15 August 2008
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 (...)
4 August 2008
By Lans Omar, Winnipeg, Canada.
In his opening sermon, Pastor Greg of Central Baptist Church in Winnipeg, the officiating clergy who sealed the marriage vows of Baby Kaby & Bob Umar was spellbound.
He wasted no time in front of all the guests who attended the marriage ceremony to announce that: ’this is the most beautiful wedding I have ever seen.’
Pastor Greg continued: ’It’s not even about the bride and groom, look at these beautiful people......em, (...)
1 August 2008
Taiwo Iboshimi, alias Eazy, is the team manager of Niger, one of the contestants in a recent African soccer tournament in Vancouver, Canada. He is a man who fervently believes in what he says.
Hear him: "Team Niger was one of the best teams in the tournament even though we came fourth. We were eliminated by Team Rwanda on a penalty shoot-out(5-4). The calibre of my players is one of the best. They played better even though they are very young and inexperienced. They really tried to win and (...)
by - 31 July 2008
We don’t have a huge number of success stories among African-Canadian immigrants in Canada, but once in a while we come across a story that will inspire and psychologically uplift a community that’s struggling to integrate and properly settle in this land of opportunities.
We found such a story in the experiences of Jane Gatwiri Rukaria, one of the very few African-Canadian lawyers in Vancouver, British Columbia. What makes Jane’s story particularly interesting is the (...)
30 July 2008
By Jean Jacques Bosco.
My name is Jean Jacques Bosco. I have been successfully managing team Rwanda for the past two years. During this year’s African soccer tournament in Vancouver, I was attending the the World Youth Cup, “GOTHIA CUP”, competition in Sweden, Europe.
My JBST International Soccer Academy based in Vancouver had five teams participating in the African Soccer Tournament: U6 Boys, U9 Boys & Girls, U12 Boys & Girls, U16 Boys, and team Rwanda in the (...)
27 June 2008
Memunatu Dura-Kamara, originally from Romano village, Tonkolili district, northern Sierra Leone, is no ordinary woman.
Because of this woman’s dream, the efforts of a small group of Edmontonians and a large group of Sierra Leoneans, 600 children from Romano Village area in Sierra Leone are able to walk to the Alberta Canada Primary School each day where they are greeted by the nine educators who teach them.
Children share slates and chalk for the first three grades. By grade four (...)
21 June 2008
By G.Koroma,40 Acres Production, Winnipeg, Canada.
Music analysts and events promoters across the African communities in Winnipeg, Canada, have dubbed Bob Umar & Baby Kay’s wedding social "the most awaited social in 2008." Showbiz guru and entertainment journalist, Lans Omar, has openly labelled the event as "the last of the greatest shows in Winnipeg for 2008."
The wait is over, today is the day.
The location is Broadway Community Centre, 185 Young street @ Broadway.
21 June 2008
Thursday June 19, was the birthday of Lakeesha Marie Sesay(pictured), daughter of Vancouver-based soccer promoter and businessman Bobson Sesay. Bobson is a former Leone Star known to many Sierra Leonean soccer lovers as "Bo School."
Lakeesha is now eight years old and we say congratulations to her and her proud parents.
by - 6 June 2008
I recently asked Nigerian business woman Yinka Olaiya, the meaning of "Yakoyo" her restaurant’s name. She smiled and said: "It means come in and be filled."
I think that name is appropriate because I and a friend were really filled when we recently visited this haven of comfort after a hard day’s work (but with no intention of going home . It was just 6 pm for Christ’s sake!). We had steaming jollof rice with huge tilapia fish and fried plantains. My goodness, we were (...)
5 June 2008
For over ten years now the African Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association (ACSCA) has been organizing an annual soccer and cultural extravangaza that has been enjoyed by all the different communities of Vancouver, British Columbia and its environs. This year ACSCA plans a bigger soccer tournament and a bigger cultural feast with music, food and dance from the different parts of Africa. In this message, ACSCA president Patrick Obaze(pictured) gives a hint of what’s in store: