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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

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

Global News. (2020, April 9). Calgary Cares: Soccer Without Boundaries takes on new challenge during COVID-19 crisis. Retrieved from

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

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Small, K. (2018, November 20). Stampede honours outstanding Calgarians at 2018 Western Legacy Awards. Global News. Retrieved from

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

CBC/Radio Canada. (n.d.). He escaped genocide in Rwanda. Now he brings Calgary Kids together through soccer. CBCnews. Retrieved January 20, 2022, from

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

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

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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 CUSA’s John Buckler Award
  • 2022 Volkswagen FC Game Changer Award
  • 2022 Immigrants of Distinction Award for Community Development Through Sport