Events in Oakville

Emancipation Day

Monday, August 7, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

On Monday, August 7th bring your family and friends to the Emancipation Day Family Picnic at the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate to celebrate an achievement in Canadian history. The annual picnic kicks off at 1 p.m. and is hosted by the Oakville Museum in partnership with the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton (CCAH).

The Emancipation Day Picnic, which commemorates August 1st , 1834 – the day slavery was abolished in Canada and throughout the British Empire – will include a number of engaging activities, performances and music for the entire family.

Musical Performances Include:

JUNO-award-winning reggae artist Sonia Collymore

Oakville Wind Orchestra Saxophone Quartet

Hope Centre Gospel Choir

Rhythmic by Nature interactive drumming circles


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