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African Canadian Soccer & Cultural Association

December 3, 2021

Jerry GbardyHello Members, Partners and Friends,

Welcome once again to the African Canadian Soccer & Cultural Association (ACSCA) website. Twenty-twenty and 2021 were very difficult and challenging years for everyone and our organization was no exception due to the COVID-19 pandemic which ravaged the entire world.

As everyone is aware, we could not run any of our annual programs, namely: The African Awards Night, the African Cultural Festival and the Youth Soccer Academy. Amid the raging pandemic, the City of Burnaby, which is our major sponsor and partner, had advised us about the closure of all its public facilities. That advice compelled us to halt all our programs and operations in 2020 and the greater part of 2021 until otherwise ordered.

And so, 2020 and 2021 passed off without any activities from our end.
However, in July 2021, the BC government lifted the ban and then on July 25, the City of Burnaby gave us the go head to host the African Cultural Festival at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex - West. We could not host the Festival, which is usually staged on the second weekend of August every year because of the lack of funding and the lack of sufficient time to plan for the event.

Given that situation, we like to thank our many sponsors, hundreds of members and well-wishers for your patience and understanding due to two years of inactivity because of the pandemic that claimed the lives of a multitude in BC and Canada as a whole. May the souls of all who departed rest in perfect peace!

By the grace of God we are back! We look forward to hosting our programs once again beginning May to August 2022. We are therefore calling on all our sponsors, members, and well-wishers to prepare for 2022 as we are setting the stage once again to actively engage with the African Community and other multicultural communities in the Lower Mainland and the Province of BC.

We look forward to seeing you in 2022. Compliments of the Season!


Jerry Gbardy

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