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More than thiry years ago, a gentleman journeyed from Tanzania to this great country to make a new home, and saw the need to bring fellow Tanzanians together at least once a year. Arnold Mendes was instrumental in forming Tanzanite, and so began his dream together with 12 other fellow members to organize the first dinner dance. With a glowing heart he saw Tanzanite rise in this Northern Land with strength. From far and wide – fellow Tanzanians from across Canada and the United States began to attend this auspicious event.

Praise and thanks goes out to committees that followed, who continued to organize successful events from which the numbers in attendance grew. Our heartfelt gratitude to all past Presidents and committees for their contribution in making Tanzanite a success! With the need for some more fun – the annual picnic held in July followed with renowned record attendance. As members of the Tanzanite community moved into their seniors years – an event for them began not long ago, popularly known from back home as “Morning at Home”! In recent years, many young families have begun to attend this event, which has become more of a tribute to our seniors.

As we move forward, we encourage our Youth and Young Adults to join our events to keep the torch burning.

Ref: Tanzanite 2011, "Once Upon A Time"

Taken from Tanzanite 2013

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I commend Warren for being the President for 2017, he brought in many new ideas, and worked hard to give each and everyone a good time, I have know Warren for many years.... and he is a great guy and a Man of Integrity, he is involved with many Charity projects in Africa and beyond.
The Tanzanite is here to STAY... The Vision and the Dream of my good friend and best man Arnold Mendes... This Unity has kept us together for over 35 years, and as long as we have the Warren's, and the Steve's to continue with our Legacy... The Tanzanite will survive, AC and James have been very instrumental in getting our Youths involved ...
Thank you, " Keep the Dream Alive " ... Hakuna Matata...
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we will auction this off at the Dance.... ... See MoreSee Less

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Re Oct 7 35th Annual Dance and in general. Yesterday, i received an e-mail from a senior who wanted two tickets to the dance and asked if i could arrange a ride for them from the East end. This is a reminder that people that would like a ride to please let me know at tznite1718@gmail.com. These events give people an opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones so we don't want anyone to not come because they cannot get a ride.

If one would like to volunteer to help us with rides before we look at UBER etc, please also contact me. Thanks Warren
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for anyone interested in posting a message in our program for the dance, for $50, you can place a personal message for 30 words or less - memorial, best wishes etc. Contact me at tznite1718@gmail.com - Deadline is Sept 28. ... See MoreSee Less

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Annual Gala coming up Oct 7. Some cool surprises coming up. We will be auctioning off a unique painting at this year's dance amongst other things ... See MoreSee Less

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