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Ethiopian life in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Ethiopian Community of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada

The Ethiopian Community of British Columbia (ECBC) has existed since the first group of Ethiopians started arriving in the mid/late 70’s, after the dethroning of Emperor Haile Selassie in 1974.

Ethiopians in the greater Vancouver area are now estimated at more than 4,000. Those who arrived since the 1970’s (and the freshly arriving Ethiopian immigrants) in BC have mostly settled in or around the city of Vancouver.

ECBC had a general annual election on Saturday October 10, 2009. Seven directors have been elected, out of whom 2 were women. I am happy to see that women are getting involved in the community. Historically, a very limited number of women had shown interest in getting involved in the community.

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October 15, 2009 Posted by | Ethiopian Citizenship, Ethiopian Culture, Ethiopian Education, Ethiopian History, Ethiopian Media, Ethiopian Parenting, Ethiopian Politics, Ethiopian Socials, Ethiopians Back Home, Ethiopians in Vancouver | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments