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June 17, 2002
Media Advisory: The City of Toronto celebrates National Aboriginal Day
  
Members of the media are invited to attend several events that celebrate
National Aboriginal Day. Organized by the City of Toronto Aboriginal Employees
Committee, these events run until National Aboriginal Day, June 21.

To celebrate the culture, heritage and traditions of Ontario's Aboriginal
people, various representatives of the Aboriginal community will exhibit their
fine art and crafts, and perform traditional music at downtown locations.

Date: June 17 to 21
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Place: City Hall rotunda, 100 Queen St. W.
Event: Neekawnisidok, meaning "all my relations in
celebration"
in Ojibwe, is a fine art exhibit, curated by
the Association
for Native Development in the Performing and
Visual Arts (ANDPVA).

Date: June 18
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.
Event: Enjoy an Aboriginal arts and crafts sale, traditional
drummers,
dancers and teaching circles.

Date: June 18
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Place: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.
Event: Murray Porter, recording artist and Canadian Aboriginal
Music Award recipient for best male performer,
will perform.

Date: June 21
Time: 5:30 a.m., sunrise solstice ceremony;
6:30 a.m. flag raising ceremony
Place: Podium roof, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
Event: Breakfast at 7 a.m.

Date: June 21
Time: 10 a.m.
Place: Lawn between Nathan Phillips Square and the
Law Society of Upper Canada
Event: There will be a gathering in preparation for the
Buffalo Jump/World Prayer
and Peace Day March to Fort York.

Date: June 21
Time: noon to 4 p.m.
Place: Historic Fort York, 100 Garrison Rd.
Event: A picnic and music concert will celebrate National Aboriginal Day.

All events are sponsored by the City of Toronto Aboriginal Employees Committee,
Law Society of Upper Canada, Association for Native Development in the
Performing and Visual Arts (ANDPVA) and Scotiabank, as well as the Buffalo Jump
Artists' Collective.


Media Contact
Access Toronto
416-338-0338

 

 

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