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Creole Heritage Association Canada

CHA Canada is a member-based cultural and historical organization. The purpose and mission of CHA Canada is to provide Creoles with a forum for collective cultural expression, a conduit for participation in the general affairs of Sierra Leoneans in the diaspora and in Sierra Leone and to raise funds to effect its goals and mission.

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After the success of this year's Creole Heritage Festival, we want to share our thanks to everyone that was a part of this special event. We made the news! Check out the articles covering the Creole Heritage Festival in the news.

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The Zion March

After the American War of Independence, converted slaves were freed and resettled, first in Nova Scotia and then in Sierra Leone (West Africa); hence the name of the capital city, Freetown. In 1792, the Zion Church, was built and it is now one of the legacies of the Nova Scotian settlers.

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Our History, Our Culture, Our Heritage

Fifteen ships left Halifax carrying about 1,200 passengers. In March, they arrived on the shores of the West African colony owned by a British philanthropic organization called the Sierra Leone Company. The Nova Scotia settlers built houses, established churches, started families and founded the city of Freetown.

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