January 20, 2023
Making Change: During Black History Month (February), communities across Simcoe County will welcome the Mosaic of Black Culture - A Family Event. Created by Making Change, this interactive event features live steel pan music, a make your own steel pan craft and an overview of Black History from a local Canadian perspective.
Admission is free and registrations are available for event dates in Innisfil (February 11), Township of Essa and Wasaga Beach (February 18), Bradford West Gwillimbury (February 19), Orillia and Barrie (February 25).
Attendees will hear traditional Caribbean music provided by award-winning steel pan performer, Pan Fyah. Youth can try the steel pan themselves and also create their own drum to take home in this is a fun-filled family event. The event will also share an engaging overview of local Black History presented by Making Change speaker Debbie Opoku-Mulder.
These events are possible because of sponsorship support from: Alectra Utilities, Wasaga Beach Public Library, Orillia Public Library, City of Orillia, Innisfil ideaLAB & Library, MacLaren Art Centre and the City of Barrie/Creative Barrie.