Join us June 27th!Join us in celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism Day as well as the Canadian Flag at this family-friendly, trans-friendly, and queer-friendly event!
-THIS IS A FREE EVENT-
Anglican Church of St. John the Evangelist
154 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0H8
Unceded Algonquin Territory
There will be something for all ages!
Reception with Cake & Beverages
Craft Room with free crafts for children and family
Opening by local Grandmother Nancy Myatt
Welcome by host Lukayo Estrella
David White Deer Charette
The Church is fully accessible. The Craft Room will be turned into a Quiet Area during performances. To allow treasured community members to attend, please refrain from wearing scented products that will trigger scent allergies. There will be vegan and gluten-free dessert options. For accessibility needs and accommodations, please contact Lukayo at email@example.com.
She is an interdisciplinary director, playwright, spoken word poet, composer & video artist. Noted for her 500 person performance Say Their Names, Remember which opened the Ai Weiwei exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario, she is the Artistic Director of Eventual Ashes & Asian Art Freedom School. She teaches through challenging our notions of things we take for granted, and helps us to understand each other through art.
Kalyani Pandya is a stand-up comedian and storyteller who’s lived in cities around the world. She’s captivated hundreds of theatre and festival audiences, including at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, the National Arts Centre, CBC’s Human Library, and Ottawa’s International Writers’ Festival. Daily Xtra dubbed her “Ottawa’s funniest dyke.”
David White Deer Charette is a local Two Spirit hand drum singer from Wekwikmikong Unceded Indian Reserve with a powerful and moving voice who has supported many indigenous organizations and movements, like Assembly of Seven Generations and Idle No More.
Melody McKiver is an emerging Anishinaabe musician, media artist, and arts programmer of mixed ancestry from Obishikokaang Lac Seul First Nation and Scottish/Lithuanian origins. Melody is Ottawa-based and frequently works out of Toronto. As a solo performer, they explore the range of the viola’s possibilities, spanning from minimalist to danceable, often incorporating laptop processing and looping. They are currently preparing a self-titled EP of works for viola, to be released in the spring of 2015.
HIMIG MASA is an Ottawa-based cultural group made up of Filipino migrants that was formed in 2014. Its goal is to raise awareness of social justice issues that affect migrants and other vulnerable groups. Last year, HIMIG MASA released its first CD to raise funds to help re-build communities that were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. This year, the group continues to raise awareness and build alliances by performing in public events, solidarity gatherings and other venues.
Mikki is a performer who keeps on striving…he has been fortunate enough in his career to open for the likes of Kinney Starr, Melissa Ferrick, The Cliks and Hunter Valentine…just to name a few! After a long hiatus he is back to doing what he loves…performing and bringing thought provoking lyrical styles to audiences… and most of all bringing joy where he can!