From l to r Dr. Geraldine Browning (Board Chair) Dr. Rudy Ffrench, Beverly Johnson, Rita Jardine, Catherine Tolbert, Dennis Jackson, Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard
The Valley African Nova Scotian Development Association (VANSDA) recently held the 20th Annual General Meeting of the organization. With Special Guest, Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard and drumming provided by the Imani Youth Drummers under the leadership of Lawrence Parker, the function highlight was the naming of 6 Honorary Legacy Board Members. These individuals have contributed to the organization growth and management for 25 years while also maintaining roles and providing expertise to other organizations and groups in Nova Scotia. In recognition of their commitment to the VANSDA organization each was presented with a personal Kente Cloth stole recognizing their status as Elders within the African Nova Scotian community of the Annapolis Valley.
Board members named for 2019/ 20 are Craig Gibson, Bev Greenlaw, Sheldon States, Bette Salsman, Claudine Bonner, Devon Adams, Mark Riley, Leonard Omwenga, Dr. Geraldine Browning