11 September 2009
Louise Brown, Education Reporter, Parentcentral.ca
Drummed into school to a standing ovation and a rocking West African beat, 115 children made Canadian history yesterday in vivid vests of African cloth.
Less than two years after fierce public debate over the very idea of a school focused on African culture, one of the most controversial educational experiments in the country began with a surprise 30 per cent surge in enrolment.
From the opening assembly, the Africentric Alternative (...)
29 August 2009
On August 21, 2009, Dr Pascaline Mahungu, a Congolese-Canadian medical doctor at Surrey Memorial Hospital made history by becoming the first African doctor to own a family practice clinic in British Columbia.
Her newly built Clinic named Grace Medical Clinic and located at 9655 137th Street in Surrey, was inaugurated at a simple but colourful ceremony on Saturday, August 22, 2009,
“This is a great accomplishment for the city of Surrey and its African-Canadian community in British (...)
15 August 2009
By Abayomi Charles Roberts (PV General Editor) in Edmonton,
Call it Goals Galore in a Vital Victory. It was just that, as Sierra Leone’s soccer ambassadors in Edmonton, Canada, on Tuesday 11th August 2009, beat opponents Britannia 6-3. It was their last game, crucial to clinch the Division Three (Pool B) championship in the annual league organized by the Edmonton District Soccer Association.
Our boys, with 27 points from 13 matches, were one point behind then league leaders (...)
13 August 2009
Amnesty International invites visual artists to consider the meaning of human dignity through their art. This invitation is open to artists working in any two-dimensional media that can be displayed on an easel: maximum size 30 by 30 inches and 2 inches deep; no minimum size. No three-dimensional work can be considered for this exhibition. Original works may be on paper, canvas, or on board and may include oil, acrylic, watercolour, illustration, collage, photography, and mixed media. Works (...)
5 August 2009
Simbo Conteh, of the Patriotic Vanguard’s Special Correspondents in British Columbia, in Canada, recently got married to beautiful Sherry of Chilliwack, BC. Simbo lived for some time in Abbotsford, BC, before moving recently to Chilliwack. He is originally from Portee, Wellington, Freetown.
The two got married on July 4th at 2:00 pm at Burgoyne Park in St. Cathrines, Ontario. Simbo’s brother Rev. Dr. Prince Sorie Conteh, officiated over the ceremony. It was a small affair (...)
4 July 2009
Friday June 19, 2009 was your 9th birthday, dear Lakeesha Marie Sesay of Vancouver, Canada. Here is very warm congratulations and greetings from your loving dad Bobson Sesay and members of the African Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association(ACSCA).
We wish you all the best in life, now and forever.
3 July 2009
Welcome to Yakoyo, a family owned Restaurant in Burnaby, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
The name "Yakoyo" means satisfaction and enjoyment of great food. Our Food is prepared with integrity and include things like unprocessed, seasonal, sustainable, nutritious, naturally raised, added hormone free ingredients, and since embracing this philosophy, it’s had tremendous impact on how we run our kitchen and our businesses. It’s led us to serve more naturally raised meat than (...)
3 July 2009
The Yoruba community in Vancouver, headed by Olawale Lewis Oladutonye is coming up with a massive multimillion dollar project. They intend to construct what they a "Yoruba House" and the project will be officially launched in July 25, 2009.
According to Lewis, the purposes of the Yoruba House, which will cost about 3.5 million dollars include the following:
To be used as a tool to create awareness about Yourba Culture
To serve as a centre for cultural activities
To be used to promote (...)
31 May 2009
Zinedine Zidane and Friends Canadian Soccer Tour
Zinedine Zidane and Friends Versus Vancouver All-Stars
Vancouver, July 4, 2009 at BC Place
Gates Open: 7:00 pm
Game Time: 8:00 pm
Tickets available at Ticketmaster
Charge by phone: 604-280-4444
This is a Canadian Soccer Association sanctioned event
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.