The Ethiopian Community Association held its first festival event in the summer of 2010. This required many years of preparation and counted on leaders with an understanding of the interests, diversity, and trends of the community. The first step was finding stakeholders, associates, and other community leaders, recruiting volunteers as organizers turn this noble idea into a reality. The Festival is now an established annual event and to build on the legacy of the founding members, a standing organizing committee has been formed. The organizing committee is responsible for the planning and organizing of this annual event.  The Ethiopian Summer Festival has the following objectives, vision, mission, and goals:

 

OBJECTIVES:

  • To strengthen our community’s identity and spirit
  • To provide a venue to showcase our artists and businesses to display and sell their products
  • To provide an opportunity for ourselves and others to learn, appreciate and be proud of our heritage

VISION:

Cherish the rich diversity of our community and unite in the knowledge and understanding of our culture.

 

MISSION STATEMENT:

To build a community that is knowledgeable and motivated to preserve our culture, we must provide an environment that promotes, celebrates, and nurtures the unique and beautiful diverse culture to shape our future.

 

GOALS:

  • To be recognized as one of the most colourful and vibrant festivals in our city
  • To highlight the achievements of our youth and nurture their skills, talents and creativity
  • To present our colourful culture through food and music and enrich Canada’s multicultural mosaic

ETHIOPIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL 2016 

RAFFLE PRIZE WINNERS


1st Prize Winner  Ms. Aklile Mekonnen Ticket  #0074

2nd Prize Winner Mr. Alazar Tadesse Ticket   #0196

3rd Prize Winner Mr. Kibru Andeta Ticket #0861




Future Festival Dates


  • 2017 July 15
  • 2018 July 14
  • 2019 July 13
  • 2020 July 18
  • 2021 July 17
  • 2022 July 16
  • 2023 July 15
  • 2024 July 13
  • 2025 July 19
  • 2026 July 18