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Macpri presents 2nd Toronto International Oware Tournament and Family Fun Day Saturday September 28th showcasing the world’s oldest board-game from Ghana

 

 

owari, the world’s oldest board game video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHXdH0CTur8

MACPRI in association with Success Beyond Limits presents the 2nd Toronto International Oware Tournament and Family Fun Day Saturday September 28th, 2013 from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at Westview Centennial Secondary School, 755 Oakdale Road (West of Jane St. off Finch) Ave. The 2nd Toronto International Oware Tournament and Family Fun Day is a unique opportunity for developing community engagement and strengthening inter-generational togetherness while playing a fun and 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 with fun children’s activities, performances, storytelling, an All African Inventors Museum, an African Market Place and more.

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 Niahson Technologies and SankofaInCipher.

Forty-Eight players sat for the 2011 tournament. In 2013 we are seeking a record 256 players. Players must be 12 years or older on September 28th, 2013 to participate.
The 2013 Toronto Oware tournament will have a bonus round where Samuel Stevens the 81 years old 2011 Oware champion from Antigua and Barbuda will face off against the new champion. This will be one of the biggest highlights of the day. All are invited.

For more information about Oware and the Oware (Abapa) tournament playing rules visit www.owarecanada.com. To register for the tournament please call 416-230-8301or email owarecanada@gmail.com.

OWARE FAMILY FUN DAY ACTIVITIES FOR ALL SO FAR INCLUDE Capoeira African Martial Demonstrations, International All African Inventors Museum, Jewellery Making, Drumming Workshops, 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 is visiting from Ghana, West Africa for the first will be a special guest
storyteller in the Knowledge Bookstore Storytelling Circle.

WEBSITE: http://www.oware.ca/

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