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Welcome...Akwaaba!


Welcome to the official website of the Ghanaian Union of Manitoba Inc. (GUM).

Ghana, is a west African country, bounded on the north by Burkina Faso, on the east by Togo, on the south by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by Côte d'Ivoire. Formerly a British colony known as the Gold Coast, it was led to independence by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah on the 6th of March, 1957. Ghana became the first black nation in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve independence from colonial rule. The country is named after the ancient empire of Ghana, from which the ancestors of the inhabitants of the present country are thought to have migrated.

The Ghanaian Union of Manitoba Inc. is a non-profit organization that brings together Ghanaians residing in the province of Manitoba, Canada.

We hope you enjoy your visit.


2017 End of Year Events

We invite you to attend the following end of year events planned for the month of December 2017.

End of Year Church Service


 
Church The Church of Pentecost
Address 554 Marsden Street, Winnipeg
(Off Monroe Ave.)
Date Sunday, 10th. December 2017
Time 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Comments Ghanian Union Choir will be in attendance singing songs from Ghana. There will be refreshments after the service and Santa (Father Christmas) will be around for the kids.

Potluck style - Families and members are encouraged to bring some food items to share.
Map Link Google Maps

End of Year Social


 
Venue City Oasis Hall
Address 435 Cumberland Avenue, Winnipeg
Date Saturday, 23rd. December 2017
Time 6:00pm - 1:00am
Comments $10.00 (Adults) $5.00 (Youth, Students, Kids)
Map Link Google Maps

 

Help Support Recent Refugees Crossing from USA into Manitoba

A fund rasing campaign has been initiated to support recent refugees crossing into Canada from the USA. Your support is greated appreciated.

CBC article on 2 Ghanaian refugees:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/asylum-seekers-learning-to-cope-without-hands-after-frostbitten-walk-into-canada-1.3998305

 
Please click on image or the link below to help:

https://www.gofundme.com/settlement-of-african-refugees


 

2017 Ghana@60 Independence Day Celebration in Pictures

   


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   2016 Canada Day Meet-Me-There Picnic  

On behalf of the executive of the Ghanaian Union of Manitoba we wish to thank you all for your participation in this year's Picnic. 
   


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Our Goals



  • To promote unity among Ghanaians in Manitoba, to help one another, protect our common interests and to pursue activities of mutual interest and benefit.

  • To encourage goodwill and understanding between Ghanaians and Manitobans by participating in cultural, social and educational programs.

  • To co-operate with other groups and organizations having similar aims and objectives.

  • To keep Ghanaians informed about events of national interest by keeping in touch with the Ghana High Commission in Ottawa as well as other Ghanaian organizations in Canada.

  • To mediate internal differences among community members (when approached by individuals concerned, whenever possible) so as to prevent unnecessary litigation.

  • To help finance and support community projects in Ghana and in the Manitoba community.



Executive Committee 2014-Present

Meet the current Executive.

 
 
 
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