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:
by - 1 June 2008
Not much is known about soccer or soccer players in Canada. To find out more, our sister publication, Afri-Can magazine, had a chat with Jean Jacques Bosco(photo), an African-Canadian soccer player,coach and promoter based in Vancouver,British Columbia, Canada. Excerpts:
Afri-Can Magazine: Please tell us a bit about yourself and the work you do including the businesses you operate.
Jean Jacques Bosco: Well, my name is Jean Jacques Bosco. I am a Canadian who immigrated to Canada in 1998. (...)
14 May 2008
NDP MPs Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) and Bill Siksay (Burnaby-Douglas) joined with the City of Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan and Burnaby-Edmonds MLA Raj Chouhan to condemn the Conservative government changes to the Immigration Act at a press conference at the Burnaby Mosque and Education Centre.
“These proposals are a serious change to IRPA”, noted Peter Julian (MP Burnaby-New Westminster). “They should not be buried deep in a budget bill. The Conservatives are (...)
8 May 2008
SIR ALBERT MARGAI AND PRESIDENT SIAKA STEVENS: THE STORY OF TWO POLITICIAN FRIENDS WHO TURNED IRRECONCILABLE FOES IN SIERRA LEONE POLITICS AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR FALL-OUT IN THE POLITICS OF PRESENT DAY SIERRA LEONE.
ANTHONY KAMARA (SR) NARRATES THE STORY FROM WINNIPEG CANADA.
To understand the relationship between Sir Albert Margai 2nd Prime Minister and President Siaka Stevens 3rd Prime Minister and 1st Executive President of Sierra Leone, the writer has to go back (...)
3 April 2008
The Sierra Leone Community in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has the honour and privilege to present:
Sierra Leone 47th Annual Independence Dinner and Dance on
Saturday May 3, 2008.
At the Bonsor Recreational Complex
6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby, BC.
Ticket prices: $30 in advance, $35 at the door.
Time: 05.00 pm till 01.00 am.
MC: Patrick Sesay.
DJ: Patrick Mutombo.
For tickets in advance:
And all African and Caribbean (...)
29 March 2008
The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) proudly unveiled the 2008 winners for the 26th Annual BBPA Harry Jerome Awards during a press preview and reception March 25, held at the prestigious Perdiot Resto Lounge in Toronto, to launch the Award Gala’s 26th year.
“These recipients represent the true meaning of brilliance and distinction in the African Canadian community,” says BBPA Harry Jerome Awards Chair, Karlyn Percil, “they symbolize excellence and (...)
26 March 2008
By Kweku Gaisie,Vancouver, Canada.
The Ghana-Canada Association of British Columbia celebrated Ghana’s 51st independence anniversary with a big bash on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at the Eastburn Community Centre in Burnaby. The event was attended by people from different nationalities and it was quite colourful.
The theme for this year’s celebration was “50 +1 - Time For Our Youth”, as the organizers aimed to project the welfare of the youth and bring them to the (...)
24 March 2008
In a bid to uplift the technological and educational standard of students in various institutions of learning in Sierra Leone, members of the executive, development committee and advisory body of the Sierra Leone Nationals Association of Manitoba (SALNAM)Canada on Good Friday demonstrated patriotism and the benevolent spirit by donating over $1,500 towards the ‘2008 SALNAM Computer Project’.
Notwithstanding the escalating cost of gas and the economic crunch hitting North (...)