Africa Fest: Africa Fest strives to promote an environment in which all Canadians take full advantage of dynamic cultural experiences, celebrating African histories, heritage, and participating in building creative communities in which all Canadians are welcome to experience and learn through dynamic cultural experiences and exchanges. The active celebration and honouring of African histories and heritage is a medium whereby we can all participate in building creative communities.
Africa Fest contributes to British Columbia's and Victoria's communities by emphasizing the importance of African and Caribbean arts, culture and heritage. The festival encourages a sense of common pride, joy, and showcases the rich artistic and culinary talents of African and Caribbean participants. Our objective is to foster harmony, diversity, and unity within the unique and distinct cultures of peoples of African and Caribbean descent.
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