29 May 2009
African Canadian Soccer & Cultural Associaition Presents:
African Soccer Tournment, 2009
15th Annual Games
Location: Newton Athletic Park
7395-128th Street, Surrey, BC.
When: August 22-23, 2009.
Preliminary Games: Saturday August 22nd, 9:00 am-9:00 pm.
Championship Games: Sunday August 23rd: 9:00 am-9:00 pm.
15 May 2009
By Laura Kuboniwa, Vancouver, Canada.
Aaron Asante was a man three times blessed when all of his children were deemed positive matches to give him the gift of a healthy kidney in 2007. For more than 15 years Asante had dealt with chronic kidney infections.
“It was not working,” said the native of Ghana, who immigrated to Canada with his wife and children in 1980. The kidney problems began “the first year I was here.”
In February of 2007 his youngest daughter, (...)
4 May 2009
By Our Correspondent.
History was made in Vancouver, Canada, last Saturday when scholars and community activists from various parts of Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom formed the Black Canadian Studies Association (BCSA).
The formation of the BCSA was the outcome of a three-day workshop held at the Simon Fraser University’s Segal School of Business. The association will “encourage and to support research, publication, teaching, and understanding of diverse (...)
10 April 2009
The Sierra Leonean community of British Columbia, Canada
A celebration of the 48th anniversary of the independence of the republic of Sierra Leone with a dinner and dance party
When: Saturday April 25, 2009, 6:00 pm to 1: am
Where: Bonsor Recreational Complex Hall, 6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby, BC(Back of Metrotown).
Music will be provided by the wonderful DJ Flex(Alex) and the great DJ Patrick Motombo.
Tickets are just for 25 dollars and are available at the African (...)
22 March 2009
On February 13, 2009, CUSA’s electoral board disqualified Bruce Kyereh-Addo(pictured) after he was elected by the students to become the CUSA president. It was only after the vote counting was completed and Kyereh-Addo was realized as the successful president that he was notified that he would be disqualified for "electoral violations" ranging from actions taken by his supporters to allowing people to discuss his candidacy on Facebook.
Mysteriously, of the three candidates (...)
10 March 2009
African heritage/Black History Month: March 2, 2009
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, British Columbia
Keynote Address by
Dr. Godwin O. Eni
International Health Consultant
The month of February is designated as “Black History Month” in the United States and Canada to provide a period of reflection, and perhaps recognition of the contributions of “Blacks” or more appropriately “Africans” to the development of this part of the world. The (...)
19 February 2009
Organized by Sociology Department
Come join us to Celebrate and Reflect Global African History, Achievements and Challenges.
What does Global African History Tell Us about Barack Obama’s Election as the First African American President?
Who were Africa’s Scientists, Philosophers, and Rulers before the Arrival of the Europeans?
Who Really Were the Ancient Egyptians?
Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn,
Loyola Mary-Mount University,
Theme: Discourses of (...)
13 February 2009
National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada.
Training project aims to help Canadian economy by engaging immigrant women
A new project to engage immigrant women as decision-makers in all economic sectors can help save some of the $15 billion lost to the Canadian economy each year due to the lack of full integration of qualified immigrants, a national immigrant women’s group says.
“Contributions made by immigrants will be critical (...)
4 February 2009
Come support the Ugandan Community on Saturday March 07th, 2009 when Ugandans launch their new website www.ucabc.ca and Inaugurate their new Executive Board members.
The night will be fun-filled with Uganda traditional dances, keynote speeches, lots of food (appetizer, dessert, and open buffett - coutesy of Samosa Garden Restaurant), DJ, etc.
The event will start at 6:00pm to 2:00am, location is Samosa Garden Restaurant 3502 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC.
Tickets on sale at www.ucabc.ca, (...)
20 January 2009
A celebration of the power of hope by supporters, admirers, and well-wishers of the first African-America President of the US and a major G8 nation. Outline of program.
1) African Dance performance by Masabo Dance Company
2) Special guests and African-Canadian Community leaders
3) Special poetry for President Obama by Kevan Cameron
4) Video summary of key speeches by Obama
5) Food on sale by Aksum Ethiopian restaurant and Cash bar by the wise Hall
6) Open Mic
7) DJ Music - All (...)