Personality of the month

Lekan is an accomplished architect and project manager with extensive experience in architecture, construction, and IT infrastructure builds. He has a Master of Technology Degree in Architecture and a post-degree diploma in Project Management and is a member of several highly respected associations in his field. Before moving to Canada, Lekan spent significant time working in the construction industry in Nigeria, Cameroun, and Tanzania. With his diverse project management experience, he has delivered impressive outcomes on a range of projects, from residential to commercial to healthcare and more. Lekan’s approach is centered around project management methodology to create value for organizations and private clients by enhancing internal and external communication, maintaining quality standards, and adhering to project delivery frameworks. He currently works with Colliers Project Leaders, Winnipeg Business Unit.

NAMI’s concluded election update: Congratulations to Mrs. Vera Keyede, the newly elected NAMI President

Many thanks to our community members for the commitment throughout the election process, and the electoral committee for their dedication. Photos from the inaugural ceremony for the newly elected NAMI executives and appreciation event of the outgoing executives. The event took place at the ACOMI Center at 301 Nassau St N Suit #200 on December 9th 2023

Let’s Continue To Support Nami Scholarship Fund, Thank You!

NAMI appreciates a model that guarantees funds to the scholarship for our youth in perpetuity. We sincerely thank those who have donated, and we also encourage others to do the same. All year round, we encourage people in our community to visit The Winnipeg Foundation website to donate with a minimum of $10 to NAMI Scholarship Fund at the link here to support our community youth education which was inaugurated last year. “Make this donation in celebration, honour or memory of someone.” Thank you!

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Gov. Gen. Mary Simon announces 78 new appointments to Order of Canada. The news confirmed from the CBC Winnipeg this morning named our very own Yisa Folasele Akinbolaji has emerged as one of the recipients of this year’s Order of Canada, the prestigious Canadian National Award. Big congratulations to Mr. Akinbolaji for making us proud through his artistic work and expressions.

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Respiratory Virus Season

The Winter 2024 Leisure Guide

The Winter 2024 Leisure Guide, Leisure Guide Skating brochure, and Leisure Guide Swimming brochure are available online. Registration begins December 19 at 8 a.m.

More details and registration 


Members are encouraged to pay their 2022 annual dues promptly.

  • Family $70
  • Single $40
  • Student and seniors $20

Interac can be sent to

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WTC Talks

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GRANT opportunities in Manitoba

GRANT opportunities in Manitoba? Click to apply:


Healthy Muslim Families is facilitating a free Legal Clinic every Thursday (5-7 pm) at their office (117ASt.Anne’s Rd) with attorney at law, Jean-René Dominique Kwilu, for anyone seeking legal advice. Register here: Thursdays Family Law Legal Clinic With Jean Rene (

The Second Annual Black Manitobans Chamber of Commerce Christmas Network Party

The Second Annual Black Manitobans Chamber of Commerce Christmas Network Party is on Friday, December 22, 2023! 🎄⛄

Experience the warmth of your community, friends, and colleagues, and meet people who are fostering better networking within Manitoba and across Canada.

Enjoy delicious African cuisine offered by various vendors, complimentary drinks and a full-service bar, art displays, performances, prizes and giveaways, and more! Did we mention entry is free?

You won’t want to miss it! Register today! Click

Job Opportunity – Newcomer Case Coordinator (Term)

To apply, click the link

INGAUGE, College of Nursing, University of Manitoba

Dr. Roberta Woodgate (INGAUGE, College of Nursing, University of Manitoba) and her research team are currently inviting newcomer service providers who work with youth (10-29 years old) who moved to Canada and parents of these youth for the study titled ‘Young immigrants and refugees co-designing mental health and well-being solutions.’ To participate, please email Click on the link to apply: Inguage Young Immigrants and Refugees

CCEDNet Manitoba

CCEDNet Manitoba is hosting a virtual workshop on Social Enterprise for Non-Profits in Manitoba on January 24, 2024. Social enterprise is an effective way your organization can work towards financial stability while still feeling connected to your larger purpose.

Click on link to register: CCEDNet Manitoba

Meet your Realtor

Buying or selling a house doesn’t need to be an intimidating decision. Whether buying, selling or investing, Idunnu Tokurah is committed to providing honest and transparent support that goes the extra mile in helping you achieve your real estate goals.

Idunnu is passionate about the Nigerian community and helping you navigate the real estate market in Manitoba. She is committed to providing authentic real estate services that leverage expert knowledge of current market trends and effective negotiation techniques.

She will work tirelessly with you until you find the right choice that suits your needs.

Reach out to her for all your real estate needs:


You can also follow her on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn @idunnutokurah to stay updated on current market trends.

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If food security is an issue, “Food for all Program” is a Food supply for all season. An initiative of C.A.C Rehoboth Christain Centre in partnership with Peace Wholeness Centre. See poster for details and more contact information or visit websites below. Thank you!

Lola‘s Beauty Gallery & Supplies

Lola‘s Beauty Gallery & Supplies is your One Stop shop for all your hair care needs. Lola’s specializes in all kinds of hair services such as braids, dreads, curls and extension services. We also carry many varieties of hair care and beauty supplies.

Lola’s offers Western Union and Ria money transfer services.

Stop by Lola’s today and take advantage of the many sales running on wigs and hair extensions.
Students with a valid student ID card can receive a student discount on their purchases.


Book a new patient exam and cleaning and receive a $50 Tim Horton’s gift card, an electric toothbrush or teeth whitening kit*
We are growing, and we are so excited to add amazing patients to our family dental practice

Give us a call today at 204-663-5000, email at or visit us at

Looking forward to meeting you

*while supplies last


Your vision benefits with great deals on premium frames, lenses and contacts. We direct bill most insurance plans, plus get rewarded with Air Miles Reward Miles on every purchase.

Book your eye exam or visit us in store today! Send us  email: Call us: 204-421-8080. Visit our website:

Our locations:

  1. Unit #9 – 1500, Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg.
  2. 1866 Pembina Hwy, Unit 2, Winnipeg, MB R3T6J1

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @cresteyecare.  Book your eye exam or visit us in store today!


Gemini Medical Clinic is a new family oriented medical clinic located at 735 Pembina Highway Winnipeg. Our primary objective is to help patients achieve their health goals by providing quality medical care. We are a team of 4 family physicians with immediate plans to include specialist care. Our providers include Drs’ Ify Osagie, Ral Koko, Alastair Sequeira and Taiwo Sonoiki. We provide a range of services including general/family practice, women’s health, child health, whole health and wellness, addictions medicine, minor surgical procedures etc.
We also provide non-insured services like filling out forms, disability applications, medical notes and many more.

We are open to the public July 4, 2022 and accepting new patients.