Standing on Strong Shoulders – VIRTUAL Reception & Celebration Program

Description: Join us for the Black History Month 2021 Reception and Virtual Celebration Program featuring live entertainment, featured guests, spoken word poetry and more! Celebration Program –10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Enchanting Steelband Lee Miller, Libation Ceremony - Executive Director, York Region Alliance of African Canadian Communities (YRAACC) Jerisha Grant-Hall, NACCA Chairperson -Opening Remarks & Land Acknowledgement Glenn Marais – Master of Ceremonies Amanda Suzette Jones – National & Black Anthems Honourable Doug Ford Message from Ontario’s Premier Minister Christine Elliott – Message from Province Afiwi Groove School – Afrobeats Dance & Drumming Medley MP Tony Van Bynen – Message from Federal Government Natacia Gifford – Contemporary Dance Solo, “Rise up” by Andra Day Mayor John Taylor - Town of Newmarket Tom-Tom Foli – Interactive Drumming Chief MacSween, Message on behalf of York Regional Police Nigel Gaskell – “Hymn to Freedom” by Oscar Peterson Louise Sirisko, York Region District School Board Jaylah Hall – Spoken Word Poetry, “printer.” Mary Battista, York Catholic District School Board Pauline Jones, NACCA Director – Closing Remarks Enchanting Steelband The link to watch this event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTbMLM5VMkE

Start Time: February 6th, 2021 at 10:30am
End Time: February 6th, 2021 at 12:00pm
Location:
Address: Virtual

City: Newmarket
Province: ON
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Website: newmarket.ca/blackhistory