The Africa Celebrates Dinner & Dance is a cultural outreach event that celebrates and showcase 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, 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.
Date: February 11th, 2017
Location: 813 Darwin Ave, V8X 2X7, Garth Homer Centre, Saanich, BC
Time: 4:30pm - 10:00PM
5 years and under: Free.
AHAVI Soccer tournament is an active event promoting togetherness, and a chance for the community to come togther for a day filled with soccer, excitement, laughter, cheering and all other fun activites. Bring your team to get a chance to walk away with Gold or silver.
Date: May 6th, 2017
The Afro-Caribbean Carnival is a cultural event of sharing and celebrating African and Caribbean culture through music, dance, food, education and fashion. This outdoor celebration will bring together people of African and Caribbean descent and allow us to share our cultures with the rest of the Island community. Vancouver Island’s Annual Afro-Carib Carnival has fast become a holiday at home for the 2,500 plus yearly attendees who spend the afternoon enjoying the sounds and rhythms of the variety of live music, sights and acrobatics of the traditional dancers, the tastes of exotic foods and shopping in the marketplace featuring the best in unique finds.
Date: July 2017
Upcoming Summer Festival: The African Heritage Summer BBQ is a cultural event of sharing and celebrating African and Caribbean culture through music, dance, food, education and kids activities. This outdoor celebration in the park will bring the Victoria community together, showcase one of Victoria's amazing parks and unleash the vibrancy of the African and Caribbean community. There will be African drumming and performances, African food provided by some of the best African restaurants in town, kids art and craft and kids bouncy castle.
Date: August 2017
The African Eloquence Youth Celebration is a cultural outreach event that celebrates the vitality of Africa, and promotes higher education among African youth of Greater Victoria. It supports youth of African heritage helping them realize their full potential, and also raise 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 quality of 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 Committer 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 youth of African heritage on Vancouver Island
Create educational opportunities for Vancouver Island’s African youth to access.
Date: October, 2017
The AHAVI Holiday Party is an opportunity for the community to rap up the year an celebrate together in the spirit of the holidays. Grab your friend and love ones and come join us for a merry evening ans the year comes to a close.
Date: December, 2017
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