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#Festival for a Purpose

The Ottawa African Festival, operating primarily in but not limited to the National Capital Region, shall have as its purpose:

  • to promote knowledge in and appreciation for African cultures and peoples by the people in Canada and to use cultural demonstration to build the pride of African people in Canada;
  • to help educate Canadian born children and other interested parties about the cultures of African peoples;
  • to organize the Ottawa African Festival and other activities that will bring together not only members of the African community in the National Capital Region but also other Canadian residents from diverse ethnic backgrounds by encouraging them to partake in social and cultural activities including sports of all kinds, exhibition of different cuisines, arts&craft, fashion, science, live music and dance in order to emphasize not only our similarities but also to accentuate and embrace our diversities.

The mission of the Ottawa African Festival is to bring together peoples of all countries of Africa to promote, appreciate, and celebrate African cultures, pride, unity, and traditional family values, using cultural demonstration to inform the peoples of Canada of our rich and varied heritage.



President / Artistic Director – Daniel Eji

Vice President- Enock Shikongo

Secretary/Tresurer – Chea Ly

Head of Administration- Martha Shikudule

Volunteer & Vendor Coordinator – Marielle Eji

Coordinator Festival 2019 – Benny Paladin


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