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Zapata , K. (2021, December 14). Providing newcomers with culturally appropriate food not easy, says Calgary organization | CBC News. CBCnews. Retrieved January 20, 2022, from https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/umoja-community-mosaic-food-1.6283799

Chorney-Booth, E. (2020, December 6). How calgary charities and non-profits are adapting to survive the pandemic. Avenue Calgary. Retrieved January 20, 2022, from https://www.avenuecalgary.com/city-life/how-calgary-charities-and-non-profits-are-adapting-to-survive-the-pandemic/

Global News. (2020, April 9). Calgary Cares: Soccer Without Boundaries takes on new challenge during COVID-19 crisis. Retrieved from https://globalnews.ca/video/6803418/soccer-without-boundaries-takes-on-new-challenge-during-covid-19-crisis/

Valleau, N. (2019, August 20). ‘You don’t need to speak English to play soccer’: Calgary camp embraces cultural differences

CBC News. Retrieved from https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-soccer-camp-embraces-cultural-differences-1.5252609

Small, K. (2018, November 20). Stampede honours outstanding Calgarians at 2018 Western Legacy Awards. Global News. Retrieved from https://globalnews.ca/news/4683754/calgary-stampede-western-legacy-awards/

Mingo, R. (2018, January 2). Compelling Calgarian: Jean Claude Munyezamu. calgaryherald. Retrieved January 20, 2022, from

https://calgaryherald.com/life/relationships/compelling-calgarian-jean-claude-munyezamu

CBC/Radio Canada. (n.d.). He escaped genocide in Rwanda. Now he brings Calgary Kids together through soccer. CBCnews. Retrieved January 20, 2022, from https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/983028291806

Fortney, V. (2016, October 5). Fortney: Vital Signs takes pulse of city in challenging times.

edmontonjournal. Retrieved from https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/fortney-vital-signs-takes-pulse-of-city-in-challenging-times

Lo, T. (2016, August 12). Calgary Police kick off match against kids from Soccer Without Boundaries

CBC News. Retrieved from https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/cops-kids-soccer-without-boundaries-1.371897

Awards

Here is a partial list of awards won by Umoja Community Mosaic, Soccer Without Boundaries and our founder, Jean Claude Munyezamu:

  • 2012 The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • 2018 Calgary Stampede’s Western Legacy Award for Innovation
  • 2018 Calgary Herald’s One of Twenty Compelling Calgarians
  • 2020 Glenbrook Community Association Partnership Award
  • 2021 Government of Alberta Community Justice Award for Leadership
  • 2021 The Lieutenant Governor’s Group Spirit of Community Leadership Award
  • 2021 Calgary Black Achievement Award for Community Service
  • 2022 John Buckler Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to the Sport of Soccer