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“ We are a multi-cultural society,” said Teresa Brewster, chair of the Universal Negro Improvement Association. “ We hope people will come out and join us in activities to enhance the representation of the African community in Glace Bay.”
Brewster said there are many interesting activities taking place in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality hosted by various organizations.
“ The Service Provider Group in Cape Breton met with the African community to come up with different activities.”
Upcoming events in Glace Bay include a breakfast, a story time, a meet and greet and a day spa.
Brewster said events this week included a presentation on the African Wheel Garden, sponsored by the Black Business Initiatives, to children in the Four Plus program at St. Anne’s Elementary School. Children planted seeds in containers which they took back to school to care for. In the spring they will plant them in the community garden the UNIA is creating.
“Each child knows which plant is theirs by the scent. They also named their plants. The garden will belong to the community to maintain and share.
“Living in a digital age of Facebook and social networking, we seem to be drifting away from our interpersonal connections,” Brewster said. “Gardening is a unique social activity as it not only reconnects one with nature and natural systems it brings together old friends and neighbours in a nurturing, caring environment.”