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 Nova Scotian Economic Development Conference: Pathway To Sustainability - Nov 28th to Nov 29th
African Nova Scotian Economic Development Conference:
Pathway To Sustainability
November 28th and 29th 2014
The African Community Investment Cooperative of Canada Ltd (ACICC) in partnership with several African Nova Scotian Organizations, invite you to a conference to deliberate on working together for economic sustainability and self-reliance of African Nova Scotia community.
Today, we are facing enormous challenges finding resources needed to sustain our community from local to global. With our giant strides in history, it is our collective responsibility as a community to ensure our own economic sustainability and social wellbeing. The time has come for us to come together, stay together and work together with one voice for our own economic development and self-reliance in Nova Scotia.
The United Nations has recognized that we as persons of African descent are a distinct group. The commemoration of slave trade, its abolition and contribution to humanity elevates us beyond measure.
With full acknowledgement of the significance of your organization in the community, we are pleased to welcome your organization’s participation in the conference. Specifically, the goals of conference are to begin the discussion on the following issues:
-? Strengthening the relationships between all peoples of African descent through positive, thoughtful and reflective dialogue.
-? To bring together all persons of African descent to begin discussions on economic sustainability.
-? Examine social enterprise, asset-based and other social models that would help create resilient communities and build communities from the inside-out.
-? Showcase best practices and innovations that exist within African Nova Scotia communities in the area of economic development.
The conference targets leaders from indigenous African Community Based Organizations/Faith Based Organizations and institutions, educators and development practitioners, representatives from national associations of the continent of African and the Caribbean. Your participation is a necessary
step towards collective action for self- reliance. For effective participation, we expect two representatives from your organization preferably the chair/president of the board and the executive director depending on availability.
The conference is scheduled for the 28th and 29th November 2014 at the Henry G. Bauld Centre, 35 Wilfred Jackson Way (off Main Street Dartmouth, across from the Black Cultural Centre).
Please visit www.acicc.ca to confirm registration and to receive conference schedules and details by November 10th. Participation is free. However a $20.00 donation to offset cost of conference would be highly appreciated. Transportation allowance for participants outside HRM would be available upon request.
Please send email request for transportation to Josephine Tommy at TOMMYJC@gov.ns.ca.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if further details are required or visit acicc.ca for conference updates.
Christmas Gospel Candlelight Celebration - Dec 6th starting at 6:30 PM.
Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia Christmas Gospel Concert and Turkey Dinner Buffet featuring:
Cole Harbour District High School
Vocal Harmony Group
Revival Tabernacle Coral
Tickets Available Now - Advance Tickets Only:
Black Cultural Centre - 902-434-6223
or online at www.bccns.com
Event to aid the Black Cultural Centre in raising funds for a new furnace.
Tickets available online and at the Black Cultural Centre until December 3, 2014.
A Musical Tribute to Rev. Dr. King and the Home Guard - Jan 24th
Saturday January 24th The Nova Scotia Mass Choir
A Musical Tribute to Rev. Dr. King and the Home Guard
Featured guest include:
Nova Scotia Mass Choir
New Director Mr. Owen Lee
Rapper - J-Bru
HRM Poet Laureate El Jones
Carson Downey Band
8th Celebration Gala Commemorating African Heritage Month 2015 - Jan 30th starting at 7:00 PM.
8th Celebration Gala Commemorating African Heritage Month 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:00PM, with dance to follow
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Entertainment: Award Winning Artists Asia & NuGruv plus more
3 Course Meal
$30.00 per person - Licensed Event - Dress: Semiformal
Tickets Available: ANSA Office, 15 Dorchester Street, Suite 501, Sydney, NS