Wednesday, November 02, 2005

The future African Canadian Cultural Heritage Centre and the Aboriginal Student Services Centre at the University of Winnipeg





An African Canadian Cultural Centre in Winnipeg: Tonight the African Canadian community of Winnipeg were out in force to raise funds for the future African Canadian Cultural Heritage Centre. It is an ambitious project. It is also a deserving one.

The top photo shows my son Charles and me with Michael Mayen who came to Winnipeg from the Sudan. The middle photo shows me with Stella Kankam, Sam Yeboah and Juanita Huletey at the dinner. The bottom photo shows Peter Koroma providing closing remarks and thanking everyone for their support. Congratulations to all who contributed to making the event a success. Thanks to Lloyd Axworthy for his moving keynote speech.

The Aboriginal Student Services Centre at the University of Winnipeg: About a year ago, the Aboriginal Student Services Centre officially opened its doors. Since then it has made a real difference in welcoming aboriginal students and in helping them feel at home at the University of Winnipeg.

In the bottom photo I am shown presenting a painting by aboriginal artist Elvis Antoine to Aboriginal Student President Jordan Fleury and members of his student council. In the top photo, I am shown with elder Linda McEvoy, who is a relative of the artist. Linda and Elvis Antoine are both from Sioux Valley First Nation in western Manitoba.

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