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2014 Events

Black History Event - Sat. April 12th - Grey Roots Museum & Archives

 

 

Owen Sound One Worlds’ Fair - May 25th

 

Emancipation Festival Weekend - August 1st & 2nd

 

Speakers’ Forum - Aug. 1st Grey Roots
Ancestors’ Breakfast - Aug. 2nd - Harrison Park - 10th Anniversary for the Cairn
Picnic & Concert - Aug. 2nd - Harrison Park - afternoon and early evening
Jazz/Blues Concert Fund Raising Event - late Nov/ early Dec at the Roxy
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Past Events / 2013

Fundraising Event - Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound

Saturday, Dec. 14th - 6:30pm

Featuring Joe Sealy & Jackie Richardson

www.roxytheatre.ca

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Emancipation Festival Weekend

Speakers Forum

Friday, August 2nd, Grey Roots Museum & Archives

6:00pm Reception - $20.00 - Licensed Event

Ancestors Breakfast

Saturday, August 3rd - Harrison Park Picnic Shelter

$6.00 per person - 9:30-11:30am  - Cairn Presentation

Festival Picnic & Jam

1pm - Registration by donation  2pm start - 7:00pm

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Emancipation Festival Art Show

Snapshots - “Moments in Our History”

Opening July 27th, Grey Roots Museum & Archives

7:00pm-10:00pm - $20.00 - Licensed Event

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Angies Place - 10th Annual Jerkfest

Saturday, June 29th, Stayner, ON   2:00 - 10:00pm

$25.00    Great Food, Music, Historical Presentations

866-777-0862  or 705-428-0591

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Black History Field Trip - Tour of Old Durham Road

Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

South Grey Museum (40 Sydenham Street, Flesherton Ontario)

Conducted by Prof. Naomi Norquay - www.southgreymuseum.ca

$20/Adults - $15/Seniors-Students - $10/Children 12 +under

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Black History Event – Grey Roots Museum & Archives

 

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Admission $25.00, (includes light lunch)

Northern Terminus Journal (Volume 10) Launch

Saturday, February 23, 2013   - 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Please join us in celebrating the release of Northern Terminus: The African-Canadian History Journal (Vol.10)

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Past Events / 2012:

150th Anniversary Calendar of Events

Speakers’ Forum / 2012
Start of the 150th Emancipation Day Celebrations

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at Grey Roots Museum & Archives

6:00 p.m. - Opening Reception - Wine Tasting with Coffin Ridge; Music by Bobby Dean Blackburn

7:30 p.m. - Speakers’ Presentations        $20.00


150th Emancipation Day Picnic

Saturday, August 4th at Harrison Park & Kelso Beach

Ancestors’ Breakfast and Cairn “Phase II” dedication ceremony
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Harrison Park
Admission is the cost of breakfast, $5.00 everyone

Dedication ceremony at 10:30

Picnic & Concert - 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Kelso Beach Park

Registration begins at 1:00 followed by Opening Ceremonies at 2:00

Festival picnic 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Blues/R&B concert 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Admission $10 adults, $5 Seniors/Students, 12 & under free, includes picnic and/or concert

Crafts, Literature & Food vendors on site. Genealogy tent & story boards
Youth activity tent, games, races, story telling & “Spiritual” sing along


Gospel Fest

Sunday, August 5th at Kelso Beach Park

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Admission, $10 all

Brian Hamilton with Divine Worship & Madeleine Courtney

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Black History Event – Grey Roots Museum & Archives

Saturday, February 25, 2012   - 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Admission $25.00, (includes light lunch)

Northern Terminus Journal (Volume 9) Launch

Saturday, February 25, 2012    - 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Please join us in celebrating the release of Northern Terminus: The African-Canadian History Journal (Vol.9)

For more details about the Journal, please click here. 

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Past Events / 2011:

Fundraising Event

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 at The Roxy Theatre

Admission: $29.95

Leslie McCurdy performs - The Spirit of Harriet Tubman & Things My Fore-Sisters Saw

Roxy Theatre -

251 9th Street East 1-888-446-7699/ 519-371-2833

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Speakers Forum

Friday, July 29th, 2011 at Grey Roots Museum & Archives

Admission - $20.00 via PayPal - 7:00 - 9:30 pm

Presentation of two short plays: The Mary Ann Shadd Story and the Life of William Hall

Grey Roots Museum & Archives
Owen Sound, Ontario
1 877 473 9766 Toll Free/ 519 376 3690

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Saturday, July 30th, 2011

HARRISON PARK - 149th Emancipation Celebration Picnic: Music, Crafts & Picnic

 Admission is Free - Donations welcomed

Live Music, Games, Races, Special Awards, Cultural Crafts and Artworks, Community and Cultural Food Vendors, Basket Lunches, Storyboards, Games, Races, Black History Cairn Presentation, Genealogy, Loads of Camaraderie & Ambience

  

Black History Event – Grey Roots Museum

February 12, 2011, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Admission $25.00, (includes light lunch)

Northern Terminus Journal (Volume 8) Launch

February 12, 2011, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Donations accepted at the door

Please join us in celebrating the release of Northern Terminus: The African-Canadian History journal (Vol.8). 

For more details about the Journal, please click here.

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Janie Cooper-Wilson - Author & Historian

Saturday, June 4th, Grey Roots Museum & Archives

1:00 to 4:00 pm - Admission is Free

Book Launch - Echoes in the Hills: My Eighteen Month Search for John Brown`s Legacy

Music by Bobby Dean Blackburn

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