- A night of Culture, good food, and fun! -
CICOO MULTICULTURAL EVENT
CICOO 2023 Annual Multicultural Event is here!
You are invited to join us on June 3rd, 2023 at St Joseph Parish Hall
151 Laurier Ave E Ottawa ON.
Doors Open at 6:00p.m.
Buffet Dinner ($30.00) at 7: 00p.m
Followed By Special Keynote Speakers & Multi Cultural Show
Music by: Dj Sunshine (Patrick Joseph)
Catering by: Host India Restaurant, 622 Montreal Rd, Ottawa
Purchase Dinner Ticket :
Watch Video Highlights & Interview's Here
Caribbean Arts, Dance, Music and Culture
The Indo-Caribbean dance and music is unique in its own with an amalgam of Indian, Chinese, African, Middle Eastern, Latin, East Asian and European cultures because of the melting pot of the Caribbean islands. This unique culture, dance, music and tradition and cuisine is being shared with the Canadian community every year by CICOO.
CICOO Fest 2023 Artists
This year’s Fest features Artists from the Churun Meru Folklore Dance Group whose colorful dance, music and song sequences will be air virtually. You can find more information about this dance group at this link: https://www.facebook.com/ChurunMeruDanceGroup/
Canadian Indo Caribbean Organization of Ottawa – CICOO, has been celebrating the heritage and culture of Indo-Caribbean people through music, dance and dinner every year since 2004 as a committee. It was formally registered as a Federal Not-for-profit in 2020 and will continue its track record of collaborating on philanthropic causes by itself and other not-for-profit organizations.
Promote Indo-Caribbean cultural heritage in Canada.
Undertake charitable and philanthropic initiatives and contributions to the society.
Following the traditions of their ancestors, CICOO’s mission is to bring a sense of community,
philanthropic values, ethics of hard work and compassion, among people of Indo Caribbean origin so that they continue to contribute positively towards Canadian society for generations to come.
Philanthropy over the years.
CICOO is formally registered as a Not for profit in 2020. However, CICOO committee has had a long track record of helping philanthropic causes by working together with other not for profit organizations, charities and philanthropic groups since 2004. Some of these are organizations were CICU FM93.1; The Great India Festival; The Telugu Association; ICOBC; ICCC of Ottawa.
On May 30,1845 the first ship arrived in the Caribbean Region bringing East Indians from India to work as indentured laborer's. The majority of the new arrivals were from Calcutta, Uttar Pradesh, province of Bihar. These immigrants were settled primarily in Trinidad, Guyana, and Surinam.
In Spite of the harsh treatment and deplorable conditions, which these East Indians endured, many of them were able to maintain their rich cultural identity and values. The “Indian Arrival” day is an official holiday in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, commemorates the arrival of East Indians to Trinidad and Tobago over 100 years ago. May 30th is the day to celebrate the East Indians that have made outstanding contributions to shaping the cultural mosaic, driving the economic prosperity and building strong nations in the Caribbean.
The immigrant Indo-Caribbean people have brought their sense of community, philanthropic values, hard work ethics, and dedication to their new home in Canada. Today, Indo-Caribbean people continue to weave rich colour into the fabrics of Canadian Society.
Here in Ottawa, far away from home, the Celebration of the “Indian Arrival” day is indicative of the strong bond which links the sons and daughters of Trinidad & Tobago now living in Ottawa and elsewhere in Canada with its Motherland”.
Each year the CICOO invites the Canadian community at large for dinner and an evening of cultural entertainment and dance in recognition of the continued contributions of the Indo-Caribbean community in Canada.
firstname.lastname@example.org & 613-744-6945
P.O. Box 20354 Ottawa On. K1N 1A3
- CULTURE -
Preforming artist, guest speakers!
Traditional Indian food
“With the participation of the Government of Canada.”
<<Avec la participation du government du Canada.>>