Sunday, September 14, 2008

We're Underway!

So, we've had our first meeting of the year! Thank you guys so much for coming out and contributing your ideas - it should be a productive (and jammin) new year. For those of you who couldn't make it out today: don't sweat it, there will be meetings every week which you can attend and there will be loads of fun events for you to come out to.

Just to give you guys a heads up of a few things coming up in the next week:
  • The Devil Came on Horseback will be playing at 7 in the Norm theatre in the SUB on Tuesday. We'll be meeting in the office (the place where the meeting was held) at about 6:45 so we can go in together as a group. Here's the facebook event page for anyone interested:
  • Next Friday, we'll be doing a Pot Luck Dinner thingy for 7pm at 7th and Arbutus so we can all get to know each other a bit more. We'll iron out the details at the meeting next Thursday but remember to free up that time if you want to come chill with us.
  • Our next meeting will be held next Thursday from 12:30 - 2:00 in the same room (through the brown doors on the eastern side of the main floor of the SUB).
That's it so far. Remember: see you guys next Thursday!

Until next time,
The Caribbean and African Association

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Calling all people from the Caribbean/Africa and people who LOVE the Caribbean/Africa (aka everyone): It's a brand new year with the CAA and we're all pretty stoked about it! After a successful run last school year, we'll all ready to get back to work! First things first: recruiting new members. The CAA is open to anyone! Anyone at all. Our club booth will be at the Imagine Main Event Carnival which is being held on Tuesday, September 2nd 2008! You'll have lots of fun with the CAA - just take my word for it. Oh, and the photo? Those are your execs for the 2008-2009 school year.

Don't worry, we actually look a lot better than that.

Usain Bolt (fastest man in the word) endorses this club. Just sayin'...

Monday, June 02, 2008

Summer travels


This is Joy, the incoming president of the CAA for 2008/09.

I leave tonight for 6 weeks in South Africa to do volunteer work and I thought I'd just put up the link for the blog I'll be keeping during this time :)

Have a great summer everyone!!!

Monday, February 04, 2008


Hey Everyone!

It's February again and you know what that means.... the CAA is going at full steam to bring you a good time :)

On the Feb 15th 2008 (the unofficial first day of reading week), the CAA is holding an All ages Afro-Caribbean dance event with a great DJ and live drum band at the International House on UBC campus! All proceeds go to an organisation called Keep A Child Alive which provides ARV medication to children and their families in parts of Africa and India with HIV/AIDS. So come on down!

Feb 27th 2008: We are very excited to be screening a documentary called Thina Simunye (We Are Together). Winner of the "Audience Award" at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and Amnesty International Film Festival.

"Life ias not been easy for 12 year old Slindile and her friends at the Agape Orphanage in South Africa, but their young voices ring loud and clear. As they come to terms with a series of painful setbacks, including the loss of loved ones to AIDS, their spirit stays strong and they sing their way along a journey they could only dream of. Filmed over three years, We Are Together (Thina Simunye) is a story about sorrow, joy, and the strength of the human spirit."

For all you literaries out there, there will be a Pan African Book Display at the Faculty of Law building on Feb 28th 2008 at 430pm. It will feature art work by David George and will include readings from exceptional books by professors on campus as well as the authors themselves! More details soon!!

This is a big month for us and I hope to see you there!!