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June 16, 2010
Aboriginal Arts and Craft Fair at Toronto City Hall
The Aboriginal Arts and Craft Fair is one of the events hosted by the City of Toronto and the Toronto Aboriginal City Celebration Committee leading up to the 16th annual National Aboriginal Day celebration on June 21.

Date: Friday, June 18
Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

Besides Aboriginal arts and craft vendors, there will be storytelling, drum-making and performances.

The noon performance will open with the Visiting School Drum Group from the Native Canadian Centre, followed by Big Feather, the Native Child and Family Services band, and the women's hand drum group Spirit Wind.

A performance at 4:30 p.m. will include Reztore Pride, the Métis Fiddlers and 2010 Juno winners Digging Roots.

This event, held in co-operation with the Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs, celebrates June as National Aboriginal History Month.

More information is available at

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contacts:
Mae Maracle, Diversity Management and Community Engagement Consultant,
City Manager's Office, 416 392-5583,
Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Manager, Diversity Management and Community Engagement,
City Manager’s Office, 416-392-6824



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