The New Yam Festival is one of the most prominent annual celebrations in Igboland which began centuries ago in Arochukwu.
Today Ndigbo around the world have also embraced this noble culture which requires the harvest of new yam and the celebration/thanksgiving to the God of the land, as an epitome of our religious belief in the ability of the Supreme Diety to provide food for his people through the land He created.
2019 marks our Second Edition of the "IRI JI FESTIVAL" here in Manitoba and will be celebrated as follows:
VENUE: Kings Park, 198 Kings Drive, Winnipeg MB , R3T 3E5 .
DATE: 24 August 2019. TIME: 12.30 pm prompt.
RSVP: Sir Victor C. Egbufor ( Chairman) 2019 New Yam "Iri ji" Festival Committee.
The New Yam Festival of the Igbo people is an annual cultural festival by the Igbo people held at the end of the rainy season in early August yearly. Umunna celebrated this event called 'Iri ji' or 'Iwa ji' for the first time. The event was held on September 1st 2018. To know more about this festival click on "Read More" below.
This year, we will be performing our famous masquerade 'Mgbadike' in African Pavilion, Folklorama. Folkorama is an annual event where different countries showcase their traditional performances, cultural dances with traditional instruments, display of the cultural artifacts, and so on. See calendar section for schedule. Read more about Folklorama.
On Thursday, June 7 2018 we joined Jewish community to celebrate diversity and honour Mrs. Tova & Larry Vickar (Chief Onwa na etiri oha) for their contributions to different communities. The event was held at Club Regent Event Centre. Some of the groups that entertained the guest were Israeli Sarah Sommer Chai Folk Ensemble.
The 2018 annual Christmas party and end of the year family get together event was held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Holy family Catholic Church Hall, 778 Archibald Street, Winnipeg Manitoba. Some of our recent high school and university graduates were honored during this event.
The Umunna (Igbo) Cultural Association of Manitoba Inc. constitution was amended and signed by the President Sunday Udensi, Vice President Joshua C Okoye and Secretary Christian Onwuekwe during general meeting on November 17th 2018.
The topic of 2019 Igbo Educational Lecture Series (IELS) is "Indigenization as a pathway to resiliency". The guest speaker for this year's event is Dr. Annette Trimbee, the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg.
Umunna (Igbo) Cultural Association of Manitoba Inc. Winnipeg, MB Canada performed Agaba masquerade dance in African pavilion during annual Folklorama cultural festival in Winnipeg. Event date: 26th August 2018.
Umunna (Igbo) Cultural Association of Manitoba Inc. Winnipeg, MB Canada and Umunne Cultural Association of Minnesota. USA performed Bende war dance during Igbo annual festival in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Event date: 24th July 2017.
South East Nigerians in Diaspora Economic Summit
The Igbo people of South Eastern Nigeria in addition to their rich cultural resources are
well-known all over the world for their great investment/business acumen. Consequently,
the focus of the 2013 IgboFest is the first “World South-East Nigerians in Diaspora Economic
Summit,” in Winnipeg Manitoba, on July 13, 2013.
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