Mississauga Valley Community Centre, (Larry Taylor Auditorium),1275 Mississauga Valley Boulevard, Mississauga, ON February 21stfrom 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
February is Black History Awareness Month and Citizens for the Advancement of Community Development (CACD) is playing its part by raising awareness Of how black culture has greatly influenced our society.
On February 21st, we will host a day of community events and entertainment, focusing on Black Canadians and what they have done to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation we are today. The event will also highlight other cultures showcasing dance, fashion, poetry recitals and stressing our diversity and commonality in this cultural mosaic.
The Theme is, “CELEBRATING OUR DIVERSITY AND OUR COMMONALITY”. The first event begins at 4 p.m. with Middle School students making presentations of digital stories about Black Canadian heroes (Larry Taylor Auditorium), and at 5 p.m. a special presentation to High School Students on African Canadian History by a History Teacher from PDSB (Larry Taylor Auditorium), to be followed at 6:00 p.m. by African Drumming in the Lobby of the MVCC. Then our Main Event starting6:30 p.m. Showcasing Cultural Music, Poetry & Spoken Word Recitals, reak Dancing, Fashion Show (show-casing different cultures), Cultural Food Sampling, and Prominent Guest Speakers (Larry Taylor Auditorium)!!
CACD works to transform the lives of high-risk youth through programming that serves their unique needs, develops leadership and mentoring capabilities and fosters civic participation. CACD services through our weekly programs, about 250 per year; however, we impact the lives of about 1000 per year through our activities and events(health fairs, concert, luncheons, black history month event, etc.)
For more information, contact Ron Cunningham (Executive Director) at 647- 339-2223 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org www.cacdcanada.org