Shop for Social Change with Grace Rwanda

October 15, 2013  |  Events, General  |  No Comments

Rwandan Basket

Shop for social change! Skip the malls this season: Grace Rwanda has unique African crafts that can help change a child’s life. Every $2 we raise will go toward giving a Rwandan school child the life-changing gift of a book.

Mark your calendars: on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. we will be selling handcrafted Rwandan and African goods at the amazing 27th Annual St. Thomas Aquinas Christmas Craft Fair!

There are dozens of  artisans and exhibitors at the fair every year. You’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your holiday gift list. Please drop by and visit us at the fair at 541 West Keith Road in North Vancouver. It’s a great community event and we’d be delighted to see you there. Admission is only $2 and parking is free.

Learn more online at Aquinas Christmas Craft Fair

Join Grace Rwanda at the Langley International Festival

August 18, 2013  |  Events  |  1 Comment

Grace Rwanda is excited to be a part of this year’s Langley International Festival! The event is being held in Willoughby Community Park by the Langley Events Centre on Saturday August 24 and Sunday August 25, 2013, starting at 10 a.m. both days.

The festival features diverse performances from around the world. Expect to hear music and see dance from Sudan, Peru, Vietnam, Russia, Egypt and Argentina. Taste some of the authentic ethnic cuisines, and experience the culture of more than a dozen countries with pavilions on site, from Guyana and Jamaica to Fiji and India.  Plus, there’s a Kid’s Zone with children’s games and activities. And don’t miss the parade of nations Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission is $2 a person.

Come drop by Grace Rwanda’s booth to meet the team, celebrate the diversity of our community, learn more about our new school literacy initiative in Muhanga District, and check out our unique Rwandan crafts!

Learn more at the Langley International Festival web site.

A Night to Remember: Striving for Self Reliance

June 13, 2013  |  Events  |  No Comments

a-night-to-remember19 years ago on July 4th, the 100 day
Rwandan Tutsi Genocide ended.
Join us to mark this anniversary
with reverence and joyful renewal.

Thursday July 4th, 2013
Doors open at 6:15pm;
Traditional Rwandan Dinner at 7:00pm
Fraserview Hall, 8240 Fraser Street, Vancouver
(Parking available at the back of venue)

Tickets are $20.00 each, and are available online at www.biblesociety.ca/shes-my-sister or email awiebe@biblesociety or call 604-872-6691 ext 102.

 

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Grace Rwanda at the Fort Langley Cranberry Festival

September 30, 2012  |  Events  |  No Comments

Grace Rwanda is celebrating with the community at Langley’s 17th Annual Fort Langley Cranberry Festival on Saturday, October 6th, 2012. The fun starts at 10 a.m.with a pancake breakfast and continues with family activities: contests, live music, cooking demos, a fashion show and  more!

One of the highlights of the Cranberry Festival is the marvelous selection of products from our 70+ market vendors whether you are looking for jewelry, specialty candy, organic coffee or hand-made crafts. Grace Rwanda Society has an information booth and we would love to see you. More Info.

17th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide

April 8, 2011  |  Events  |  1 Comment

Upholding the Truth, Preserving Dignity


Please come and join the Rwanda Community of BC in remembering the victims of the genocide. The event will present speeches on the occasion, showcase a new film called “Iyususamo,” which reflects on what took place in Rwanda in 1994 and thereafter, and poems will be recited in honour/memory of the victims.

Saturday April 16th, 2011
2:00pm – 6:00pm
Douglas College New Westminster Campus
700 Royal Ave., New Westminster BC
1 Block from New West Skytrain Stn.
604.512.2178

“As We Forgive” Film Screening

April 8, 2011  |  Events  |  No Comments

Capilano University and Grace Rwanda Society present “As We Forgive,” an award winning documentary from Laura Walters Hinson about the 1994 Rwanda Genocide. Saturday April 9th, 6-9 p.m.