McLaughlin Branch Local History Room
Oshawa resident and elder, Dr. B. George Blake, was known to many as an oral storyteller, drummer, and writer who brought numerous stories from his Caribbean and Buddhist background to Canada. He was the founder of Durham Folklore Storytellers (now known as Durham Storytellers) and a recipient of the 2014 African Canadian Lifetime Achievement Award. Heather Whaley from Durham Storytellers and Storytellers of Canada, Jennifer Weymark, Oshawa Museum archivist, and Dr. Leroy Clarke, President & Executive Director, e-CAMP MENTORing, will discuss the archive project honouring Dr. Blake’s legacy.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Delpark Branch Program Room
In celebration of Black History Month, Mr. Raphael Francis will deliver a historical perspective of the West Indies. Learn about Caribbean Novelists, Poets, Nobel Peace Prize winners, Politicians and world renowned Cricketers from the Islands.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
OPL in the Community
Club Carib Oshawa Inc., Caribbean Culture Centre
Take in the full Caribbean experience with the Hummingbird Dancers and Oshawa Sounds of Steel. See an amazing live dance presentation and learn about Caribbean Culture. Purchase delicious Caribbean snacks too!
Club Carib Oshawa Inc.
Caribbean Culture Centre , 600 Wentworth St. E