Emmanuel Edoho

Emmanuel Edoho

Carnavale adds glamour

NANAIMO - Annual Arte De Carnavale, hosted by the Nanaimo African Heritage Society, is Saturday (Sept. 26) at Bowen Park.

Why not add a little mystery and glamour to your life?

This Saturday (Sept. 26) Nanaimo residents can by attending the annual Arte De Carnavale masquerade, hosted by the Nanaimo African Heritage Society. It features a dinner dance and murder mystery.

“It’s sexy and glamorous,” said Shalema Gantt, president of the Nanaimo African Heritage Society.

She invites people to dress up, enjoy themselves and learn about the Nanaimo African Heritage Society.

The society tries to find new ways to celebrate Culture Days and will also host a free event and fundraiser.The society has booked musical guests to perform for the downtown farmers’ market Friday (Sept. 25) from noon to 4 p.m. Gantt said people can enjoy the free entertainment, learn about the society and also buy tickets.

There is also an event for kids this year – Frozen Meets Monster High. Attendees can meet their favourite character and get a photo with them.

Gantt said she thought of the idea one morning when she felt like taking a break from the seriousness of life and eat sugary cereal and watch cartoons, and Monster High came on television.

The Frozen Meets Monster High costume party is Saturday (Sept. 26) noon to 3 p.m. at Bowen Park. Tickets are $10, parents get in free. The Arte De Carnavale is Sept. 26 at Bowen Park, doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30, $25 for members. Call 250-729-9332 for tickets.