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. Gemini Pangroove Steelpan Lee Miller, YRAACC Executive Director – Libation Ceremony Jerisha Grant-Hall, NACCA Chairperson -Opening Remarks & Land Acknowledgement Glenn Marais – Master of Ceremonies Julia Jones – National & Black Anthems MP Tony Van Bynen – Message from Federal Government Afiwi Groove School – Afrobeats Dance & Drumming Medley Mayor John Taylor, Town of Newmarket Natacia Gifford – Contemporary Dance Solo, “Rise up” by Andra Day Minister Christine Elliott – Message from Province Tom-Tom Foli – Interactive Drumming Mary Batista, York Catholic District School Board Nigel Gaskell – “Hymn to Freedom” by Oscar Peterson Louise Sirisko, York Region District School Board Jayla Hall – Spoken Word Poetry, “printer.” Chief MacSween, Message on behalf of York Regional Police Pauline Jones, NACCA Director – Closing Remarks Gemini Pangroove Steelpan

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