The North Texas Guyanese Association was formed in the summer of 2009 spearheaded by four (4) families who wanted a place to meet, and exchange views, reminisce, and maintain the Guyanese culture whilst keeping in touch with the happenings back in Guyana.
Initially having weekly gatherings at each other’s house fulfilled that need. This was followed by the first annual family picnic in 2010. Out of these activities, the North Texas Guyanese Association was formed. The association purpose is to promote the Guyanese and Caribbean culture and heritage in the North Texas and surrounding areas.
The group believed that Guyana’s unique culture which is admired by many should always be shared and preserved as a memorable way of life.
After the launching of the North Texas Guyanese Association, the group grew to include several other notable members who helped to mold it into what it has become today.
The mission and mandate of the North Texas Guyanese Association is to further the cultural heritage and social wellbeing of the Guyanese and Caribbean communities in North Texas and surrounding areas.
The founding members of the group are:
Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Crandon
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Belle
Mr. and Mrs. John Belle
Mr. Allan Wilson