Mayor Recognizes 25 Years of AfroQuiz

AfroQuiz Gala

On behalf of the CCACH Board I would like to congratulate ALL the volunteers and supporters of AfroQuiz for a successful fundraising gala held on January 28, 2017 at La Cité Francophone.

I would also like to thank His Worship, the Mayor of Edmonton, Don Iverson, for presenting CCACH/AfroQuiz with a recognition from the City Council of the 25 years of service to Edmontonians. A special shout out to The Melisizwe Brothers, Sympa Cesar and our gracious host, Portia Clark, for their professionalism and the amazing talents that they shared with us. Last but not least I would like to thank MLAs David Shepherd and Rod Loyola for bringing greetings from the Premier of Alberta, and for being a part of celebrating 25 years of teaching African History with AfroQuiz.

On February 2, 2017 – after 135 years of black settlement in Alberta – I attended the very first opening ceremony of Black History Month in Alberta at the Alberta Legislature Building. It was a very powerful night which featured descendants of the first Black settlers in Alberta. During his speech, the speaker of the Alberta Legislative Assembly, Hon Robert E. Wanner, recognized AfroQuiz as one of the community initiatives in our province which helps bring people together by celebrating a part of Alberta’s heritage. It was a proud moment for everyone who has supported AfroQuiz over the past 25 years to hear that our work is being recognized at the highest levels of our government.

It is in this spirit that I wish to invite you all to attend the 25th edition of AfroQuiz at the Citadel on February 25, 2017. As one of our co-founders, Malcolm Azania, says, `When we share stories of people being awesome, people tend to like and respect those people.`

At AfroQuiz, we aim to share Global African stories of people being awesome! Please come and join us…

-Siyani Nsaliwa

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