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Message from SL president in Winnipeg, Canada

By AbuBakarr Kamara (Biggie) - pictured left.
Winnipeg, Canada.

Community members and friends, this message serves as a final reminder for Sierra Leone's 55th Independence Celebration which is fast approaching.

The celebration, organized by the Sierra Leone Nationals Association of Manitoba (SALNAM) will be held in the form of a Dinner and Dance, which takes place on Saturday, April 30, 2016, starting with a cocktail at 6:30 pm, and followed by the formal program which starts at 8pm.

The occasion will be held at the prestigious Canad Inn, located at 826 Regent Ave West, (Ambassador A&B)

As you may already know, this year's celebration is also a fundraiser to help sustain our Community Resource Centre. Tickets are sold at a reasonable price of $35.00 per adult, and $20 for minors 17 years and under.

The Centre, as you may be aware, was funded with a grant provided by the City of Winnipeg to help us pay the rent for 3 years. It was established in February 2013, to provide a venue for various community programs and activities. 

Also, for this year's event, our keynote speaker will be a youth of Sierra Leonean descent, who will be making a presentation on The Challenges and associated Opportunities for the Sierra Leonean Youth/ Young People Growing up in a Multicultural Society such as we have in Manitoba.

It is instructive to note or observe that many of our youth/ young people are unaware of the challenges and opportunities that are present in their daily lives.

The topic is timely as it helps our youth to evaluate their individual circumstances vis-a-vis the setting of goals and the achievement of those goals.

We look forward to your participation and support for the celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the political Independence which Sierra Leone achieved on April 27, 1961.

We are also pleased to announce that there will be door prizes to be won during the event. The prizes include: A free One Night stay at the luxurious Canad Inn Hotel, Harlequin Concert tickets, and passes for Nashvilles Country Bar.

Please don't forget to get or pay for your tickets by April 25, 2016. We hope you will come out in large numbers to show your support for the celebration of this historic event. See you there.