Fourteen-year-old Peter Anaide and 81-year-old-Samuel Stevens.
Fourteen-year-old Peter Anaide and 81-year-old-Samuel Stevens.

All invited to Oware tournament and fun day

By Admin Wednesday September 04 2013 in Entertainment
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MACPRI, in association with Success Beyond Limits, will present the 2nd Toronto International Oware Tournament and Family Fun Day on Saturday, September 28, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Westview Centennial Secondary School, 755 Oakdale Road (West of Jane St. off Finch) Ave.

 

The 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.

 

This year’s Oware Family Fun Day activities is a free admission family event with fun children’s activities, performances, storytelling, an African Market Place, Capoeira African martial arts demonstrations, an international All African Inventors Museum, jewellery making, drumming workshops, storytelling circles, head wrapping workshops, Afrobics, art and crafts and performances by community artists.

 

Nana Akpaabe Adessa Oji II, the seven-year-old daughter of the Oware Canada founder, who is visiting from Ghana, West Africa will be a special guest storyteller in the Knowledge Bookstore Storytelling Circle.

 

While the event is free, those wishing to participate in the tournament will be required to pay a fee of $10.00 to register, and cash prizes of $300.00 (first prize), $150.00 (second prize) and $50.00 (third prize) will be awarded. First to fourth place finishers will receive an Oware game board.

 

Oware Day 2011 was a huge success and attracted participants from all across Southern Ontario with 48 players sitting for the tournament. The goal for 2013 is a record 256 players who must be 12 years of age or older on September 28 in order to participate.

 

The 2013 Toronto Oware tournament will have a bonus round where Samuel Stevens, the 81-year-old 2011 Oware champion from Antigua & Barbuda, will face off against the new champion. This will be one of the 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, call 416-230-8301or email owarecanada@gmail.com.

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