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22 Sep 2013

MACPRI Oware Day 2013 Press Release

Toronto, Ontario, September 23, 2013: Just 5 days to go before the staging of the second International Oware Tournament to be held in Canada.

 MACPRI and our partners in association with Success Beyond Limits will present the 2nd Toronto International Oware Tournament and Family Fun Day Saturday September 28th, 2013 at Westview Centennial Secondary School, 755 Oakdale Road (West of Jane St. off Finch Ave). Tournament registration will commence at 10:00 AM and the family day activities begin 11: 00 AM and conclude at 6:00 PM. The 2nd Toronto International Oware Tournament and Family Fun Day promises to be a unique inter-generational and inter-cultural family engagement activity for the whole family.

Patrons will enjoy our exhibits, African Market Place, children and adult activities in a pleasant community atmosphere while others play or learn to play a fun and exciting ancient African board game.

Oware Day 2011 was a big success and attracted participants from all across Southern Ontario.

Oware Day 2013 is a FREE ADMISSION FAMILY EVENT.

Only tournament participants pay to register at a fee of $10.00 each. Cash prizes will be awarded: First prize $300.00 (sponsored by Evans Electrical Services), second prize $150.00 (sponsored by Peoples of Motherland Culture Committee) and third prize $50.00. First to fourth place finishers will receive an Oware game board courtesy of Niahson Technologies and Sankofa In Cipher.

Players must be 12 years or older on September 28th, 2013 to play in the tournament.

The 2013 Toronto Oware tournament will have a bonus round where Samuel Stevens, the 81-year-old 2011 Oware champion from Antigua and Barbuda, will face off against the new champion. All are invited.

For more information about Oware and the Oware (Abapa) tournament playing rules visitwww.owarecanada.com. To register for the tournament please call 416-230-8301or emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

OWARE FAMILY FUN DAY ACTIVITIES FOR ALL INCLUDE 

Capoeira African Martial Arts Demonstration, International All African Inventors Museum, Jewellery Making, Drumming Workshops, Knowledge Bookstore Storytelling Circles, Head Wrapping Workshops, Afrobics, Art & Crafts with HTCO, performance by community artists, and more to come,…

Nana Akpaabe Adessa Oji II, the 7-year-old daughter of the Oware Canada founder, who isvisiting from Ghana, West Africa will be a special guest storyteller in the Knowledge Bookstore Storytelling Circle.

 

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