Emancipation Day Celebration

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Date(s) - Monday, August 1, 2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Oakville Museum


Enjoy a family-friendly afternoon of music, dance, games, crafts and activities to celebrate Oakville’s role in the Underground Railroad as a port of entry. Performers include Beyond Sound Empijah, The Hope Centre Gospel Choir and CCAH Steel Pan Performers. Pack a picnic lunch or enjoy food from a mixed grill BBQ. An ice cream truck will also be on site. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or lawn chair to catch the rays and the cool lake breeze!

The event commemorates August 1, 1834 – the day slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire. Hosted by the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate in partnership with the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton, this celebratory event dates back to 1850! African Canadians from across the nation would gather at George’s Square in honour of their journey to freedom.

For more information visit: http://www.oakville.ca/events/Museum-Emancipation-Day.html


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