Black History Month Cultural Extravaganza returns to in-person

Black History Month Cultural Extravaganza in Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo is back to being in-person this year.

The joyous event put on by the Rehoboth Alliance & the Afro-Canadian Community of RMWB has been around since 2015.

The event normally held during Black History Month in February was moved to Saturday, April 30 this year due to COVID restrictions.

Regina Oppon, Executive Director of the Rehoboth Alliance describes the event as a cultural aspect of Black History where different countries come together to showcase their attire, artifacts, great food, and share their culture.

“There will be music, dance, play, and of course food tasting from different countries,” said Oppon.

“We have about 16 countries that will be doing food, but in total, we have about 40 countries from Africa and the Caribbean,” explained Oppon. “It’s also free! Everyone can just come in and enjoy.”

“It’s very multicultural. Even though it’s Black History, when you come here, you will see people of all colours,” said Oppon.

Members of council, MP Laila Goodridge and MLA Tany Yao are expected to be in attendance.

The event will take place this Saturday, April 30 at Centrefire Place from 1-5 p.m.

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