Personality of the week – Celebrating Victor Chidi Egbufor

This week we celebrate a great icon in our community; Mr. Victor Egbufor.

Mr. Egbufor has up to 20 years of work experience spanning a range of sectors that include Human Capital Development, Administration, Insurance, Sales and Management amongst others. His educational background includes a University degree in Public Administration and Political Science, a post-degree Diploma in Human Resource Management, studied Intermediate Law at the University of London International Programs, and a Licensed Insurance practitioner (Insurance Council of Manitoba).

Victor is presently an Assistant Store Manager at Walmart Canada in Winkler, MB. He serves as the incumbent Chairman of the Nigerian Catholic Community Winnipeg – Manitoba and a Knight of Columbus.

A titled Chief and Community leader, Victor is happily married to Annette and they are blessed with 5 lovely kids.

NAMI recognizes your service to our community and wishes you the best as you continue to make Nigerians proud.

Do you know Nigerians excelling and doing well in their careers in our community, please let us know and send us email at

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!

NAMI’s Father’s Day celebration event

It’s that time of the year when NAMI would be celebrating men across Manitoba in honour of this year’s Father’s Day.

Join us for the virtual ceremony this Saturday, June 18, 2022, between 3 and 5pm as we discuss MEN OF HONOUR featuring speakers like Samson Ifidon, Rotimi Fadipe amongst other notable men in our community.

To attend, Join Zoom Meeting using he below information.

Meeting ID: 833 4146 9492
Passcode: 851252

More details will be posted on our social media handles @namimanitoba

NAMI joins other African leaders to celebrate Jon Reyes at 50.

It was an evening of glitz and glam this past Wednesday the 8th of June, 2022 as distinguished members of our community celebrated Jon Reyes, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Immigration of Manitoba since 2022, the African way in celebration of his 50th birthday.

NAMI Executives visit Nigerians in Brandon

As part of Mr. President’s vision to bring together all Nigerians in Manitoba irrespective of location, the executive members of NAMI hosted a hybrid inaugural meeting with NAMI representatives physically on ground to discuss NAMI’s top priorities among which is to support Nigerians in rural Manitoba. The executives listened to the concerns of our people in Brandon and reassured them of our commitment and collaboration.


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We will be looking forward to receiving your messages. Thank you!

Some goodnews from IRCC

The Immigration and Refugees Canada is working on improving the super visa to let parents and grandparents spend even more time with their adult children and grandchildren in Canada and keep families together.

Get more detailed information here: Enhancements to the super visa program for parents and grandparents will help reunite families more easily and for longer –


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!

Canada will require a printed warning on every cigarette

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister for Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, announced the launch of 75 days of public consultation beginning on June 11. The feedback received from Canadians will guide the development of new proposed tobacco labelling regulations.

A key feature of the proposed regulations is the introduction of written health warnings printed on individual cigarettes, cigars that have a filter, and cigarette tubes.

This new packaging would help to ensure that health-related messages reach people who often access cigarettes one at a time in social situations, particularly youth and young adults.

The labeling of tobacco products would make it impossible to avoid health warnings altogether. If implemented, Canada would be the first country in the world to introduce such a requirement.

More details are available here:

Research Participants needed

Healthy Smile Happy Child is looking for preschool children with no tooth decay to participate in research. All participants will receive a free dental screening and gift card.

For participation, send a mail to the contact information in the banner.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority invites you to the first-ever town hall

Mark your calendars—the WRHA is hosting its first-ever virtual public town hall on June 14 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Join us to share your feedback with our executive team and help shape our future.

Visit to register.


June 1 marks the beginning of National Indigenous History Month. Access resources and learn more about the rich and diverse history and cultures of Indigenous Peoples across Canada at

Drain Dump Cover

Draindumpcover standing water after a rainfall to reduce Winnipeg’s mosquito population. Find out more at

New Winnipeg Transit app now widely available

Now available for download on the App Store, Google Play, and in a browser, the new Winnipeg Transit app is bringing passengers the information they need to plan trips with a new look and feel, and improved functionality.

The Winnipeg Transit app project team has been taking in feedback from users since the app was launched in late March. The number of users is steadily growing, and passengers who are still using BUSguide and the older schedule information tools on are encouraged to make the switch as soon as possible. A full transition will take place June 8, when older online schedule tools will be retired.

The new app features familiar favourites like the Navigo trip planner and options to login to personalize your experience by saving trip settings such as favourite stops and routes.

It’s also bilingual, making it easy for passengers to plan trips and look up schedule information in both French and English.

For those looking for a more old-school experience, the app makes it easy to export any stop schedule in a printable, PDF format.

Get 10% off your purchase at Gifted Fingers International Limited

Gifted fingers international limited – Your African Caribbean community food store.

Specializing in all ethnic foods and beauty supplies Butchering, meats, chicken, fish, goat with skin on, so many seafood.

Shop at gifted fingers today for African, Caribbean, Asian, East Indian, groceries, all types of human hair extensions, all types of braids, cosmetic products, Diverse African Caribbean inspired ready made fabrics, african wedding accessories, Italian gold accessories, bags, shoes, bridal makeovers and many more at affordable and reasonable prices for all nationalities,

Walk into the ”one-shop-stop” today and experience great discounts on all grocery, fabric, hair, beauty products and many more.


  • 1006 Nairn avenue Winnipeg Manitoba

Phone number 2043060101

  • Unit 4 – 955 saint Mary’s road, Winnipeg, Manitoba and we’re open 9am to 8pm from Monday to Saturday

”Great customer service experience

Where your satisfaction is guaranteed”!

For more details, visit www.giftedfingers or follow us on Instagram and Facebook at giftedfingersinternational


Black Health Matters

Participate in the ongoing research on the important issue of African immigrant women’s healthcare experiences in Manitoba. More details are in the banner above.

Top 10 Nigerian Professionals in Manitoba & Community Leadership Awards

We’re glad to inform you about our plans for the formal presentation of the 2021 NPIM Top 10 and the Community Leadership Awards.

With the new guidelines in place, NIPM is excited to invite you to their first in-person event for the presentation of the 2021 NPIM Awards, with details below.

The event will provide the opportunity to celebrate our wins; celebrate the award winners, and network.

  • Date: Thursday, June 30th, 2022
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Venue: Holiday Inn, 1330 Pembina Highway

Kindly accept this as invitation, and feel free to come with your guests.


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Book your eye exam or visit us in store today! Send us  email: Call us: 204-421-8080. Visit our website: Our location: Unit #9 – 1500, Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @cresteyecare.  Book your eye exam or visit us in store today!


Newcomer Welcome Fair and Multiculturalism Day Celebration

In partnership with Immigration Partnership Winnipeg (IPW), Ethnocultural Council of Manitoba (ECCM), the City of Winnipeg and some Winnipeg Settlement Agencies, MANSO is pleased to invite ALL Families, Newcomers, Community Organizations and Business Communities to come and join us in welcoming our newcomers and celebrating the Annual Multicultural Day event.

DATE: June 26th, 2022
TIME: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
VENUE: Freight House Field – 200 Isabel Street, Winnipeg R3A 1G9

If your settlement organization is interested in participating in the event by hosting an information table, please let us know. Please share this poster with your clients and staff and communities and families as we hope to welcome you all on June 26th.


OLUWADARE LAW OFFICE – 625 Marion Street, Winnipeg, MB. Tel: +1-204-963-0768. Email:

See poster for more details.

African Centre Board Director – Winnipeg Full Time Positions & Volunteer Opportunities

Board Recruitment Notice

Africa Centre is currently recruiting three positions on the Board of Directors. We are seeking energetic, enthusiastic, task-driven leaders committed to advancing African descent Albertans.

Position Profile

The Board of Directors of the Africa Centre is a governance board with plenary authority over the business and affairs of the organization. Each Director is elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting or at a Special General Members Meeting for a three-year term. Board members have a unique opportunity to give back to the community by developing policies & strategies that set out the organizational direction.

Committees: Board Directors serve on one of the following standing committees: Governance and Policy Committee, Finance and Risk Management Committee, Community Strategies and Engagement Committee and other Committees.

Time Commitment: 3-6 hours for monthly Board/committee meetings; and 3 or more hours for other occasional board activities.

Remuneration: Board Directors are volunteers and do not receive remuneration for their service.

Skills and Qualifications: We are seeking diverse, dedicated community-minded board members with expertise in the areas of: Business and entrepreneurship; Finance and Risk Management; Fund Development’ Capital Development; Strategic planning and development.

How To Apply

Interested individuals can email a confidential written expression of interest and resume to

Closing Date: June 30, 2022.

Red River Exhibition

June 17-26, 2022

Summer Starts Here at the Red River Ex with the world’s largest traveling carnival. Experience an adrenaline rush with Bull Riding and Barrel Racing. Meet the furry celebrities of Canine Circus from Canada’s Got Talent. There’s magic and thrill for the little ones too. Mouth-watering treats, more than 50 Midway Rides and over 200 hours of LIVE music. Engage all your senses this Summer – The Ex is back! Get your tickets online at

SEED Winnipeg Recognition Counts Information Sessions

Are you an internationally-trained professional and plan to advance or continue your career in Manitoba?

Seed Winnipeg will provide up to $15,000 in loans to assist you in paying for the study or training required to get your credentials recognized in Canada.

The webinars will explain Recognition Counts loans for skilled immigrants, showcase newcomers who have been successful in getting back to their careers, share valuable resources on Canadian workplace culture and integration, and provide tips to achieve financial stability as a skilled newcomer.

To register, click on the link below for the session you would like to attend:

June 16, 2022, 6-7:30 PM:

June 21, 2022, 2-3:30 PM:

Business Development Workshop

SEED Winnipeg is offering a two-part workshop will offer information and the opportunity to ask questions about doing business in Canada.

Topics include:

  • Government role in business
    • Canadian workplace standards
    • Taxes in Canada
    • Canadian business culture

The workshop will be in TWO parts:

Part 1: June 14, 2022 • 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Part 2: June 16, 2022 • 6:00-8:00 p.m.

You must attend Part 1 to attend Part 2. By filling out the form below, you will be registered for both parts.

For more info and registration Register – SEED Winnipeg

Immigrant Women Exploring Business

Immigrant Women Exploring Business is an 8-week business training and consulting program available to Immigrant women in Manitoba living on a low-income who have a business idea.

Training runs from May 4- June 24, 2022 (Mon, Wed, and Fri 6-8 pm).

To apply for the program, you must attend one information session.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to attend an Information Session. To register, visit our website via this link:

Elmwood Youth Employment Experience – Paid Program

The next intake starts June 20, sign up today!

Details in banner above.

For more information on the Program, do reach Dan at or 204-982-1720 ext 211

Online Financial Literacy Workshops for Black Youths

Congress of Black Women MB is mentoring a group of young Black women who received funding from Volunteer Manitoba to deliver a series of Financial literacy workshops targeted at Black (Newcomer) youths in Manitoba ages 18 – 30.

This program is particularly essential for our community as there is a significant gap in financial literacy among Black youths.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to attend an Information Session. To register, visit


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