SomaliFest celebrates culture

A happy group of children pose for a group pic after entertaining the guests with traditional Somali dance Photo copyright Black Ottawa Scene
A spelling bee contestant gives it her best. Photo credit Sarah Onyango

Saturday 27 July 2019

Over two hundred people were at the City Hall on Laurier Avenue for Ottawa’s annual celebration of Somali culture. The event included music and a cultural dance by the Society of Young Achievers, exotic Somali food, spelling bee organised by the Somali Youth Support Project; a screening of: “The Water Project“, a documentary about three individuals who had travelled to Somalia and witnessed one of the longest droughts in the history of the region; showcasing of Somali-run businesses, plus displays from various community agencies such as Ottawa Public Health, Jaku Konbit and the Somali Centre for Family Services.

Photo copyright Black Ottawa Scene

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