We are a non-profit organization, located in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada. We have been serving the African Canadian and Canadian communities with cultural events, community outreach, music, food and educational events for many years now. We recently purchased land in the Fraser Valley which we are working on transforming into our home base, farm and retreat/events centre. We also have a very large and very fun Afrobeat band, which our organization founder is the leader of! We currently are raising goats on our property and did a small experiment with some African and local crops this 2020 season. We also have a yoga and meditation guide as part of our family! We have been working hard to prepare our land and there is still much to do to be ready to officially open for events and retreats. It is our dream to open our Africa Village by Spring/Summer 2021.
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Cocinar para toda la familia
Ayuda en una granja
Cuidado de animales
Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet
A major part of our organization is cultural exchange and education about African culture, food, music. Our founder and band leader is originally from Nigeria and he is passionate about sharing his beautiful and rich culture with others. We are also surrounded by incredible natural beauty and there are tons of outdoor adventures to be enjoyed! Do you play an instrument? Come jam with our band, learn about Afrobeat Music and it's founder, Fela!
There are many projects to be done.
Clearing, trimming and beautifying of the land.
Building a greenhouse.
Building stages for events.
Building a proper outdoor toilets/shower facility.
Setting up our bell tents with platforms.
Setting up planters for private and guest use.
Creating our fire pit/gathering space.
Creating and beautifying our water feature/pond areas.
Finishing our basement.
And much more!
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We have several bell tents provided for accommodation, depending on how many people are volunteering, it may be shared. We will provide a mattress and bedding for you. We also have a room in our basement for shared accommodation, we will provide bedding. We have a portable toilet outside (we need help creating our composting toilets and outdoor shower facilities). We have a guest bathroom in the house. Meals will be prepared together sometimes, other times, you will be responsible to prepare your own meals. We will provide the groceries. We would be happy to share African delicacies with you! Cleaning up after meals and the shared spaces will be a shared job as well. We don't have cellular service in our immediate area but we do have wifi in and near the house.
There is much to explore and enjoy outdoors in our neighbourhood. Public transportation is very limited as we are out in nature. We would be happy to help by driving you to catch public transport.
We like to work hard and also have time to relax and enjoy life. We have dogs and spend a lot of our time caring for our goats and dogs. We also run our organization from home, so we do computer work at home. Privacy is important to us and clear communication and boundaries is necessary when sharing spaces with others. We love to feed people and spend time with our community!
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
If you are traveling by camper van, we can provide some space to park it. During the winter months, our fields are too wet to drive on but in the Summer season it can be parked in a field. Otherwise it would need to be parked near the front of our home. A smaller size van/motorhome is preferred as parking space can be limited. we have a lot of vehicles.
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Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week