This Sunday, ACHA presents Black History Celebration Africa Caribbean Showcase.
“The event is a showcase of African and Caribbean culture and heritage. We’re going to have some food tasting, and there’s been tight competition between Ghana and Nigeria for where the best jollof rice comes from — the restaurants are excited to see which one will win.” They’ll also bring in Black-owned vendors and businesses “to showcase what they’re doing, and how they contribute to the community.”
The evening’s entertainment includes a fashion show with African attire and a live band with Timothy Noel, who has headlined shows at the Winspear Centre. There’s also a silent auction to raise some funds for future ACHA programming, and Brook will do some belly dancing, her “passion” since she learned it 21 years ago.
“I think it’s also important that the Ritchie Community League has embraced this so openly, and been so welcoming. Sometimes, Black folks are not very engaged, because perhaps they feel that the environment isn’t very welcoming. But every neighbourhood has a community league, and if they were as welcoming as Ritchie has been for us, I think it will be really great.”
Head to Eventbrite this Sunday for ACHA’s Africa Caribbean Showcase, help determine the best jollof rice (and jerk chicken), then ask your community league to organize the next showcase of local Black artists and entrepreneurs.
You can also register through this link.
See you there.