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Africa Day Celebrations 2018

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Try a three course meal for Africa Day
Last year when this event was held, it attracted some 300 people and this year, organisers have shifted it to Gloucester Park to be able to cater comfortably for even more guests.

The Africa Day celebrations will be an exciting evening not to be missed because when they say "celebrate", they mean just that - and celebrate they will with a delicious three-course meal, a walk down memory lane explaining about their origins, and a fun-filled evening with laughter, music, and much dancing!

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There will be live performances with various African groups, drummers and keynote speeches and dress code is traditional African/formal.



Africa observes and celebrates in a special way on the 25th May each year,and this historic day is known as "Africa Day."

This year, OAC will be partnering with UWA for a free public Panel Discussion to discuss " Africa Sustainable Development Agendas" on 25th May 2018 and will finish with the classic African Style Gala Dinner on 26th May, 2018.



HISTORY
These celebrations commenced on 25th May, way back in 1963 and then, it was as a day marking the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU).

Since then, Africa Day has developed into a platform for creating awareness about all things Africa, both in Africa and around the world.

Africa Day was formerly known as Africa Freedom Day and today, Africa Day is celebrated in various countries on the African Continent, as well as by Africans who have had to flee the country for various reasons.

Apart from the enormous political and economic challenges, Africa Day celebrates the African way of life, culture, art, the gift of music and Africa's great love for bright and harmonious colours.

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As per the African Union's vision stipulated in "The Africa we want - Agenda 2063," the picture being portrayed by the African Union is that of a continent heading towards "an Africa whose development is people-driven, relying on the potential of African People, especially its women, youth and caring for children."

OBJECTIVES
The objectives are:
1. Celebrate Africa Day
2. Create, maintain and increase awareness for the public at large on The African Union Agenda 2063
3. Create African Unity through activities

Against this background, Organisation of African Communities of Western Australia Inc. (OAC-WA) appreciates the Africa Day as a golden opportunity to invite companies, service providers, businesses, government departments and every Western Australian, to the African Day Commemorations this year.

Back to this year's celebrations, the African Union Commission says Africa's young people are an enormous resource for the continent's development.

The event will be on at Gloucester Park, Nelson Crescent, East Perth on 26th May, 2018 from 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm, and you can get your tickets at this site. Tickets are just $65 each, and you can buy a table for 5 or 10 (ticket is $65 per person).
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Why? For an African dinner, dance and heaps of fun
When: Saturday 26th May, 2018
Where: Gloucester Park, East Perth
Cost: $65 plus b/f
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