On Saturday May 28, 2016, ACSCA will host its annual African Awards Dinner Gala at the Royal Palace Banquet Hall 7845 Edmonds Street in Burnaby. This 5th edition of the gala will be full of entertainment, cultural performances, and tons of food! Event starts at 6:00pm and Buffett dinner served at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The Buffett style dinner will be provided by the top 3 African Restaurants in the lower mainland; Axum Ethiopian Restaurant, Taste of Africa Restaurant (Ghana) and Rachel Akimbobola Caterer (Nigeria). There will also be FREE ONSITE BABYSITTING so parents can enjoy the evening while their kids are being looked after. A cash bar sponsored by Heineken Canada will be available so you can grab a drink and socialize with attendees and ofcorse DANCE DANCE DANCE until 2:00am!!

Grab your ticket by calling (604 807 3270; 778 990 6503; 604 441 9145)

Our nominee finalists are as follows:

African Player of the Year (Male): Gilbert Kyne (Liberia), Othmane Kabbadj (Morocco) and Dennis Lino (South Sudan).

Africa United Player of the Year (Female): Courtney Quon, Claudia Garzitto and Chelsea Hough.

African Player of the Year (U10): Taryck Tahid (Ghana), George Gikonyo (Kenya) and Zerubbabel Mandu Abera (Ethiopia)

African Player of the Year (U13): Aaron Dereje (Ethiopia), Seyi Balogun (Nigeria), and Valentine King (Uganda).

African Player of the Year (U16): Aziz Yousef (Somalia), Biniam Berhane (Ethiopia) and Kidus Achalu (Ethiopia).

African Tournament Guest Player of the Year (Non African); Danny Shorohov, Hugo Vasques, Mladen Ljumovic.

African All-Star Elite Team (ASET XI – Men); Gilbert Kyne (Liberia), Othmane Kabbadj (Morocco), Dennis Lino (South Sudan), Eric O. Ray (Kenya), Shukri Manzoul (Sudan), Peter Bidawi (South Sudan), Yassin Essa (Somalia), Isaac Kyei (Ghana), Dawit Genet (Ethiopia), Donald Kambere (Uganda) and Jallab Maki (South Sudan).

Lifetime Achievement – Citation of Excellence Award: Sipho Sibiya (South Africa)

Coach of the Year Award: Jerry Gbardy (Liberia)

African Business of the Year: Axum Ethiopian Restaurant

African Association of the Year Award: Liberian Association of BC.

For a video highlight preview from last year’s Dinner Gala, watch this video: 2015 African Awards Dinner Gala Highlights