BY EMILY SINGH
A Caribbean woman embodies strength, courage, beauty, intelligent, resilience, passion and determination. The Caribbean Women’s Society aims to connect and empower women of the Caribbean and celebrate everything they stand for. However, behind every thriving organization stands a community comprised of dedicated individuals that support and nurture the vision. On Sunday, February 28th, the Centennial Recreation Centre will host the “Caribbean Culture & Contribution Showcase” under the Caribbean Women’s Society. This interactive evening will feature amazing performances, giveaways, speakers, food, vendors and of course sweet songs from the islands.
This showcase is meant to celebrate the beauty and vibrancy of the Caribbean community and keep the culture alive and thriving here in Canada. Often times in North America our culture and roots get lost and entangled in the quest to adapt and conform to this society. It is vital to educate and pass down the culture, practices and history of the Caribbean to the next generation.
This is truly an event you do not want to miss and is something the entire family can enjoy. World renowned Bajan guitarist and recording artist, Roger Gibbs will be captivating the audience with a special performance. In addition, the very talented Josephine Casey will be reciting beautiful poetry from the heart. The reigning Miss Caribbean Canada will also be making an appearance this Sunday at the showcase. Tickets are just $5 and children under the age of three get in for free.
The Caribbean Culture & Contributions Showcase is just one of the many initiatives put on by the Caribbean’s Women Society. This organization’s main mission is to “connect and empower Caribbean women” and they do so through offering workshops, seminars, forums and support groups. In order to keep the culture alive and celebrate the accomplishments of Caribbean women it is vital to educate the community as a whole.
“We are Here, Accomplished and United” is the headlining message of the showcase. Everyone in the community is encouraged to unite on Sunday at Centennial Recreation Centre and celebrate the beauty of the Caribbean. Bring out a friend and teach them about what the Caribbean has to offer. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.eventbrite.ca