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Invitation to opening ceremony of Afrikadey Festival 2008

15 August 2008 at 07:44 | 1338 views

Dear Friend,

Please accept an invitation from the United African Communities of BC, formerly Coalition of African Communities (CAC) to you, your community, and friends to attend the opening ceremony of AFRIKADEY FESTIVAL 2008.

We will greatly appreciate it if you could join political leaders and African community leaders at the opening ceremony of the festival at 1 pm on August 16, 2008 at the Serbian Cultural Centre 7837 Canada Way (by 10th Ave).

This year, the festival is special as we consider AFRIKADEY FESTIVAL 2008 to be part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of our beloved BC. African/Black Canadians have contributed to our province since the days of the founding father of BC, Sir James Douglas, down to Daniel Igali, Olympic gold medallist, just to name a few of the many African/Black Canadians who have made significant contributions to BC and Canada. It is with this in mind that we ask you to join us in celebrating AFRIKADEY FESTIVAL 2008 under the theme: African/Black Contributions to BC, Past, Present, and Future.

AfriKadey festival provides a venue for African/Black roots, world-beat, and urban music in a cultural extravaganza, while heightening awareness and building appreciation for the contributions of African/Black Canadians to the local arts and culture communities of BC. This event brings together African/Black people from all over the world and people from other cultures in one venue for two days of celebration. As we celebrate, we are well aware of the challenges we face as African/Black Canadians in BC.

We look forward to your participation in this great event. Please contact Clement Apaak, a founding member of United African Communities of BC, at 778-895-9242 or by email at to confirm your participation as a community leader so that you can be properly recognized at the event. See details of festival at


Victor E Obosi
African Heritage Society.
Africanvibes fm 102.7fm.
Vancouver, Canada.

Photo: Victor Obosi, Afrikadey organizer.