City of Regina Officially Proclaims August 3, 2019 as Igbo Day of Arts and Culture in Regina

Press Release
Regina, June 1, 2019

His Worship Mayor Michael Fougere and the City of Regina have issued an official proclamation designating August 3, 2019 as Igbo Day of Arts and Culture in Regina.

Requested by the Igbo Cultural Association of Saskatchewan (ICAS), this proclamation represents a show of government support as the Igbo Nigerian-Canadian community of Saskatchewan celebrates their culture in preservation of their heritage and language in Canada.

Please visit the following link for a copy of the official proclamation of Igbo Day by the City of Regina: https://www.icassask.ca/images/pdf/proclamation-regina-2019.pdf.

“Our people are participating in all aspects of the economy,” ICAS President Dr. Chidi Igwe said.

“By this proclamation, the City of Regina has once again displayed an appreciation of our cultural diversity, which is a source of power. We appreciate that government is fully in support of us celebrating and preserving our cultural heritage as Igbo people of Saskatchewan,” Dr. Igwe said.

In issuing this first official proclamation of Igbo Day by a government in Canada, especially during the week of Mosaic, Mayor Fougere emphasizes the importance of diversity and multiculturalism in building a healthier and more prosperous society.

Mayor Fougere enjoined all residents of Regina to recognize August 3, 2019 as Igbo Day in Regina and also to join the Igbo community in celebrating their arts and cultural heritage.

ICAS was founded in 2001/2002 to promote a smooth integration of new immigrants into society and preserve the Igbo Nigerian-Canadian heritage through events, workshops, language and culture education.

Every two years, ICAS dedicates a day to promoting awareness and use of the Igbo language, art, as well as the Igbo Nigerian-Canadian cultural heritage in Saskatchewan.

The theme of the 2019 Igbo Day, “Oganihu Igbo (Igbo Progress and Development)”, was chosen to increase awareness and use of the Igbo language, art and culture in Saskatchewan, as well as honour the contributions of the Nigerian-Canadian people of Igbo descent to the cultural, professional and economic development of Saskatchewan in particular and Canada as a whole.

Native to the present-day south-eastern Nigeria, with a population of more than 32 million, Igbo people are one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa. Today, Nigerian-Canadians of Igbo descent pursue a peaceful and gainful life in cities and towns across Saskatchewan and Canada, serving and contributing to the political and economic development of this great nation.

The Igbo Day family-oriented banquet will be held starting from 6:00 p.m., at Carrefour Des Plaines, 3850 Hillsdale Street, Regina. ICAS invites residents to observe August 3, 2019 as Igbo Day and to join the Igbo community this year for a celebration of culture as well as a taste of Igbo cuisine, artistic displays, dance and performances.

For more information, please visit: www.icassask.ca.

Signed:

Dr. Chidi Igwe
President, Igbo Cultural Association of Saskatchewan
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Come to IGBO DAY on August 3, 2019

The Igbo Cultural Association of Saskatchewan (ICAS) respectfully request the honour of your presence at our upcoming Igbo Day of Art and Culture scheduled for August 3, 2019. The Igbo-Nigerian community of Saskatchewan shall be honoured to have you during the Igbo Day family-oriented banquet, at Carrefour Des Plaines, 3850 Hillsdale Street, Regina.

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You are invited to our Igbo Day 2019.
Date & Time: August 3, 2019, starting at 6:00PM
Venue: Carrefour Des Plaines, 3850 Hillsdale Street, Regina

WAYS TO GET YOUR TICKET:
1. Purchase online at www.icassask.ca
2. Send INTERAC/Email money transfer to igboday@icassask.ca
3. Purchase from designated persons/locations. Call 306-737-4242 or 306-581-4493

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ABOUT ICAS

ICAS was established in 2001 with the aim of uniting all members in the province that share our common beliefs and also to promote Igbo culture in our society. ICAS has made large strides since it’s inception and this resulted in the launching of our very own Masquerade dance group in 2002.

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