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Summer Events

Africa Camp

Tailored for Black identifying youth, these camps offer an opportunity to embrace their identity and heritage. The program has evolved into a leadership development initiative, welcoming marginalized youth from diverse backgrounds.

Summer Fun Day

A day of non-stop fun! This vibrant celebration aims to unite our community, offering a variety of activities for all ages. From thrilling games and sports to captivating artistic performances, food, and more!  Summer Fun Day creates an enjoyable space for families and individuals to connect, laugh, make lasting memories, and strengthen the bonds that make our community special.

Winter Events

Annual Family Day Weekend African Festival

A one-day, free event held in February during hosted during Black History Month, at the Rotunda Kitchener City Hall. This immersive cultural experience engages the wider Waterloo region through music, food, art, dance, workshops, and more. Offering a unique platform to showcase the rich diversity of over 50 African countries. By bringing people together, we aim to create a sense of unity, understanding, and shared identity, contributing to the overarching goal of connectedness within the community.

Fall Events

AfroCanvas “Tell me your story”: Storytelling Through Art

Where Art, Culture, and Community Converge.

AfroCanvas is a platform designed to amplify the voices of our community, by creating an inclusive space for artistic expression, and cultural exchange.

A canvas for connection, dialogue, learning, and expression. Explore African art and discover how it has been a powerful medium for storytelling for generations. Learn about the cultural significance of art as a form of self-expression and communication. 

it’s a platform for meaningful dialogue and connection within the Black community. Led by BOTS, this event aims to address challenges, celebrate African culture, and amplify voices in the region. 


Join us at AfroCanvas, where every stroke tells a story, and art becomes a powerful tool for dialogue and celebration. Unleash Your Inner Artist with BOTS– Your journey of self-expression and connection begins here.

Spring Events - Now Now Cafe

Welcome to “Now Now Cafe,” where the phrase “now now” takes on a unique Southern African twist. In this colloquial context, “now now” signifies soon but not immediately, offering a distinct time frame compared to both “now” and “just now.” Across South Africa and various African countries, these expressions hold nuanced meanings – “now now” often indicates minutes later, “just now” implies hours later, and “right now” means immediate.

Now Now Cafe is space that brings together diverse individuals who might be navigating new surroundings and seeking connections. We understand the importance of bridging gaps and fostering a sense of belonging, especially for new immigrants, and young families in newly established neighborhoods lacking the connections and support found in more mature communities.

This is a welcoming space where people can share not just a cup of coffee but also valuable resources and connections. Together, let’s build a community that feels like home.