Past Events 07/08

Saturday Dec. 13/08

  • Annual A.D.A.M Gala. Some of our youth performed at this event. And some of our members also attended to support the association.

Saturday Oct. 25/08

  • Annual Gulu Walk in Halifax took place. Some UCAM members took part in this years walk. An article highlighting the event and showing some of our participation can be accessed HERE.

Saturday Oct. 04/08

  • Our annual Uganda Independance Day Celebration hosted on Saturday evening from 6:30 to 12pm. The location of the event was at St. Patrick’s Church Hall, 2267 Brunswick Street, Halifax, NS. Its was an open event all were welcome. Many thanks go out to the church, organizers and attendants that took their time to make this event a successful event.
  • As part of our fundraising program to support orphans in Uganda, tickets were sold and items were given out as part of the raffle draw that evening. Some pictures are up check the galleries.

May 10/08

  • PICTURES for the Annual reception for Dalhousie Students going to Uganda which was held on April 5th 2008 are FINALLY UP!!!!! (Check the Galleries)
  • It was very enjoyable including fun, informative speaches, great music, dance and food. Lots of thanks go out to all the people who made the event possible including our sponsors who donated the raffle ticket prizes and St. Lawrence Church that allowed us a location to hold the venue. The students seemed to have enjoyed it.

 

Saturday April 05/08

  • A reception was hosted on Saturday for a group of Dalhousie Students going to a study semester at Mbarara University in Uganda, this summer. The reception was held at St. Lawrence Hall, Dutch Village Road, Halifax and started at 6:00pm. The event provided an opportunity for the students (travelling to Uganda) to meet with members of the Ugandan Canadian community. There was a presentation and briefing on Uganda, dinner -Ugandan dishes- and a performance by our community youth. 
  • As part of our fundraising program to support orphans in Uganda, our organization sold tickets to the reception, each at $20 ($15 for students) and had various raffle draws to raise money. Our Association currently sponsors  orphans in Uganda, and we welcome supprot towards our fundraising effort.

March 22/08

  • Annual General Meeting for the association. Topics on the agenda will include discussions on the sponsorship initiative,  Annual reception for Dalhousie students going to Uganda held in April and UCNA minutes.
  • There will also be food and fun.

March 15/08

  • African night event held at Saint Mary’s University. Some of our youth performed and modeled at the event making it  a very successful night. We are very proud of them and their involvement in this community event.

January 01/08
Great News

  • UCAM receives a $250 contrribution from Dalhousie University’s Anatomy and Neurobiology Graduate Student Society(ANGSS) towards our fund-raising effort that helps support orphaned children in Uganda. We thank you for your generosity and support.

January 01/08

  • UCAM plans to continue operating this website for another year at an estimated cost of $100.

December 08/07

  • One of our youth (Fraser) participated in the Podcasting (Making it Happen Millenium Development) with St. Mary’s International Program. He is featured in their first issue video talking about Malaria –CHECK IT OUT

December 01/07

  • Dr. Abbey Kirumira — a member of our community, was recently awarded the prestigious Innovator Award in Bioscience, by the Economist Magazine based in U.K., which will be featured in the December 9 issue of the Economist.  “Dr. K.”  as we normally call him, is  very active and supportive  member of our Ugandan Canadian community and and Association here in Nova Scotia. He is always ready to join us as we plan and conduct our various community activities.  His research firm — BioMedica Diagnostics Inc. (www.biomedicadiagnostics.com), based in Windsor (Nova Scotia), is quite impressive and   currently markets its products worldwide. What is even more impressive is the community spirit that “Dr. K.” has — always friendly and ready to interact with members of our community as well as with other Canadians. 
  • Attached is a link to an article about Dr. K written on Saturday November 24 by Dr. Ian Clark that appeared in a Uganda newspaper (Sunday Vision) – Dr. K

November 24/07

  • First major social event organized by ADAM to raise funds for its activities. (To find out more about ADAM and what they do CLICK THIS LINK)
  • Members interested in attending should contact Herman as there might be a UCAM contribution toward the membership admission to the event.

October 30/07

  • Podcasting Screening of Video Footage
  • Some of our Youth have been involved in a podcasting workshop this past few months they have taken footage regarding global issues we face and their thoughts on what we can do to work towards improving them.  It is a program sponsored by St. Mary’s International Program.  Anyone interested in attending the form with the details is located in the members only section.  

October 20/07

  • Some members of the community attended the Gulu Walk. UCNA president was also interviewed which can be read about HERE.
  • I will post some pictures of the walk once i get them but if you need a reason to get involved in this cause. CLICK THIS LINK, Find out more HERE

September 29/07

  • Hosted our Annual Independance Day celebration at Dalhousie University. Distinguished guests included but not limited to the  deputy of the Uganda High Commision. The turnout was incredible, largest to date and the result of the the fundraising effort is listed in our projects page as well as some pictures of the event in our gallery page.
  • Our thanks go out to Dalhousie University and everyone who made it possible.

May 18/07

  • Uganda High Commissioner to Canada Postponed Visit scheduled for May 20, 2007
  • UCNA Survey available for filling out located in the members only section

May 14/07

  • Uganda High Commissioner to Canada, based in Ottawa will be visiting Halifax from May 20th through May 22nd, 2007

April 28/07

  • “Spring Fling Event” successful some of the pictures taken of all the groups are located at the Multicultural Website

           Thanks to all who helped out. Lots of appreciation goes out to those who gave their time to insure this event was a success.

April 26/07

  • “Spring Fling Event”
    Organized by the HALIFAX -DARTMOUTH MULTICULTURAL COUNCIL, at the BLOOMFIELD CENTRE on 
  • Saturday April 28, 2007 starting 1:00pm
  • (UCAM) will participate, by having a small table there to be manned by 2 of our own. If you
    have crafts or other items of interest from Uganda, that you may wish to sell or just to
    display, please bring them along.

April 20/07

  • Watoto Children’s Choir perform at the Faith Tabernacle Church
    6225 Summit Street

April 8/07

  • This site is open on a 1 year trial basis Jan. 2007- Dec. 2007.
  • If you have any comments please forward them to leslie@maritime-ugandans.ca

March 31/07

  • Reception for Dalhousie students going to Uganda CANCELLED due to venue complications.