The Africa Celebrates Dinner & Dance is a cultural outreach event that celebrates and showcases the cultural vitality of Africa. The main goal of this Celebration is to showcase the positive image of Africa and raise awareness of the continent of rich and varied cultures. This one-night event will feature an exhibition of the vibrancy of Africa and will include: food, costumes, dancing, a fashion show, and a live performance. The event will bring together a diverse group of people to learn, celebrate and experience the value of difference and diversity.
SIMBA Sports Activity is an active event promoting togetherness, and a chance for the community to come together for a day filled with soccer, excitement, laughter, cheering, and all other fun activities. Bring your team to get a chance to walk away with Gold or silver.
Summer BBQ is a casual, cultural gathering of sharing and celebrating African and Caribbean culture through music, dance, food, and kid's activities. This celebration brings the Victoria community together showcasing one of Victoria's amazing parks and unleashing the vibrancy of the African and Caribbean communities.
African Eloquence is a cultural outreach event that celebrates the vitality of Africa and promotes higher education among the African youth of Greater Victoria. It supports the youth of African heritage helping them realize their full potential, and also raising awareness of Africa as a continent of rich and varied cultures.
This one-night event features an exhibition of the vibrancy of Africa and includes talents, costumes, artwork, performances, and educational presentations. Eight contestants from Vancouver Island middle and high schools will present on various African countries, cultures, and issues - building confidence and critical thinking skills.
In particular, we seek youth who show leadership, community involvement, and cultural eloquence. A panel of judges evaluates contestants based on the quality of their presentations, talents, and responses to the question-and-answer segment on contemporary cultural issues.
Beyond enhancing the opportunity, empowerment, confidence, and public-speaking skills of youth, African Eloquence offers the Greater Victoria community a unique cross-cultural experience. The event brings together a diverse group of people to learn, celebrate and experience the value of difference and diversity.
The African Eloquence Committee's mandate is to:
Promote awareness and celebration of cultural diversity
Educate the public about African cultures
Generate self-esteem, self-confidence, eloquence, and leadership skills in the youth of African heritage on Vancouver Island
Create educational opportunities for Vancouver Island’s African youth to access.
The AHAVI Holiday Party is an opportunity for the community to wrap up the year and celebrate together in the spirit of the holidays. Grab your friend and loved ones and come join us for a merry evening as the year comes to a close.
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