Celebrate Sierra Leone's Independence Day with Us! SALNAM Invites Community Members to Attend the Occasion in Grand Style!

By Amadu Sidi Bah, Winnipeg, Canada. April 26, 2024.

Spring is here and the lovely weather is knocking on our doors to come out and celebrate!

Join us this Saturday, April 27, 2024 as we commemorate a historic milestone in our motherland’s history—the anniversary of our nation's independence on April 27, 1961. This year, we invite you to be part of a joyous celebration that honors our rich heritage, resilience, and the spirit of unity that defines us as Sierra Leoneans.

Why we are celebrating our Independence Day?

April 27th holds profound significance as the day Sierra Leone emerged as a sovereign nation, casting off the shackles of colonial rule from the British Empire. It marks a pivotal moment when our people embraced self-determination and embarked on a journey of nation-building, guided by the principles of freedom, unity, and progress. We have come a long way today. Our ancestors and fathers of the nation have fought hard for the survival of the nation and we owed them immense duty to always commemorate their achievements. At 63 years on April 27, 2024, the nation has had its challenges as well as its remarkable achievements.

*What in store for you in this year’s celebration?

1. Cultural Extravaganza: Experience the vibrant sights and sounds of Sierra Leonean culture. From traditional music and dance performances to colorful attire and culinary delights, immerse yourself in the essence of our proud heritage.

2. Honoring Our Heroes : Let us pay tribute to the courageous individuals who paved the way for our independence. Their sacrifices and unwavering commitment to freedom inspire us to continue striving for a better future.

3. Community Celebration: This is more than just an event; it's a gathering of families, friends, and neighbors coming together to celebrate our shared identity as Sierra Leoneans. It's a time to strengthen bonds and foster unity within our community.

4. Reflect and Inspire : Take a moment to reflect on the significance of independence and what it means for our nation today. Let us draw inspiration from our history as we chart a course towards a brighter tomorrow.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to be part of a momentous occasion. Together, let's make this Independence Day celebration one for the history books!

Join Us in Celebration

Date: April 27th 2024

Time: 7: 00 pm to 7:45 pm- meet and greet. Event starts -8:50 pm to 1:00am.

Location: Jamaican Hall, 1098 Winnipeg Avenue, Winnipeg.

Cover charge :Adult- $30.