Language and Culture

"SERVICE AWARD" for ten years of dedication and commitment to Dufferin-Peel Roman Catholic Separate School Board, Mississauga, 1995

 

"CERTIFICATE OF MERIT" for Outstanding Lyric Writing, by Talent and Associated Companies, USA, 1996

 

"WOMEN ON THE MOVE - THE COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD NOMINEE, The Toronto Star, Toronto, 1996

 

"EDITORS CHOICE AWARD" for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry, by the National Library of Poetry , USA, 1997

CHARITY WORK:

AGNEL, Art Gives New Life, Charitable Organization

  • President

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    CANADIAN-CROATIAN WOMEN ASSOCIATION

  • Vice-President

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    CROATIAN-COMMUNITY SERVICES

  • Vice-President

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    CANADIAN-CROATIAN BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

  • Chairperson of the Heritage Committee

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    CANADIAN-CROATIAN ART ASSOCIATION

  • Member of the Board of Directors & Secretary

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    CROATIAN HERITAGE SCHOOL

  • Head Teacher

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    CROATIAN INTERNATIONAL CREDIT COURSE

  • Community representative

  • Principal

  • Teacher

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    CROATIAN WORLD CONGRESS

  • Representative of the Croatian Schools for Canada, except Quebec

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    OECTA

  • Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association, Dufferin-Peel Secondary Unit,
    St. Martin Secondary School Representative-Professional Development

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    AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

  • Secondary School Chapter, Youth Network Advisor

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    MISSION CLUB, St. Martin Sec. School, Mississauga

  • Advisor

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    JUVENILE DIABETES

  • Supporter

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    WORLD OF DREAMS, Toronto, Canada

  • Supporter

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    VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE, Mississauga

  • Supporter

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    THE WAR AMPS OF CANADA, Toronto

  • Supporter, especially those benefiting innocent children-orphans of war, even donating the proceeds from her first book of poetry "The Old Hearth" and half of the royalties from her second book of poetry "Forever Living Past", for the same cause,

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    LISTING OF INTERVIEWS WITH Ms. GANZA

  • "PROFILE - Ana Ganza" by Rogers TV, Mississauga

  • "ACCOLADES" by Rogers TV, Mississauga (Interview & Poetry reading)

  • The Interviews and the Readings for;

    • Croatian Radio - CCN TV, Toronto, Canada

    • Croatian Radio and Television, Zagreb, Croatia

    • Croatian Radio Program Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

    • Croatian Radio Program, Cleveland, U.S.A.

    • Croatian Radio Program, Edmonton, Canada

    • Croatian Radio Program, Calgary, Canada

    • Croatian Radio Program, Munich, Germany

    • Croatian Radio Programs; Osijek, Novska, Zupanja, Split

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    POETRY READING-LIVE PERFORMANCES IN

  • Canada; Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Hamilton, Calgary, Edmonton

  • Croatia; Zagreb, Osijek, Skradin, Opatija, Sibenik, Zadar, Split, Cilipi, Dubrovnik, Hrasno,

  • Germany; Munich, Meschede, Aachen, Koln

  • Italy; Firenza

  • USA; Cleveland

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    THE LISTING OF ORGANIZED COMMUNITY & SCHOOL EVENTS

  • Theatre groups performances, Lectures of the prominent Priests, poets, writers, musicians,

  • Croatian Movie screenings, charitable concerts and banquets, art exhibitions and field trips,

  • Charitable Fashion Shows for less fortunate children, Mission Club fundraising for Dr. Simon

  • Fund for homeless children, Help at Extended Care, Home for elderly citizen, Mississauga and Conferences for Teachers Professional Development

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    LECTURED AT

  • Laurentian University, Sudbury

  • Catholic Education Centre, Mississauga and numerous High Schools and Churches in Mississauga, Toronto, Hamilton & Edmonton

  • Inter-racial Conference for Youth, Cathedral High School, Hamilton

  • St. Paul's University, Ottawa

  • Headshot picture of Ana Ganza

    Who is Ana?

    Ana Ganza, mother of three sons; Ivan, Marko & Petar. A poet, dedicated educator and charity worker. She is a very prominent and prolific Croatian living outside of her homeland. Born in Croatia, lives in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. She teaches Theology, Religion, and English at the high school level. Ana has written a number of books, most notably Journey of Hope - Authorized by Mother Teresa, Forever Living Past and Old Hearth (Ognjiste Staro). Her verses have been acclaimed throughout North America and Europe. She also presents on motivational topics addressing Religion and Spirituality; in particular her experience with the late Mother Teresa.

    Picture of her Civic Award of Recognition
    Picture of her Editors Choice Award
    Picture of her Canada's birthday achievement award
    Ana Ganza's AMCA Toronto 2018 Award
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