October 14, 2010
One more step has been made for Oware to become a resource used regularly in our classrooms within the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). Kwabena and I met with representatives of the TDSB's Models Schools on Tuesday October 12. We did a 15 minutes presentation of our product and 8 of the 15 principals in attendance showed significant interest. We are now waiting on the follow up.
I have also completed a short instructive Play Oware Video that complements the rules brochure and the Teaching aid information kit. This video can now be viewed on You Tube. In addition to this video the Toronto Catholic District School has a video of their March 2010 Oware Tournament produced by the Toronto Insider also on You Tube. Mello Ayo was the first to feature me talking about this great product in his You Tube Video.
Another great milestone is that the Toronto District Public Library has initiated their own Play Oware program at York Woods. Interested teen can go to the Library's website and sign up to play.
On Saturday October 23, 2010 MACPRI will officially launch the Oware Canada website and registration for the October 2011 Toronto International Oware Tournament. Participants have arlready started to register and pay their $10.00 fee. The Tournament is only open to Canadian residents. Participants much be at least 12 years old. $3000 in cash and prizes will be awarded with the top prize being $1000.00.
For Tournament registration information email firstname.lastname@example.org.