The Yoruba community in Vancouver, is coming up with a massive multi-million dollar project. They intend to construct a “Yoruba House” and in Vancouver, Canada
According to Hon Wale Oladuntoye, the purposes of the Yoruba House, which will cost about 3.5 million dollars include the following:
To be used as a tool to create awareness about Yourba Culture
To serve as a centre for cultural activities
To be used to promote tourism both in Yoruba land and British Columbia
To house a showroom for pictures and artifacts from Yourba land and Canada.
To provide a centre for social events and activities
To host an office that serves as a contact point for new immigrants and refugees , and also provide an environment for dissemination and management of information related to settlement and job searches.
To provide an avenue for the Yorubas and other Nigerians to keep abreast of current news and information from home.
To provide a space for teaching the Yoruba language and culture to Nigerian and Nigerian Canadian children and others that show interest in the language.