Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2016 - Page 126

Service Beyond Self Monifa Ayinde | Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine

President of the Grenadian Cultural Association of British Columbia

Her confidence is palpable, her charm, undeniable.
But these are not the only attributes Monifa Ayinde
can claim. She is also resourceful, extremely
organized and a natural-born leader. A Grenadian
by birth, Monifa has led the GCABC selflessly for
the past 13 years. Born in Grand Anse St, George’s,
Grenada, she migrated to Vancouver, British
Columbia in 1971. Presently semi-retired she is the
mother of two and grandmother of one delightful
Monifa was employed by the Province of B.C. for
over twenty five years after which she worked with
Douglas College, David Lam Campus for over 5 years.
She was the recipient of various awards, including
The Dame Nita Barrow Award for Community
Service in B.C. presented by the Barbados Cultural
Association of BC, The National Congress of Black
Women Foundation Award for Community Service
and the Vancouver Police Department Award for
Service to the Diversity in Policing. In 2012 Monifa
was appointed to The International Diaspora
Consultative Committee (IDCC) for Grenada’s
On the light side, Monifa enjoys reading, music,
travel, dancing and entertaining.