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Black History Month 2017

Celebrate Black History Month in Barrie! This annual event celebrates the significant contributions that African-Canadians make to the cultural landscape of our country and our community.

Black History Month 2017 celebrations featured two special performances:  

A Tribute to Peter Tosh 
Featuring Juno Award winner/Top Reggae Artist, Lazo
February 17, 2017 at 7:30pm
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts;

Lazo returns to the Mady Centre to pay homage and tribute to icon Peter Tosh after a stellar sold out tribute to Bob Marley in 2016.  Following the death of Bob Marley, Tosh took over as lead vocalist for the legendary reggae group, The Wailers. 

In this rare performance, Lazo will be chronicling Peter Tosh's work and contributions to the world of reggae as one of the founding members of the Wailers, a soloist and international reggae superstar. Purchase tickets online, in person at the Mady Centre box office (1 Dunlop St. W.), or by phone at 705-739-4228. General Admission: $25

The Three Friends
February 24th, 2017 at 9am  
Georgian Theatre

Please note: this show is free for teachers and students.  To RSVP for your class or check on seat availability please contact:

Written and Directed by Award-winning playwright and activist Anne-Marie Woods and starring up and coming Ontario actors, The Three Friends explores the question - what would happen to friendship or relationships if they weren't always acceptable?

Three friends; one African-Canadian, one African-American and one of European descent have all ended up in a boardroom to deal with a Black Lives Matter protest happening on their university campus. As temperatures rise and the discussion heats up they learn that Black, White, American or Canadian, we all have more in common than you might think.

From the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Civil Rights Movement to present day...History, fiction and fantasy will unite to tell the story of Black History in Canada in a unique new way. 

Other Black History Month Events

Black History Month Service
February 5th, 2017 at 4:30pm
Trinity Anglican Church, 24 Collier Street

Enjoy this afternoon service led by guest preacher Bishop Peter Fenty, area Bishop of York-Simcoe and featuring music led by the Caribbean Chorale of Toronto.  Learn about Simcoe's historic Black Settlements in discussions following the service.  For more information please contact: (705) 728-2691.

Black History Month 2017 was generously supported By:

Scotiabank - Sponsor


Cravings - Sponsor

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