By Eritrean Media
Eritrean nationals residing in the city of Toronto, Canada concluded their 18th annual Eritrea Festival under the theme “Vision Through Toil “.
The annual festival, held from August 4 to August 6 was attended by the heads of Eritrean communities and organizations, religious leaders, friends of Eritrea and the participation of thousands Eritreans from eastern Canada. Mr. Ahmed Iman, The head of Consular Affairs to Canada officially opened the Festival on August 4th 2018.
Mr. Ahmed Iman, Head of Consular Affairs at Consulate General of the State of Eritrea in Toronto Canada, conducted a seminar for the Eritrean community, where he updated the attendees of the situation in Eritrea and the region including the role of Eritrean diasporas towards the national development. He stressed the need to redouble their efforts in contributing towards Eritrea’s development especially given the positive developments occurring in the region.
On Sunday August 5th, the festival attendees gathered at Sheraton Hotel where they were entertained throughout the night by the Peace band led by Essayas Debessai. It was an incredible night packed with the young and old. Mr. Temesgen Tirfe, Chairman of ENHOC made remarks around the impressive turnout and thanked all the hard working people who made it possible. He also added that as they are celebrating the festival in this time of a promising prospect of peace and regional cooperation, and stability that the Eritrean community festivals have a significant contribution in solidifying unity and also conveying a societal values to our young generation.
Festival Eritrea is a dynamic experience filled with cultural shows, soccer tournaments and other sports activities that add color to the festivities. Furthermore, an award ceremony was staged at the closing ceremony by Mr. Ahmed Iman and the chairman of ENHOC Mr. Tirfe. The event concluded with a moment of silent remembering our fallen heroes and heroine following by national anthem successfully and with patriotism manner.
The Festival was highlighted by Cultural and artistic performances by Eritrean artists in Canada along with the led Star** Essayas Debessai from Eritrea.