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Bring on the Sunshine 2021

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Schedule

· Stage
Opening Ceremonies
Opening Ceremony and Land Acknowledgement with special guest, Clarence Cachagee of Crow Shield Lodge and dignitaries welcome
Berry Vrbanovic Clarence Cachagee Alice Penny Tichaona eKhaya
2021-02-14T15:00:00Z 2021-02-14T15:25:00Z America/New_York Opening+Ceremonies https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Afro Tribal Dancers (West Africa)
A high energy African dance experience!
Binty and Bintou Afro Tribal Dance
2021-02-14T15:25:00Z 2021-02-14T15:30:00Z America/New_York Afro+Tribal+Dancers+%28West+Africa%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Black Roots Marimba Band (Cape Town)
Marimba and Gumboot
Black Roots Marimba
2021-02-14T15:30:00Z 2021-02-14T15:52:00Z America/New_York Black+Roots+Marimba+Band+%28Cape+Town%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Conversation with Bardish Chagger, MP of Waterloo and Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Youth
Bardish Chagger
2021-02-14T15:52:00Z 2021-02-14T16:00:00Z America/New_York Conversation+with+Bardish+Chagger%2C+MP+of+Waterloo+and+Minister+of+Diversity%2C+Inclusion+and+Youth https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Heritage Performing Troup (Nigeria)
performing the culturally rich Biem Dance
Heritage Dancers, Nigeria
2021-02-14T16:00:00Z 2021-02-14T16:08:00Z America/New_York Heritage+Performing+Troup+%28Nigeria%29+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Conversation with Laura Mae Lindo, MP for Kitchener Center and NPD Anti-Racism Critic
Laura Mae Lindo
2021-02-14T16:08:00Z 2021-02-14T16:15:00Z America/New_York Conversation+with+Laura+Mae+Lindo%2C+MP+for+Kitchener+Center+and+NPD+Anti-Racism+Critic https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Erroll Blackwood
Erroll Blackwood
2021-02-14T16:15:00Z 2021-02-14T16:20:00Z America/New_York Erroll+Blackwood https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Klama Dancers (Ghana)
performed by the People of Manya and Yilo Krobo in the eastern region of Ghana
2021-02-14T16:27:00Z 2021-02-14T16:35:00Z America/New_York Klama+Dancers+%28Ghana%29+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Heritage Perfoming Troupe (Nigeria)
performing the Sunda Dance
Heritage Dancers, Nigeria
2021-02-14T16:35:00Z 2021-02-14T16:43:00Z America/New_York Heritage+Perfoming+Troupe+%28Nigeria%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Carribean Canadian Asscociation Waterloo Region (CCAWRA) greeting
Lannois Carroll-Woolery
2021-02-14T16:43:00Z 2021-02-14T16:47:00Z America/New_York Carribean+Canadian+Asscociation+Waterloo+Region+%28CCAWRA%29++greeting https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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eKhaya Music (Canada/Zimbabwe)
Tichaona eKhaya
2021-02-14T16:47:00Z 2021-02-14T17:05:00Z America/New_York eKhaya+Music+%28Canada%2FZimbabwe%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Tsongwe Dance from the Ngoni people (Zambia)
2021-02-14T17:05:00Z 2021-02-14T17:10:00Z America/New_York Tsongwe+Dance+from+the+Ngoni+people++%28Zambia%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Introducing The Plug
Visualizing Community Partnerships in the diaspora
2021-02-14T17:15:00Z 2021-02-14T17:25:00Z America/New_York Introducing+The+Plug+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Bridging the Gap radio show /Live DJ
Hosted by local personalities Tapiwa Ziyenge and Tichaona eKhaya, This radio show is hosted in partnership with CKWR 98.5 on Tuesdays at 10pm.
Bridging the  Gap Radio Show Tapiwa Ziyenge and Tichaona eKhaya
2021-02-14T17:15:00Z 2021-02-14T18:00:00Z America/New_York Bridging+the+Gap+radio+show+%2FLive+DJ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Magic Lesson with DJ Carroll of Theatricks
Bring a coin and Learn the secrets all Magicians know....!
D.J. Carroll
2021-02-14T17:20:00Z 2021-02-14T17:35:00Z America/New_York Magic+Lesson+with+DJ+Carroll+of+Theatricks https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Jersualema Dance - its a craze!
Learn to do this macarena like dance with its catchy song - just like kids at Africa Camp did this summer!
2021-02-14T17:40:00Z 2021-02-14T17:45:00Z America/New_York Jersualema+Dance+-+its+a+craze%21 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Story Telling with Uncle Allen and Sean, with Shayna and Maita
Tichaona eKhaya
2021-02-15T12:00:00Z 2021-02-15T12:12:00Z America/New_York Story+Telling+with+Uncle+Allen+and+Sean%2C+with+Shayna+and+Maita https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Magic Show by DJ Carroll of Theatricks
Be dazzled and be-dazed by the exceptional entertainment offered by Theatricks. (Always funny. Always!)
D.J. Carroll
2021-02-15T12:12:00Z 2021-02-15T12:30:00Z America/New_York Magic+Show+by+DJ+Carroll+of+Theatricks https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Introducing The Plug - Partnerships in the diaspora
2021-02-15T13:00:00Z 2021-02-15T13:15:00Z America/New_York Introducing+The+Plug+-+Partnerships+in+the+diaspora https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Juneyt
Juneyt Juneyt
2021-02-15T13:15:00Z 2021-02-15T13:27:00Z America/New_York Juneyt https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Gumboot Dancing by Black Roots Marimba (Cape Town)
The gumboot dance (or Isicathulo) is a South African dance that is performed by dancers wearing what are commonly called gumboots.
Black Roots Marimba
2021-02-15T13:27:00Z 2021-02-15T13:40:00Z America/New_York Gumboot+Dancing+by+Black+Roots+Marimba+%28Cape+Town%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Drumming with Sarah Thawer
Sarah Thawer
2021-02-15T13:40:00Z 2021-02-15T13:50:00Z America/New_York Drumming+with+Sarah+Thawer https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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eKhaya Music (Canada/Zimbabwe)
Tichaona eKhaya
2021-02-15T13:50:00Z 2021-02-15T14:00:00Z America/New_York eKhaya+Music+%28Canada%2FZimbabwe%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Drumming Workshop with Sarah Thawer!
Sarah Thawer
2021-02-15T13:50:00Z 2021-02-15T14:00:00Z America/New_York Drumming+Workshop+with+Sarah+Thawer%21 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Traditional Buganda Wedding, (Uganda)
Buganda Traditional weddings are vibrant, extravagant and full of meaning...learn more about this ancient culture here!
Margaret Mutumba
2021-02-15T14:50:00Z 2021-02-15T15:00:00Z America/New_York Traditional+Buganda+Wedding%2C+%28Uganda%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
“Black History and Migration: Where to now.” - Moderated Discussion
Discussion space with panelists and audience members
Lannois Carroll-Woolery Jean Claude Mutuku Nicole Brown Faulknor Alice Penny Tichaona eKhaya
2021-02-15T15:00:00Z 2021-02-15T16:00:00Z America/New_York %E2%80%9CBlack+History+and+Migration%3A+Where+to+now.%E2%80%9D+-+Moderated+Discussion https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
African Fashion Show - The Red Hat Series
African Fashion Showcase
Queen Umu Nabie
2021-02-15T15:00:00Z 2021-02-15T15:10:00Z America/New_York African+Fashion+Show+-+The+Red+Hat+Series https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Making a Traditional African meal together - Cook off!
Can 2 girls in the Kitchen make a full meal from one part of Africa? Maybe...if involves peanut butter, spinach and cornmeal!
mikayla cooper
2021-02-15T15:10:00Z 2021-02-15T15:30:00Z America/New_York Making+a+Traditional+African+meal+together+-+Cook+off%21 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Afro Tribal Dancers (West Africa)
Binty and Bintou Afro Tribal Dance
2021-02-15T15:30:00Z 2021-02-15T15:35:00Z America/New_York Afro+Tribal+Dancers+%28West+Africa%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Heritage Performing Troup (Nigeria)
Heritage Dancers, Nigeria
2021-02-15T15:45:00Z 2021-02-15T15:50:00Z America/New_York Heritage+Performing+Troup+%28Nigeria%29+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Closing Ceremony with Nhetembo, a traditional Shona blessing (Zimbabwe)
Alice Penny
2021-02-15T15:50:00Z 2021-02-15T16:00:00Z America/New_York Closing+Ceremony+with+Nhetembo%2C+a+traditional+Shona+blessing+%28Zimbabwe%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbring-on-the-sunshine-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Bridging the Gap Radio Show Tapiwa Ziyenge and Tichaona eKhaya

98.5 CKWR on Tuesdays at 10 pm

Erroll Blackwood

RECORDING ARTIST, SINGER, SONGWRITER, MUSICIAN, ONTARIO, CANADA.

Margaret Mutumba

From the Kingdom of Buganda

Queen Umu Nabie

Tiktok Queen of Sierra Leone

Buganda Wedding Ceremony, Uganda

Heritage Dancers, Nigeria

Energy, story and history in Dance!

Black Roots Marimba

Talented percussion players and musicians!

Juneyt Juneyt

Talented, passionate and glorious guitar

Binty and Bintou Afro Tribal Dance

West African Dancers from Guelph

Sarah Thawer

JUNO-Award nominated drummer

Tichaona eKhaya

eKhaya Music

Clarence Cachagee

Blessing and welcome

Bardish Chagger

MP for Waterloo, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion

Berry Vrbanovic

Mayor of Kitchener

Marlon Delano Nangle, MSc

Forging a path forwards together

Nicole Brown Faulknor

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F) ​

Jean Claude Mutuku

Board Member, African Canadian Association Waterloo Region and Area

Lannois Carroll-Woolery

Chair of the Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region

Tichaona eKhaya

Artist, African poet and dreamer

Alice Penny

Executive Director of Bring on the Sunshine, African woman, mother and baker

Laura Mae Lindo

MP for Kitchener Center, NDP Anti-Racism critic

D.J. Carroll

Magician and performer extraordinaire!

mikayla cooper

Representing the best of Canadian cooking with global inclinations

The event is over

Bring on the Sunshine family day festival includes a musical stage line up, a market place of diverse and artisan items, and workshops.

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Booths

Information Booth

Need face to face help? come chat at the info booth!

BOTSunshine Shop

BOTS Online Store

BOTS Mentorship Program

Bring on the Sunshine Community Mentorship - launching in 2021!

Tim Louis

Government - Member of Parliament

Bring on the Sunshine Educational Booth

Come and learn some interesting facts during the Festival from one of the team members!

The AIDS Committee Of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo & Area

AIDS Service Organization (ACCKWA)

Family & Children's Services of the Waterloo Region

It is our role to respond and work together with families, their supports and our communities to protect and care for children who have been abused or neglected, or who are at risk of being abused or neglected.

Arbonne

Maria DeBrouwer Arbonne Independant Consultant

GN Fashion and Accessories

African Jewellery, artwork & clothing

Onyx Intiative

Bridging the systemic gap between Black university/college students and recent graduates, and corporate Canada.

Juici Yoga

Yoga & Meditation Studio

Fusionola

Beauty and Hair Accessories

SDHtoronto

If you believe in equality. This is you! Are you an Ally? This is you! Black Intelligence. This is you!

Artshine Inc

Mobile Art School and Subscription Service

NIROW

It takes a Village…

SMK African Foods Inc

Best Africa Grocery stuff in KW

African Women's Alliance of Waterloo Region

African Women's Alliance of Waterloo Region

African Association of Waterloo Region and Area (ACAWRA)

Supporting and connecting all Africans in Waterloo Region and surrounding areas

SHYNE Body Butter

Get your SHYNE on with our signature blend of shea butter, lavender oil, and Jamaican allspice!

Kitchener Pioneer Lions

1979-2021 Over 40 Years Of Serving! We Serve It’s That Simple

Black Lives Matter Waterloo Region

in partnership with ACWI (Promoting wellness in communities of African descent)

Creators Architecture

The best modern architecture

Habesha Community

This program started a couple of years ago to help few newcomer students with their homework and English.