Events in Oakville

Roots of Freedom Festival

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - Saturday, October 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


This fun-filled two-day festival focuses on local Black history and heritage within the context of the diaspora and Oakville’s role in the transition from slavery to freedom. Through our partnerships with the Halton District School Board and Halton Catholic District School Board, the festival also provides facilitated opportunities to integrate Black history into school curricula.

Day 1: October 24, 2018 @ 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
QEP COMMUNITY & CULTURAL CENTRE | 2302 BRIDGE RD, OAKVILLE
Ballet Creole presents Cry Freedom, a dynamic multimedia performance expressing Canadian Black History through the arts.

Day 2:  October 25, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
TRAFALGAR PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE | 133 REBECCA ST, OAKVILLE
Join us for an evening of interactive drumming. This event will also feature a Sankofa craft table for kids!

Day 3:  October 27, 2018 @ 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
OAKVILLE MUSEUM | 8 NAVY ST, OAKVILLE
This tour offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Underground Railroad in Oakville. Click here to register online.

For more information about the Roots of Freedom Festival, visit www.ccah.ca.


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