Every year, tens of thousands of people move to Manitoba from other countries, making the keystone province one of the most multicultural provinces in Canada.
One need only look at the annual Folklorama celebrations in Winnipeg to appreciate the mosaic that is Manitoba.
A significant number of newcomers emigrate from Caribbean nations such as Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Guyana, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Dominica and St. Lucia.
Today, there are approximately 30,000 Manitobans who are originally from a West Indian country.
For many, keeping a strong connection to their unique cultural community is a vital component of life in Winnipeg. That’s why maintaining and supporting the Caribbean Community Cultural Centre at 1100 Fife Street is so important, as it has been a central hub for community events, meetings, heritage programs, 55 plus activities, cultural celebrations and more.
Recently, the Council of Caribbean Organizations of Manitoba held a fundraiser in support of the Cultural Centre.
CKUW 95.9 FM was there and discovered just about everyone having a good time while raising money for a good cause: