Each year in June CAMOLA members celebrate their children and youth. Traditionally in Cameroon National Youth Day is celebrated in February but because of the snow in Massachusetts we celebrate in June. The flag was raised at City Hall on Saturday June 13th. Sharing in our celebration was Lowell City Mayor Rodney Elliot and our sister City Councilor Rita Mercier. On Sunday, June 14th the celebration continued with games, competitions, science experiments and food at Shedd Park. Our children our are future and we must take time to celebrate and honor them!
Greater Lowell Community Foundation will be hosting the 4th annual bike-a-thon (River Ride) this year on Saturday September 26, 2015. CAMOLA's participation in this event last year was a huge success. We raised about $4000 for our scholarship fund. Thanks to your generous financial sponsorship, CAMOLA awarded its first scolarship to a well deserving Lowell High School graduate in 2014.
CAMOLA will again be participating in the bike-athon this year. Please follow this link to donate and read more on this event.
Camola again had a successful campain this year in the Greater lowell Community Foundation River Ride. The weather was great and ridership this year was at record levels. Riders this year also
finished the race at a record pace. Our very own Lead rider Mr. Vighoti came in second (just behind this guy)- handilly beating his previous record . Camola chearleaders were again out in force this year.
If you missed attending this year, please click any of the thumbnail pictures bellow and enjoy the show.
Plan on attending next year
Please donate to this cause by mailing donation check to:
CAMOLA, P.O. Box 1183, Lowell, MA 01853 with Memo showing: Village School Project.
CAMOLA's primary Goal is to bring together all the peoples in the City of Lowell affiliated to Cameroon, and share the cultural heritage with the rest of the Citizens of Lowell. Specifically, CAMOLA's Purpose as an Association in the Greater Lowell area, are as follows:
Camola is a regular participant in The City of Lowell's Annual City of Lights Parade & Holiday Celebration. This is a very festive family event during - lots of lights, music, floats, live performers. Camola also prepares food and serves regularly at the Eliot Presbyterian Church's Community Table. This is a weekly event and open to anyone in the community who may not have enough to eat.
Another worthwhile cause for Camola is participating in the annual Pantry Raid – A Neighborhood Food Drive " The Merrimack Valley Food Bank is a community-supported 501C-3 non-profit organization that provides nutritious food and personal care items to emergency feeding programs serving the low-income, homeless and hungry. We are one of four food banks in Massachusetts that serves food pantries, shelters and meal programs that in turn, serve individuals and families"
The City of Lowell is the fourth largest city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its strategic location at the intersections of Routes 495, 93 and 3, provides excellent access to all points of interest in Massachusetts as well as New Hampshire and Maine. Commuter rail also provides an easy 40-minute ride to Boston's North Station.
This is a fun filled community and familly event - punctuated with live performances, picture taking with Santa, extravagantly decorated floats, candy etc. The parade ends with the lighting of the City hall - officially luanching the Holliday season in the City.
If you have not participated in this event before, please plan to attend this year. You would not regret it. Bring the whole family, friends and neighbors.