a) Heritage Festival:
On yearly basis, CAFA partakes in the Heritage Festival __a celebration of differences and recognition of diversity. This festival is indeed the largest one in North America, where over sixty ethnic groups across the world attend and share their history and culture. The purpose of our participation is to shed some lights onto various Arabic cultural manifestations, their great significance, and the value they constitute on the historical, social, academic and economic level. Throughout our cuisine, displays of artifacts and various art items, CAFA strives to connect our contemporary generation with their roots and ancestors, and enlighten others of our heritage and civilizations as Arabs. We Endeavour to communicate an infinite array of disciplines including philosophy, literature, poetry, and medicine amongst other contributions by Arabs all over the world. The Heritage Festival is an expressive way to celebrate our glorious heritage, culture and traditions as Arabs. Our contribution plays an important role in adding structure to our social lives, and connecting us with our history and past. CAFA was one of the main founders of the Heritage Day Festival, and we have successfully maintained first place rank in many areas such as pavilion and exhibits. Becoming a member of our Arab pavilion is open to all by contacting our office. So far, CAFA has earned:
Best Pavilion Management, (12 years in total)
Most Innovative Pavilion, (6 years in total)
Best Kitchen, (seven years in total)
Best Entertainment. (2 years)
Most Culturally Authentic (3 years
b) Arabian Knights folklore:
Our Arabian Knights folklore team perform Dabke, an Arab folk dance native to and largely performed in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Hatay and Northern Saudi Arabia. Dabke combines circle dance and line dancing and is widely performed at weddings and other joyous occasions. The line forms from right to left. The leader of the dabke heads the line, alternating between facing the audience and the other dancers. In English, its name is also transliterated dabka, dabki, dabkeh.
- The winner of the Nina Temperly Award for best Overall Pavilion Managements for: 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009.
- The winner of Best Entertainment in 1997 and 2000.
- The winner of Most Innovative Pavilion Award for 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2008.
- The winner of Best Kitchen Award for 1996, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
- Runner up for Best Overall Pavilion for 1995, 1997 and 2007.
The winner of Most Culturally Authentic in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009.