“Culture Days raises awareness, accessibility, participation, and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. With the support of volunteer groups at the national, provincial, and local levels, hundreds of thousands of artists, cultural workers, organizations and groups, volunteers and supporters self-mobilize to host free participatory public activities that take place in hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country over the last weekend of September each year.”
Canada prides itself as a country made up of a cultural mosaic, a mosaic based on our belief that as a whole our nation is stronger by having immigrants bring with them their cultural diversity for all Canadians to learn from and celebrate. AfricaFest strives to promote “an environment in which all Canadians take full advantage of dynamic cultural experiences, celebrating our history and heritage, and participating in building creative communities.” Since its inception in 2012, AfricaFest has become a vibrant nonprofit organization that aims to build the Victoria and British Columbia community through the awareness and celebration of African and Caribbean arts, culture and heritage. Activities planned aim to encourage a sense of community pride and showcase the artistic and culinary talents of African & Caribbean participants.