Freedom festival Aug. 5 at Spencer Smith Park

The Halton Black History Awareness is sponsoring the 2017 Halton Freedom Festival, a month of activities August 4 to September 2, 2017 celebrating “community, roots & culture.” Some events are ticketed.

A full day of free activities is planned for Sat. Aug. 5, 11am to 9pm in Spencer Smith Park, including exquisite musical and dance acts, youth and children’s events, artistic/musical and historical forums, and an extensive marketplace of cultural cuisine and memorabilia, historical and community literature and exceptional multi cultural ambiance.

For a complete listing of events throughout the month-long celebration visit the organization’s website: Halton Black History Awareness Society

This is one of several events I am helping to sponsor with a contribution from the Ward 2 events budget. (Each councillor has $5000 per year to support local community events).

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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  1. Thank you for your message.
    Please advise…When will Plains Road west of Waterdown be resurfaced….some time ago we were told this would be done in 2017.
    Also the road markings on Plains Road West from Maple to about the road into the Fortinos. need to be done.
    Marianne I tried to e-mail you a couple of days ago did not go through to you as I must have had your wrong address….hence this one sent to you hopefully reaches you.
    Thank you…Please have warm long weekend with your family.
    Keith Sadler.

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