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February 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

VANSDA Announces the Launch of its Legacy Series Coffee

Kentville – VANSDA is excited to announce the launch of Legacy Series Coffee. This launch introduces a new and innovative avenue to increase the awareness of African Canadian / Nova Scotian history throughout the Province of Nova Scotia and beyond. By entering into a partnership agreement with Just Us!  Coffee Roasters Co-op, we have created a unique specialty coffee brand with labels promoting various historic persons of African descent, important to not only Nova Scotia but also Canada. The official launch date for the first in the Series, a tribute to William Hall VC under the label VictoriUS! (a medium roast specialty coffee) is February 8, 2019 and will take place at Wheelock Dining Hall, Acadia University, Wolfville.

         VANSDA believes VictoriUS and the subsequent featured labels Rose Fortune – IndustrioUS! Marcus Garvey – AmbitioUS! and Portia White – MomentoUS! will enable the organization which has operated for 2 decades, continued development of resources in support of the African Nova Scotian community. This new initiative is part of a multi- phase anti- racism and education direction that has been initiated aimed at assisting the development of welcoming workplaces, communities and decreasing the impact of racism endured by black and brown persons throughout the province. ‘Our goal is to bring history into homes and offices in a new and unique manner’.

         Just Us!

Founded in 1995 as Canada’s first fair trade coffee roaster, Just Us! is a worker co-operative exclusively roasting specialty grade, certified fair trade and organic coffee. They work hard to preserve the integrity of the supply chain, from seed to cup. ‘Proud to say we are a company where fairness and transparency aren’t just buzzwords, but the lens through which we operate our business’.

This product partnership, a first of its kind, looks to combine the best of both organizations. The ‘Legacy Series’ will allow for support of African Nova Scotian interests to be impacted by individuals and companies throughout the province and beyond through its purchase.

With the support of Chartwells Food Services at Acadia University we are pleased to launch the series and partner with the Black Students Association at Acadia to kickoff African Heritage Month Activities on campus.

The theme of African Heritage Month 2019 is Our History is YOUR History. Legacy Series Coffee highlights persons that have had an impact in Nova Scotia and Canada.

VANSDA – 61 Webster St., Kentville NS, B4N1H4- 902 678-7410



February 8, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Wheelock Dining Hall
44 Highland Ave
Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 2R6 Canada
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(902) 697-3117
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