Nigerian Association hosts summer picnic

Saturday 2 July 2022

NCAO founding member Dr. Yemi Fasoyinu, centre, poses with friends

The Nigerian Canadian Association of Ottawa hosted its first post-pandemic picnic at Mooney’s Bay Park and Beach on Riverside Drive on Saturday 2 July. Hundreds of Nigerian Canadians, their families and friends were on hand to enjoy a fun-filled with delicious barbeque chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs, garnished with Nigeria’s world famous jollof rice, music and dancing, and games and face-painting for children and adults alike. The joy and gaiety witnessed on the faces of the participants were evidence of the desire to get on with the social life of the community which, like others in Canada, had endured a wearisome and debilitating two years of the Covid pandemic. The weather cooperated on a typical Ottawa summer day, and it was altogether a day to remember for those who were there.

Exuberant participants dance to scintillating music
Spoken Word artist Larry D’mani wows the participants
NCAO President Emma Omueti, centre, with members of the Executive Committee
Children enjoying themselves on the jumping castle

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All pics courtesy of the Nigerian Canadian Association of Ottawa, President Emmanuel Efe Omueti

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