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Universe Africa participated in the following projects, national and international events since our last update:

June 2007

QQHBIAUniverse Africa Founder’s vision of a Festival Celebrating the Cultural Diversity of Toronto
is celebrated in the Percussion in the Park Festival on Toronto’s Waterfront by
Queens Quay Harbourfront Business Improvement Area (QQHBIA)
on June 9 and 10, 2007.

May, 2007

Design Africa 2007 Toronto Exhibition featuring 20 Africa Designers

Design Africa TorontoFirst Design Africa Exhibition in Toronto
May 28 and 29, 2007
Sponsored by Trade Facilitation Office Canada
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Design Africa 2007 Montreal Exhibition featuring 20 Africa Designers

Design Africa MontrealSIDIM International Interior Design Show
May 24 to 26, 2007
Place Bonaventure,
Montreal, Quebec.
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Bridges Across Borders 2007 International Business Services Forum

Bridges Across BordersIncoming Mission, Conference and Trade Fair featuring 20 International Business Women
including 17 African Business Women from 10 African Countries
May 15 – 16, 2007
Delta Chelsea Hotel, Downtown Toronto
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Universe Africa Launches Initiative for Poverty Alleviation Through Trade with Canada

Poverty Alleviation As part of the Celebration of Africa Day 2007, Universe Africa launched a Trade Promotion Service for Lease Developed Countries and Communities.  This is an Initiative for Poverty Alleviation through Trade with Canada.  

Our Trade Promotion Service was well received by Participants in two International Trade Promotion Events
in Toronto and Montreal.

April 2007

Universe Africa participated in Canada’s National Inner City Conference 2007
Titled:  Strength in Diversity: Advocating for the Future!

Inner City Conference 2007Organized by Canadian Council for Inner City Education and Toronto District School Board, this Conference took place April 19 - 21, 2007 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, in Toronto, Ontario Canada.

Through workshops, discussions, and guest speakers, the conference was an opportunity for participants to be inspired by the work of all inner city teachers, students and community organizations. Participants worked to develop a national action plan for inner city education, challenging current practices, policies and programs.

“The TDSB is committed to leveling the playing field for our students,” said Gerry Connelly, Director of Education, TDSB. “By hosting this conference, we hope to share best practices that will lead to greater success and improved outcomes for our students and communities.”
Politician and diplomat, Stephen Lewis was the Keynote Speaker at the Conference.

February 2007

Our Founder was elected as Chair, Event Planning Committee of Queens Quay Harbourfront Business Improvement Area (QQHBIA).  The Events Planning Committee is responsible for developing and implementing programs for the economic development of the businesses and organizations operating on Toronto’s Waterfront. 

QQHBIAOur Founder was elected to the Board of Management of Queens Quay Harbourfront Business Improvement Area (QQHBIA).  The QQHBIA is an agency of the City of Toronto comprising all businesses operating on Toronto’s Waterfront from Yonge Street to Bathurst Street. 

The Waterfront is Toronto premier Tourist destination with over 12 million people visiting the Waterfront each year to enjoy cultural programming brought from around the world.

For more information on QQHBIA, its members, programs and services, Click here

Universe Africa has joined the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation (MLKNMPF), Inc. to raise funds for the completion of the National Memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington, DC.

This fund raising effort is centred on the “Dream Keepers” program for students in Schools and Colleges.

The “Dream Keepers” College Program is an initiative to engage college students across the country in efforts to build a memorial in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. on the prestigious National Mall in Washington, DC. Over the next year, Universe Africa will launch a campaign in Canada to recruit students into the Dream Keepers program. The funds from the sale memorabilia of the Dream Keepers program will be donated to the MLKNMPF.

To find out how your school, college, university, church or association can join the Dream Keepers program contact us at:

Other News

Spirit of Universe Africa Ad in Ghanaian News (PDF)
February 2007.

Washington, DC Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project
February 2007.

In Remembrance of Black History Month (PDF)
Ghanaian News – January 2007.

A World of Opportunity - PCMA 2007 Toronto
January 2007.

 The Opening of Universe Africa (PDF)
Ghanaian News – November 2006.

Universe Africa Kente Award to Textile Students /New Professionals
Textile Narratives and Conversations
Textile Society of America Tenth Biennial Symposium
Toronto, October 11 – 14, 2006.

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