VANSDA is a not-for-profit community development organization which operates
through project based funding. This funding is provided through proposal submission
approval by various Government of Canada and Nova Scotia Government Departments.
The organization is guided by a representative community volunteer group that make
up its' Board of Directors and a secondary group of Associate/Resource members
representing community partners. The individuals come from various parts of the
Valley with an interest in the development of the African Nova Scotian community.
VANSDA has successfully completed numerous initiatives and has grown in stature
as one of the most active community organizations in Western Nova Scotia. With a
motto of "Joining Hands to Build Better Partnerships" the organization strives to
impact the lives of the community members through the development of a broad base
of service delivery partnerships.
AFRICAN HERITAGE MONTH - Jan 31st starting at 7:30 PM.
African Heritage Month
Acadia Celebrates Its African History
Saluting Acadia Athletes of African Decent
Join us for our athlete recognition event.
Saturday, Jan. 31 – 7:30 pm
Acadia Athletics Complex
Acadia Basketball vs UNB Varsity Reds
All Are Welcomed!
African Nova Scotian Community Members - Feb 6th
Are you between the ages of 20 - 65?
Have you ever participated in a community program that specifically serves African Nova Scotians, such as Spiritually-Based or Recreational Programs (Each One Teach One; Carry the Book, Carry the Ball etc.), Camps (Kujichagulia, Math etc.)?
Would you like to talk about your experiences participating in them?
If you have answered yes to all of the above, then consider participating in this research study where you will participate in a 90 - minute individual interview, that will explore the impacts of culturally specific community-driven programs on the life journey of African Nova Scotians.
For more information contact:
Rajean Boudreau, Dalhousie University
Thesis Research (Masters of Social Work Student)
Community Recognition Celebration for African Heritage Month - Feb 21st from 8:00 PM to 12:30 AM.
Kentville & Area African Education Committee and Partners are hosting a Community Recognition Celebration for African Heritage Month
Louis Millett Community Complex, 9489 Commercial St., New Minas NS
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm to 12:30 am
$10.00 per person
This celebration is to honor community members that have made a difference.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
Tickets can be purchased in advance from an Education Committee member or The BEA Valley office, 136 Exhibition St., Provincial Building, Kentville, NS
Dance to follow ... music by Mike Sampson