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Aboriginal Leadership Partners and the Province of Ontario to announce Toronto’s Aboriginal Pavilion, Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Fort York Visitor Centre

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 20141416 Views

Toronto, ON (November 10, 2014) – The Aboriginal Leadership Partners, a group comprised of 14 key regional Aboriginal leaders, communities and organizations, and the Province of Ontario will jointly announce Toronto’s Aboriginal Pavilion, an Indigenous Arts, Culture and Sports Festival taking place next July and August during the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.

The announcement will be made Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the Fort York Visitor Centre and offer insights into the rich and diverse performances, demonstrations, commissions and activities planned to celebrate and share the Indigenous cultures of the Americas and the host nations of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am games.

Prominent community and provincial leaders will participate in the formal announcement as follows:

9:00 AM

Don Ross, guitar performance

9:05

Traditional Dance and Drum

9:13

Opening Prayer

9:15

Larry Frost, Executive Director, Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

9:18

Chief Bryan Laforme, Mississaugas of New Credit

9:22

The Honourable Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

 

and Minister responsible for Pan/Parapan American Games, Province of Ontario

9:28

The Honourable David Zimmer, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Province of Ontario

9:35

Saad Rafi, CEO, TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games

9:38

Larry Ostola, Director, Museums and Heritage Services, City of Toronto

9:40

Chief Elect Ava Hill, Six Nations of the Grand River

9:45

Media and Interviews

“The Aboriginal Pavilion will be a celebration of Indigenous activities and culture next summer” says Aboriginal Pavilion Executive Director, Cynthia Lickers-Sage “and we can’t wait to share the rich and diverse talent we’re assembling with Torontonians and the many national and international visitors who will be in town for the Games.”

About the Organizers

The Aboriginal Leadership Partners is a collective of 14 different First Nations and Aboriginal services from across the GTA to drive planning, engagement and communication efforts between the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee and the Aboriginal community to deliver successful Games.

Media Contact:

Peter Jensen
Email: peter@jensengroup.ca
Tel: 416-895-2891

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