The Zimbabweans In Yellowknife Association (ZIYA) held its first Christmas party on Dec. 14 in the Chateau Nova Hotel. The association, which formed two years ago aims to support the local Zimbabwean community and maintain Zimbabwean culture in Yellowknife. The community has about 300 members, said association president Sesulelo Mubaya. ZIYA plans to hold a Zimbabwean-focussed event for Black History Month in February.

Hiwet Ghebreab, left. and Belinda Lusinga at the Christmas party. (Blair McBride/NNSL photo)

Chelsea Mufandaedza, left, Amelia Sibanda and Ethan Tsikira stand by the Christmas tree. (Blair McBride/NNSL photo)


Lise Theriault, left, Matt Zwane, Zimbabweans In Yellowknife Association (ZIYA) president Sesulelo Mubaya and Noma Khumalo enjoy dinner at the ZIYA Christmas party. (Blair McBride/NNSL photo)
Ethan Tsikira, left, Zoe Tsikira, and Michelle Moyo pose at the ZIYA Christmas party. (Blair McBride/NNSL photo)

Blair McBride

Blair McBride covers the Legislative Assembly, business and education. Before coming to Yellowknife he worked as a journalist in British Columbia, Thailand and Ontario. He studied journalism at Western...

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