Ethiopians in Winnipeg and Brandon Area Held a Successful GERD Fundraising Event

በዊኒፔግ፣ብራንደንና አካባቢው የሚገኙ ኢትዮጵያዊያን እና ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያዊያን የተሳካ የታላቁ ህዳሴ ግድብ የገቢ ማሰባሰቢያ ዝግጅት አካሄዱ፣

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The October 3, 2015 Fundraising Event has been Cancelled

It is with deep sadness that Ethio Abay Development Association of BC informs you the death of Lemlem Seyoum Zegeye, a long time resident of Vancouver.

Lemlem was a hard working mother who ran (along with her family) Fassil Ethiopian Restaurant on East Broadway (at Fraser) for many years. She is survived by her two children and husband. May her soul rest in peace. May the Almighty God be with the bereaved. We will miss her very much.

In her honour, Ethio Abay Development Association of BC has cancelled the fundraising event that was scheduled to take place this Saturday, October 3, 2015. We will inform you when we re-schedule the fundraising event.

Funeral arrangements will be arranged by the family in the coming days.

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The October 3rd Fundraising Event Got a Media Coverage (3 minutes Audio)

Solomon Tekalign of Tsenat Radio in Atlanta, GA covers Ethio Abay Development Association of BC’s fundraising event, with a 3 minutes detailed information.

We appreciate this great coverage by Solomon.

Click below to listen the Amharic coverage:

We look forward to seeing you all at this event.

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Ethio Abay Development Association of BC to Hold GERD Fundraising Event on October 3, 2015

VANCOUVER, BC – September 18, 2015 — Ethio Abay Development Association of BC (EADABC) will be holding a fundraising event to raise funds for the GERD project.

Where: At Axum Restaurant – 1279 East Hastings Street Vancouver, BC [Google Map]

When:  Saturday October 3, 2015 6:30 PM

All are welcome to attend this important fundraising event.

Extraordinary guests of honour will be on the stage to explain about the GERD project, Ethiopia’s development efforts, and Ethiopia’s Diaspora engagement in the development of the country. Please don’t miss this opportunity. Come and enjoy your evening by partaking Ethiopian traditional meals, dancing the night away with great cultural DJ music.

Tickets are only $30.00 CAD, which includes a buffet dinner.

For tickets or additional information, please contact anyone of the following phone numbers:

  • 778 896 9985
  • 604 716 1581
  • 778 960 7993
  • 604 721 7252

Photo: GERD Project

About the GERD Project:

Looking forward to seeing you all!!!


Source: EADABC



The 2015 Ethiopian Diaspora Festival to Open Today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Schedule Included)

The first ever Ethiopian Diaspora Festival will open today, August 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Millennium Hall, near Bole International Airport. The festival, scheduled for five days (August 12 to 16), is geared towards engaging the Diaspora to participate in the development of the country.

Several speakers are scheduled to share their experiences and leaders of the country are also expected to address the crowd. By noon today, there were thousands of people trying to register at the hall. Those who pre-registered at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office can avoid the lineup and go to the badge collection desk and claim their “Participant” ID card.

Provided that there is an Internet access at the hall, we will tweet live using our twitter handle ethioabaybc –

The high level schedule is as follows (East African Time, EAT):

Wednesday, August 12, 2015:

  • 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM – Registration;
  • 2:00 PM – Opening

Thursday, August 13, 2015:

  • 8:30 AM – GTP1 and GTP2 Discussion

Friday, August 14, 2015:

  • 8:30 AM – Panel Discussion

Saturday, August 15, 2015:

  • 8:00 AM – Visit Addis Ababa and Bishoftu

Sunday, August 16, 2015:

  • 2:00 AM – Closing

We have also been informed that a visit to the GERD site and/or Gilgel Gibe site will be arranged after the festival is completed; sometime next week.

We will update this schedule as it becomes available.

Happy event to everyone, and we sincerely thank those who organized this event!

We look forward to attending this historic event!!!




President Obama Visits Ethiopia

President Obama’s speech at the Ethiopian National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia:

President Obama’s speech at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

በውጭ አገር ለሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውን የተላለፈ ጥሪ – To all Ethiopians In Diaspora (Video)

Diaspora Festival will take place from August 12 to 19, 2015 in Addis Ababa.

The people of Ethiopia are inviting all Ethiopians in Diaspora to this very important festival.

በውጭ አገር ለሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውን የተላለፈ ጥሪ – To all Ethiopians In Diaspora

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