Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner

Canadian regional government declares August 3 Igbo Day

By News Express on 17/07/2019

Views: 1,055

Saskatchewan, a region in Canada, has issued a proclamation designating August 3, 2019, as Igbo Day of Arts and Culture in the area.

This much was revealed to by the Igbo Cultural Association of Saskatchewan (ICAS) according to a release it issued on July 15, 2019. It said the proclamation “is what has become the first official designation of a day as Igbo Day of Arts and Culture by a provincial government in the whole of Canada.

“In issuing this proclamation upon ICAS’ request, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Parks, Culture, and Sport Honourable Gene Makowsky enjoined the ‘citizens of the Province of Saskatchewan to recognise this day’ as has been proclaimed.

Please click on the following link to read the official proclamation by the Government of Saskatchewan:

“What we have in Saskatchewan is a government that is friendly to diversity and multiculturalism,” ICAS President Dr. Chidi Igwe said. “In the past few years, our province has become home to many immigrant communities due to humane immigration policies and a stable economy that offers the promise of a good reward for hard work. So, the number of Nigerian-Canadians of Igbo descent has increase,” he said.

“When diverse cultures cohabit with respect for one another, each one enriches itself as they learn from one another. Nothing is more important to people than being able to be themselves, practise their culture and language wherever they have found a home. As the Igbo people of Saskatchewan, we are very appreciative of this act by our government, a strong message that this province is home to all of us,” Dr. Igwe said.

“We invite everyone to join us for a celebration of culture, a taste of Igbo cuisine, artistic displays, dance and performances,” Dr. added.

“In the same manner, two weeks ago, in what is the first proclamation of Igbo Day of Arts and Culture by a municipal government in Canada, Mayor Michael Fougere and the City of Regina designated August 3 as Igbo Day and encouraged the residents of the Queen City (as Regina is known locally) to dedicate this day for the celebration of culture with the Igbo community of Saskatchewan.

“Please click on the following link to read the official proclamation by His Worship Mayor Michael Fougere of Regina:

“For more information about Igbo Day and the Igbo Cultural Association of Saskatchewan, please visit” (Daily Sun)


Source News Express

Posted 17/07/2019 7:50:23 PM





You may also like...
Ekiti Guber: Igbimo Ure Ekiti warns against violence,...


Hon. Asonsere: PDP will triumph in Edo in...

2019: APC NEC disagrees with governors over automatic...

FG donates relief materials to victims of Southern...

U.S. Embassy to resume suspended consular services in...

Dangote Cement to recruit 5,000 workers in Ghana...

Ogun APC picks consensus candidates for House of...

Senate wants Melaye’s security details restored without further...

NPO, stakeholders reject Press Council Bill

Buhari okays traditional medicine for malaria as FG/JOHESU...

Why I want to return as Oyo Governor...


Latest News 17 students die in road accident while seeking varsity admission •Their death preventable, says Governor Primate Ayodele predicts outcome of Bayelsa, Kogi Edo guber polls Customs intercepts 8 Armoured Tanks at Nigeria/Cameroon border Boko Haram: Borno Governor faults new military strategy Give Southeast one DIG, five AIGs, 15 Police Commissioners — Intersociety Army deploys new strategy to counter Boko Haram Newcastle stun Spurs as Man City storm back to Prem second spot Crisis looms in Nsukka Community as Igwe insists on sole right to form Town Union Kidnappers, informants in the net Pray that God touches the hearts of Nigerian politicians to use public funds for public good — Peter Obi Nurse in Nigeria’s medical team dies in Makkah FG to prosecute SIPs saboteurs — Uwais


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (531,367 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (439,468 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (384,604 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (323,511 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (291,128 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (251,685 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (246,688 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (234,266 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (228,651 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (214,818 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (193,587 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (191,426 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (99) Business & Economy (4,407) Business Verdict (79) Columnists (1,097) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (649) Features (799) Global Business Monitor (424) ICT Monitor (59) International (3,865) Interview (199) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (167) Maggie's Blog (387) News (50,408) Opinion (1,337) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,340) Religion (1,089) Sports (2,141) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera