MHS Multicultural Dinner 2012: Ethiopia


The Manitoba Historical Society invites you to its 2012 Multicultural Dinner featuring the Ethiopian community in Manitoba.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Ethiopian Society of Winnipeg
215 Selkirk Avenue

This year the MHS Multi-cultural dinner will feature Manitoba's Ethiopian community. The event will be held at the Ethiopian Society of Winnipeg, 215 Selkirk Avenue, near the northwest corner of Main Street. Parking is available on Selkirk Avenue and side streets, as well as on Main Street after 5:30 p.m. The building is not wheel-chair accessible; it has a short flight of stairs.

Cocktail hour begins at 6:00 with a cash bar featuring traditional Ethiopian beer. Wine will also be available. During cocktail hour, there will also be a traditional coffee ceremony, as Ethiopia is the “birthplace” of coffee! The buffet dinner follows at 7:00 p.m. After dinner there will be a performance by Ethiopian dancers. The guest speaker is Dr. Taye Zegeye, former President of the Ethiopian Society of Winnipeg, speaking on the history of the Ethiopian community in Manitoba.

Enjoy authentic Ethiopian dishes including injera (flatbread), various wats (stews) and dishes featuring berbere (mixed spices), beef, red lentils, chick peas, curry, rice with vegetables, dessert and - of course - coffee.

Cost per person is $24.00 including taxes for MHS members, and $26.00 including taxes for non-MHS members.

For more information, call Carl James at 204-631-5971.

Please contact the MHS Office (204-947-0559) to make reservations by 18 April 2012. We accept Visa and Mastercard. Tickets are not available at the door.

Posted: 4 February 2012, updated 29 March 2012