Rise and struggle, a ONE BURLINGTON event to take place at Port Nelson United Church February 7th

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January 31st, 2020


ONE BURLINGTON, Burlington’s annual celebration of faith and culture, is pleased to announce that it will be presenting its first Outreach event on Friday, February 7th.

RISE AND STRUGGLE is a family-friendly multi-media presentation commemorating the history of AfroCanadians from their slave beginnings through to the present time, with special acknowledgement of the legendary Underground Railroad story.

One Burlington

Siona Neale-Majewska,

It will feature singer Siona Neale-Majewska, well known throughout the GTA as both a soloist and member of the Halton Jazz Singers, and OneAccord, a Toronto-based gospel vocal group. Together they will relate Canada’s Black history through story, song and visual projections. Members of the Steel Pan Drummers of the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton will also be performing.

Rise and Struggle will take place in Roseland Hall at  Port Nelson United Church, located  at the corner of South Drive and Spruce Avenue in the Roseland neighbourhood.

It will run from 7 to 9 pm on the evening of Friday, February 7th. In addition to the entertainment, tasty Caribbean finger foods will be served. The event is entirely free and open to everyone, including children.

There is ample parking in the Church lot.

Attendees are requested to bring a can, package or carton of food to support the Burlington Food Bank. These are difficult times in our city for the poor and homeless.

The event is supported by the City of Burlington through its Arts and Culture Fund and the Heritage Ministry of the Government of Canada.

They are presented in the context of the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week February 1-7, 2020, which exists to promote harmony between people of all faiths.

In August ONE BURLINGTON, which will celebrate its fourth annual summer event at Central Park in downtown Burlington on August 3rd, the Monday of the Civic Holiday Weekend, comprises over thirty faith groups from throughout Burlington. This summer the theme is Building Bridges, which makes this commitment to Black History Month for our first Outreach event entirely appropriate. These Outreach events, which we are planning to present three times a year outside of the summertime, and which will be entirely free to the public, will permit us to spread our message of inclusivity and diversity to different neighbourhoods throughout the City.

For more information contact Robert Missen at 905-632-6047 or rmissen@sympatico.ca

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