For Immediate Release
January 15, 2018
AfroQuiz FUNraiser and Jeopardy-style Quiz Competition for Youth Return to Edmonton in 2019 Honouring Black Women for Black History Month
Edmonton, AB – The Council of Canadians of African & Caribbean Heritage (CCACH) is proud to announce the dates and theme for their annual AfroQuiz FUNraiser and 27th annual AfroQuiz trivia competition.
Back for another year of engaging and educating youth about Black History, organizers have chosen the theme ‘Black Women’ for both the FUNraising and trivia events.
“It has been a significant year for the empowerment and advancement of women around the world, and we wanted to celebrate some of the exemplary women who have made wonderful contributions to society and to the black community through our events,” said Melody Cesar, Chair of AfroQuiz. “AfroQuiz is not only a great way to honour and celebrate these remarkable women, but it also connects today’s youth with an important topic that is the centrepiece of many conversations taking place around the world today.”
The AfroQuiz competition is a free event open to the community and participants from under nine years old right up to 18 years of age. The free event is made possible through the support of the AfroQuiz FUNraiser.
“The AfroQuiz FUNraiser is an important event for CCACH as it ensures all participants and patrons are welcome to attend AfroQuiz free of charge. The competition encourages our youth to learn and explore the amazing contributions made by black women who have diverse achievements and who come from various cultural backgrounds,” said Cesar.
The AfroQuiz FUNraiser: An Evening of Storytelling and Conversations with our Sisters will feature noted guest speakers including:
- Hadiya Roderique, Canadian lawyer, writer, PhD student, and podcast host
- Mpoe Mogale, an Edmonton-based student currently undertaking research with the artists of Black Arts Matter
- Junetta Jamerson (event moderator), Top 40 Under 40 alumna, voice actor, gospel singer, and anti-racism advocate and community leader.
More speakers are also being added.
AfroQuiz 2019 FUNraiser: An Evening of Storytelling and Conversations with our Sisters
January 26, 2019 | 6 PM
Art Gallery of Alberta (2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB)
Ticket includes live music by MelAfrique, great conversation and food provided by Zinc.
Tickets are Available Online: http://ccach.org/afroquiz-funraiser/
- Early Bird Tickets: $60.00
On sale now until January 8, 2019
- General Admission: $75.00
After January 8, 2019
AfroQuiz Trivia Competition
Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 12 PM
Citadel Theatre (9828 101A Ave NW, Edmonton, AB)
Food and entertainment provided.
Registration is now open for students in each age category. To register, please visit http://ccach.org/afroquiz/afroquiz-2019-registration/.
– 30 –
CCACH exists to undertake and support activities to enhance the social, economic and educational life of the African and Caribbean heritage communities. Since 2008, CCACH has focused its efforts on undertaking and supporting activities that enhance the social, economic and educational life of the African and Caribbean heritage communities within Canada. CCACH promotes an understanding of the benefits of cultural diversity as an integral component of Canadian life and increase awareness of our participation in and contribution to society.
Hosted by the CCACH, AfroQuiz is an annual trivia competition free for students and open to the community at large, supported by the community and attendees from the FUNraiser. AfroQuiz serves the youth of diverse cultural backgrounds in Edmonton and the greater community, with 50 participants each year. As with Jeopardy!, participants are given study material to review before the competition.
For media inquiries, interview requests with organizers, or photos/video, please contact: