People's Choice Award voting starts September 28th

Countdown to 2014 Obsidian Awards

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Sunday, October 12th, 2014


06:00pm – 10:00pm


Jack Singer Concert Hall

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  • What is Obsidian?

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Ian Keteku

2010 World Spoken Word Poetry champion

CEO Dancers

2013 Britain's Got Talent semi-finalists

Maxi Priest

What Made the 2013 Black Gold
Awards Successful?

Allowing for the all to be heard, the
People's Choice Awards were produced
for the people and by the people.

Through online voting and nominations submitted by both individuals and communities, potential barriers to participation were eliminated—truly enabling the assured accessibility for all those who wanted to voice their opinion. In tune with the principles of the People's Choice categories, the Community Awards also allowed for nominations by individuals and communities. However, with prudent deliberation, winners were determined by a selection committee made up of representatives from the following established community associations: Tanzania Community Association of Calgary, Kenyan Community Association of Calgary, University of Calgary African Students Association, Angolan Society of Calgary, Ghanaian Canadian Association of Calgary, Liberian Association of Calgary, Black American Blues Historical Society of Canada, African-American Canadian Cultural Society and the African/ Caribbean United Foundation of Alberta.

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Located in one of the most beautiful
and acoustically acclaimed venues in
North America.


EPCOR CENTRE's Jack Singer Concert Hall is home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
and EPCOR CENTRE's BD&P World Music Series, audiences are treated
to some of the world's finest musical events.

See you all on Sunday, October 12th 2014


About Us

Motivated by the principal of of possibility, the African, Caribbean and Afro-Canadian Cultural Society of Excellence (ACACSE) holds the vision of a world in which our youth are empowered to realize their potential as global leaders, regardless of their respective circumstances. A two–fold vision, through social events and gatherings, we also aim to reconnect generations within Alberta's diverse community— creating unity and fraternity amongst each other, and supporting our collective and unified culture's growth and contributions to society. The overarching objective of the ACACSE is to highlight the outstanding achievements of those who exemplify excellence within the Albertan culture sector.

Address and Phone

African, Caribbean and Afro-Canadian Cultural Society of Excellence
100, 111– 5 Avenue S.W. Suite #380
Calgary, Alberta, Canada