OCTOBER 22, 2016
St ANDREWS CLUB & CONFERENCE CENTRE
150 King Street West
SunLife Financial Tower (16th Floor)
The event will be hosted at the prestigious
St Andrews Club & Conference Centre
150 King street West
Main Event from 6:00pm to 10:00pm - Followed by an After-Party
Live African Percussions
Black Tie or Formal African Wear
$80 (Including After-Party)
$20 After-Party Only
Advance Ticket Purchase Required
This event promises to inspire, educate and entertain as we bring together the best the Diaspora has to offer!
On Saturday, October 22nd, 2016, Manyatta Network will host its 3rd annual fundraising event themed “Manyatta Cares: Celebrating Our Heritage” at the St. Andrew Club in downtown Toronto. This one-of-a-kind event is dedicated to the celebration of entrepreneurship and philanthropy within the African Diaspora. Expect an evening of awareness, entertainment and networking in support of two amazing community organizations.
Manyatta Cares rests on our philosophy of active, productive and fun networking events and showcases individuals and organizations who are dedicated to serving our community. Manyatta is proud to announce that the network will partner with WoodGreen Community Services and the Canada Africa Partnership Network to fundraise for their respective initiatives.
WoodGreen Community Services (“Woodgreen”) is an umbrella organization that served the community for 75 years in providing affordable housing, helping new comers to settle in Canada, and most especially in providing training to youths of African descent to help them find meaningful employment and have a positive impact in their community in Toronto. “Rites of Passage” (http://www.rites.ca/ ) the specific project we are fundraising for, brings 20 young people of African descent into responsible adulthood every year. Based in Parma Court, a social housing community in Victoria Village, one of Toronto’s “priority neighborhoods”, this 12 month program is based on a well-tested, internationally recognized afro-centric curriculum and includes volunteering, leadership training and employment.
Founded in 2013, The Canada Africa Partnership Network (“CAP Network”) facilitates partnerships between Canadian and African communities providing capacity building and resources to support locally developed, community-driven projects. To date the CAP Network has partnered with more than 20 grassroots African projects focused on Advancing Education, Investing in Livelihoods, Mobilizing with Bike and Promoting Health. Bridging Worlds Through Music (BWTM) supports efforts to provide free music education to youth in Geita, Tanzania. Operated by local teachers and musicians, BWTM-Tanzania aims to empower young people through music. Experiential group music lessons in Geita support youth in developing important life skills such as team-work, communication and creative problem-solving. Additionally, BWTM builds community capacity in Geita through training local teachers, promoting volunteerism and offering youth mentorship programs. (http://www.capnetwork.ca/aboutus/african-partnerships )
Manyatta Cares is humbled to have the opportunity to fundraise for these amazing initiatives. By coming together, the network in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec and Ottawa will be able to create a collective impact in Canada and beyond!
We look forward to an evening of celebration, connection, inspiration and of giving others the opportunity to live a fulfilling live and pursue their dreams.
Oh! The Gala will be followed by an After-Party on-site powered by Perle Noire Entertainment. Practice your best moves and plan to dance the night away.
Get all event details here: http://manyattanetwork.com/mcares2016
Manyatta has had a very productive two years since its re-launch in November 2014. One awesome connection at a time, we have built a strong community of professionals within the African Diaspora and beyond. We have showcased individuals, businesses and community organizations making headway in the advancement of the African Diaspora. The team is simply grateful for your continued support which has enabled us to keep going. Manyatta has grown to close to 900 subscribers in Toronto, over 500 subscribers in Montreal, and close to 250 subscribers in Quebec city and Ottawa! We are proud to say that you are part of a valuable network.
Manyatta is an evolving and dynamic group. Check out our brand new website, get familiar with our new look. Expect to make more meaningful connections. Anticipate a unique experience with a selection of exclusive venues in the city’s core. Attend networking events that offer you the opportunity to engage with professionals within African Diaspora. Expect Manyatta to be more grounded in its community as it evolves: check out our community calendar updated weekly with other events you will not want to miss!
We are taking Manyatta to the next level so that we can offer you more. Your time is valuable and we want to make sure we continue to give you the best experience. In 2016, networking sessions will be Advance RSVP only and will have an admission fee.
As a not-for-profit organization our basic infrastructure costs have been covered by our volunteers and the goodwill of a few attendees (thank you!). The core of Manyatta’s mission is giving back to our community and building social capital along the way which we have achieved through our Annual Fundraising Gala: Manyatta Cares. Together, we have made a difference by donating to the following organizations: Academy of Bright Africans, African Women Acting, the Olive Branch for Children, Bringing Educational Assistance to Many, and Redemption Reintegration Services.
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