The annual African Ekassa Cultural Festival drew about 700 people to celebrate the many facets of African culture.
The event, on Aug. 11 at Swangard Stadium, featured music, food, dance, art, storytelling and drumming, showcasing different cultures from the continent.
"The event was very colourful, because we had representatives from all the communities in the Lower Mainland," said organizer Osakue Ukponrefe. "The event was very peaceful with smiles on people's faces."
There were also African rappers, a soccer game, lots of dancing from the crowd, and drummers who used "talking drums" to communicate with each other.
Next year's festival will be also be at Swangard.