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Ethiopian life in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Ethiopians: Come Out And Celebrate The Caribbean Day Festival In North Vancouver

In my previous post, I wrote about the Surrey Fusion Festival. I attended this fusion event. Again, it was a great event with many nations participating. I was sad, as last year, that Ethiopia was not represented. This year, South Africa and Nigeria were there.

I was also disappointed at the number of Ethiopians who attended. In my count, there were less than 10 Ethiopians. Such events are great and I encourage all to come out and participate.

At this fusion festival event, I met some Sudanese Nubians, who are already working to participate in the 2011 fusion Festival – great to hear that. I am hoping that the Ethiopian community of BC will participate next year.

Summer Fun

The summer is a great season for all kinds of summer outdoor fun. This weekend, July 24 and 25, 2010, the much anticipated Caribbean Day will take place in North Vancouver, BC.

The Caribbean day is an amazing cultural show event. I have been attending this event from the year I landed in BC. Never missed a year. I love the music, the culture and the dedication of the organizing committee.

I am not exaggerating if I say, this Caribbean Day is British Columbia’s biggest Caribbean festival—and the largest single-weekend cultural event in B.C.

Caribbean Day come with two days of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture, and the best time you can have in the sun this weekend! God has been with this event since the day it started – it has never rained on since the event started more than 30 years ago.

The event is called Caribbean Day, but it is organized by the Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Society of BC (TTCSBC).

http://www.ttcsbc.org/

For more information, visit the Caribbean Days website:

http://www.caribbeandays.ca/

The site has all the details, from driving directions to hotels to public transit and more.

I hope to see many of you in North Vancouver this weekend.

My next blog entry will be on Thursday July 29, 2010.

Mullkam Samint!

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  1. […] The Caribbean Festival in North Vancouver is a great example that shows how a small group of people can accomplish myriads of work. We Ethiopians should learn from other minority groups in town on how we can collaborate on a variety of projects and events. We, as a community, have been living in the lower mainland as permanent residents since the mid 1970′s. However, our presence is not felt at any level. […]

    Pingback by Come Out and Celebrate Ethiopian Day on August 28, 2010 in Burnaby, BC « Vancouver Ethiopian Blog | July 31, 2010 | Reply


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