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Events

2017 Halton Freedom Festival

August 4 to September 2, 2017

This is your opportunity to participate as a vendor in the inaugural Halton Freedom Festival taking place from August 4th to September 2nd.  It the vision of the Halton Black History Awareness Society to celebrate Halton's diverse cultures as a model to like organizations, educators, contributors and historians through Cultural Education, Cultural Enhancement and Cultural Entertainment.

All venues are open and promoted to the public.

Click here to download the Freedom Fesitval 2017 Poster (pdf).

The 2017 venues include:

Art Exhibition

Freedom Festival 2017 Art Exhibition

Colours of Ontario - Four Seasons

Reception: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 • 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
General Showing: August 23 to September 2 •  9:00 am TO 8:00 pm

Town of Halton Hills Cultural Centre
Helson Gallery
9 Church St., Georgetown

For more information click here contact us.
Click here to download the Art Exhibition Poster (pdf).

Black History Speakers' Forum

Friday, August 4, 2017
Registration: 6:30 to 7:00 pm • Event: 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Admission: $25 (Early Bird) • $30 At Door • Seniors & Students $20

Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON

This event includes historical, genealogical, and cultural speakers, music and spoken word plus a marketplace of historical book suppliers and community/cultural vendors. 

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For more information click here contact us.
Click here to download the Speaker's Poster (pdf).

Festival Celebration

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Spencer Smith Park
Burlington, Ontario

Exquisite musical and dance acts, youth and children's events, artistic/musical and historical forums, and an extensive marketplace of cultural cuisine and memorabilia, historical and community literature and exceptional multi cultural ambiance.

For more information click here contact us.

Past Events

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Wednesday Feb. 1 - Milton Public Library, 1010 Main Street East, Milton                                       7:00 PM - 8:30 PM  Main Library

Learn about Canada's rich and vibrant Black history, and celebrate the heritage that Black Canadians brought to this area. Hear personal stories about growing up in the "last retreat of the Underground Railroad" from Dennis Scott, founder and Chair of the Halton Black History Awareness Society.

 

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Incorporation Launch & Fundraiser

Friday, October 21, 2016

Thank you to the Blackburn Band for providing us with great entertainment at the Halton  Naval Veterans Association Hall, Burlington.

2016 Juno Nominee
Best Blues Band in Canada
Rolling Stone Magazine (2015)
2010 Maple Blues Award

Please visit their website at: http://www.blackburnbrothersmusic.com/

Thank you Councillor, Paul Sharman, Burlington Ward 5 and Hamilton Black History Association President, Evelyn Myrie  for their words of congratulations, support. and encouragement.

The event was total success with Lisa Scott, MC, and Keynote Speaker; Peter Slack, Sound & Recording Engineer and our HBHAS volunteers and committee members.

Thank you to all those who supported the HBHAS through donations and by attending this inaugural event!

 

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Natasha Henry  Founder of Fundi Educational Resources, Curriculum Development Support Resources Focusing on African Canadian History; Curriculum Consultant, Public & Private School Educator; Workshop Facilitator, Author and Keynote Speaker

 Author Natasha Henry “Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada”

“The creation, development and evolution of this distinct African-Canadian practice …shows the significant role Emancipation Day played in many communities, and the continuing significance it has for people from coast to coast” www.dundurn.com

 

Joseph Brant Day Pan AM / Parapan Am Celebrations

August 3rd 2015, LaSalle Park, Burlington

 

The Halton Black History Awareness Society (HBHAS) is pleased to present Natasha Henry, http://teachingafricancanadianhistory.weebly.com/) Founder of Fundi Educational Resources, speaking on local Black history and Canada's Emancipation Celebrations.

Recipient of the Gold 2014 Moonbeam’s Children’s Books Award for multicultural nonfiction, writer of 2 books on Emancipation Celebrations in Canada and a 3 book series by the Sankofa Black Heritage Collection, Natasha’s presentation will focus on the importance of cultural and historical education in the Private & Public school sectors.

Natasha will be an exceptional and important collaborator towards promoting inclusivity through educating our "Community, Roots and Cultures" as a model for diverse community groups.

We welcome you, and your friends and relatives, to experience this cultural and community appreciation and look forward to your participation and discussion. 

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