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Annual Emancipation Day Jamboree!

Exhibition Park Arena-Guelph

Public · Hosted by Guelph Black Heritage Society
Annual Emancipation Day Jamboree! – Saturday August 1, 2020
The Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS) is hosting an inaugural Emancipation Day Jamboree at Exhibition Park in collaboration with the Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA) on August 1, 2020.
The event will be held at Exhibition Park on Kathleen St, Guelph, and will start at 3pm and will go to approximately 7pm. Suggested donation of $10 per person.
The GBHS celebrates Emancipation Day, to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people of African descent. In 2008, Ontario officially declared August 1st Emancipation Day in the province, and we take this time to reflect on the devastations that preceded us and celebrate the courage that allowed following generations to embrace a freedom that many others could only dream.
Come celebrate with us and enjoy an African Drum Performance by Jeffrey Cummings, Gerima Harvey & Emmitt Leacock, music by DJ Ess, with food and drinks from Big Jerk Smoke House & Laza Food & Beverage.
* Please bring your own lawn chairs & blankets
* Ensure that you have proper sun/heat protection (hats, sunscreen, water etc…)
* Ensure that you have the proper PPE – masks are mandatory and physical distancing measures will be in effect
* Overflow parking is available at Exhibition Park Arena at the North-East end of the park
* We will be capping attendees at 100, so be sure to arrive early!

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