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December 31, 2021 | Vision Newspaper |

In the spirit of Kwanzaa, the Canadian Kwanzaa Association presents a Day Of Afya Virtual Health Summit

Afya means health in Swahili and it follows the other 7 principles of Kwanzaa which are celebrated from December 26th – January 1st.  The Canadian Kwanzaa Association is proud to say that Toronto and Brampton city council has again declared Dec 26th – Jan 1st as Kwanzaa Week, the first in Canadian history ever produced in Toronto in 2018 per the CKA request.

For the Day Of Afya(Health) we have put together an international list of thought leaders to speak on health issues to source solutions and options so we may all live full and  healthy lives.

Guest Speakers/Facilitators:

10am – 11am  Kwanzaa 7 Principles discussion with Canadian Kwanzaa Association, Toronto UNIA – ACL & Artist Jay Hawkins Sr and Meditation  Kofi Morris of Cosmic Wellness

11am – 12pm  Weight Loss & Confidence gain – Marsha Mcwilson Niagara Falls Music Hall of Famer & Quadir Lateef Global Hip-Hop Star

11:45 pm – 12:00 pm – Yoga – Taminka Jones of Yoga me BLAC

2021 AFYA AWARDS PRESENTATION – Radio personality Adriana Viverette & Coach Kofi Morris

12pm  -1 pm  Teas, Herbs & THC  Shareese Robinson Humble Highness Healing Tea, Jamaal Coleman Laughing Gas and Gizelle Stokes Grower’s Dream Hydroponic, Organics and Herbal Shop

1pm – 2pm – Mental Health – Margo Thompson Registered Psychotherapist

2pm – 3pm – Home Workouts  Fitz “The W.H.I.P.” Vanderpool 6x Boxing Champion & Trainer, Kendra Shae-Marie Mullings Rainbow Kids Yoga session

3pm – 4pm – Breaking Addictions – Richard Kojo Bonsu Addo-Kessie Author of The M.A.P. Book Mind Assistance Program and Stan “The Man” Martin CEO of Stan Martin Consulting

4pm – 5pm COVID 19 dedication ceremony & closing prayer – Shareese Robinson Humble Highness Healing, Marsha Mcwilson Niagara Falls Music Hall of Famer

For details on all of our speakers please visit

The Afya Online Institute – In early 2022, The Canadian Kwanzaa Association plans on launching the Afya Online Institute which will be a virtual space for Black health care professionals to ensure that they can continue serving their clients through our website and app.  We will also launch a business directory featuring their businesses at in February.

Quote from the chairman of the Canadian Kwanzaa Association, Dewitt Lee III

“We have celebrated Kwanzaa for over 50 years now and we felt it was time to use our platform to speak specifically to the health disparities and challenges of those of African descent.  We have a history of suppressing our emotional, mental and physical ailments and we need an outlet to express ourselves and heal ourselves. In the spirit of Kwanzaa, give our community an opportunity to start the new year off with support and strategies to begin the road to recovery now so that 2022 may be a time of restoration and revitalization.”

SOURCE Kwanzaa Canada

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