BAF presents “Aunties Holding It Together,” by Michelle Sound, featuring new sculptural and photographic works from two ongoing series. The exhibition explores personal and familial narratives through a deep consideration of Indigenous artistic processes. Sound’s works contemplate cultural identities and histories, engaging traditional materials and concepts within a contemporary context. She stitches and adorns torn images, ripped to show the colonial violence that her family, and other Indigenous families, have experienced—residential school intergenerational trauma, loss of language, and displacement from traditional territories. Although these losses can never be fully healed, through practices such as drum making, caribou hair tufting, beadwork, embroidery and photography, Sound’s works highlight acts of care and joy rooted within family and community. A text by Billy-Ray Belcourt will be published to accompany the exhibition. When: • Exhibition: August 18th – October 22nd, 2022; • Opening reception: August 18th (6:00pm – 9:00pm PDT); • Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday 12:00pm-5:00pm About the Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) is a registered Canadian charity driven by a deep belief that arts and culture have the power to measurably contribute to better cities and healthier communities. BAF envisions a future where cities develop, evolve, and thrive with arts and culture at their core. Cities where creative practices bridge cultural divides, promote social cohesion and inspire people to open their minds to new perspectives. With this philosophy in mind, BAF produces programming that supports emerging artists and special projects that foster creativity in the public realm, with a mission to amplify creative culture in pursuit of collective inspiration. The Burrard Arts Foundation’s programming is made possible by the generous support of the Chan Family Foundation and the City of Vancouver Cultural Grants Program.
JAMESTOWN – Excitement continues to build as we near Christmas in July! Collaborative Children’s Solutions and the City of Jamestown are delighted to announce the Christmas in July celebration happening in Jamestown today and Saturday.
The two-day event kicks off at 7 p.m. this evening with a Tarp Skunks game at Diethrick Park in Jamestown. At the conclusion of the game will be the second of four fireworks shows coming to Jamestown this year. Tickets can be purchased through the Tarp Skunks.
Saturday is full of activities and events – there is something for everyone! The day begins with a color run for kids and adults starting at the Northwest Arena which takes place at 9 a.m.. Next is a 12 team four person per team Pub curling tournament happening at the Northwest Arena starting at noon. Additionally, community members are encouraged to visit the Jamestown Public Market and Craft Fair to benefit Toys for Tots which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on West Third St.
Saturday evening’s grand finale features two main events that the community is invited to: watching the iconic film, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at 6:30 p.m. at the National Comedy Center and then afterward, visiting the walk-through Jamestown Holiday Village parade at the North and South Basin on the Chadakoin River Walk from 8-10 pm. Both events are sponsored by the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency and the Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth.
The County’s Economic and Tourism Development team wants to take small business owners on a walk next week.
The County is hosting its latest Hasting’s Hike at the Bancroft Eagles Nest on July 25th and 28th. The group says it’s an opportunity for local business owners to meet like-minded individuals, discover ways to collaborate and generate new business ideas.
Anyone interested in participating is asked to contact Christine McLean, the Small Business Coordinator for the County. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 613-391-0350.
Across Miami-Dade and Broward on Monday, various cities will be holding events to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday on what will be America’s 246th birthday.
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea will hold a town parade with family-friendly events from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at El Prado Park, located at 4500 El Mar Drive. Miami Beach will hold its Fire on the Fourth Festival starting at noon at 73rd Street and Collins Avenue.
The city of Tamarac will hold a celebration starting at noon at the Caporella Aquatic Complex (9300 NW 58th Street) following by an All-American Celebration from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Tamarac Sports Complex.
Miami-Dade County Parks will hold a fireworks celebration starting at 4 p.m. at Tropical Park.
The city of Davie will hold its annual Fun on the 4th celebration from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Pine Island Park, located at 3801 S. Pine Island Road.
A drive-in fireworks show will take place at Calder Casino in Miami Gardens, located at 21001 NW 27th Avenue, with gates opening at 7 p.m. and the fireworks going off at 9 p.m.
The events conclude on Ocean Drive with a fireworks show and free patriotic concert at Lummus Park starting at 8:30 p.m.
For more events taking place across South Florida, click on this link.
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Several fundraisers are being held to help with the travel costs to the Dixie Youth Baseball State tournament.
The 8U and 10U White Oak All Star Baseball team from Jacksonville, NC went undefeated to win their District Championship.
Both teams have earned a spot at the Dixie Youth Baseball State tournament next.
Several fundraisers (bake sales- Saturday at 10 a.m., Jacksonville Target, 20% night at Pelicans SnoBall in Jacksonville- 5-7p.m. on Wednesday July 6th, and 10% night at Texas Roadhouse in Jacksonville on Sunday July 3rd) right up until the State tournament to help with the travel costs.
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In cities across South Florida on Monday, Memorial Day events will take place to remember the lives of military personnel lost while serving in the United States armed forces.
The city of Coral Springs will hold a ceremony starting at 9 a.m. at Veterans Park, located at 8601 Royal Palm Boulevard.
The city of Hialeah will hold a Memorial Day ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. inside Triangle Park located at 290 Palm Avenue. The city of Davie will hold a parade and ceremony starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Davie Fire Administration building located at 6901 Orange Drive.
Miami Beach will hold a commemoration event at 3 p.m. in front of the city’s Police Headquarters located at 1100 Washington Avenue. Members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts will hold a wreath-laying ceremony and 21-gun salute.
Officials on Miami Beach have expected more tourists to arrive throughout the holiday weekend.
“Really what happens is I have a relatively small city of 85,000 people, but on these kinds of weekends, you could have hundreds of thousands of people on our barrier island,” said Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber. “It reaches occupancy where it’s very difficult to move around.”
Memorial Day weekend is considered a high-impact weekend, which means police are working 13-hour shifts, license plate readers will be activated along the causeways, and code enforcement will step up patrol for businesses.
The weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, which means thousands flocked to see the Hyundai Air and Sea Show and to get some sun.
“We know sometimes this weekend can be challenging, but we think by programing the Hunyadi Air and Sea Show it will be more manageable for our visitors and our residents,” Gelber said.
Gelber estimated the show would bring about 10,000 people to the city.
Public invited to BWG Leisure Centre May 30 to learn more about town’s accessibility inclusion efforts
TOWN OF BRADFORD WEST GWILLIMBURY
May 29 to June 4 is National AccessAbility Week — dedicated to disability inclusion and accessibility in Canada.
The Town of BWG’s Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) is proudly celebrating the town’s ongoing commitment to supporting and increasing accessibility and inclusion within BWG. All are invited to participate in the following events:
Monday, May 30, 2 to 6 p.m., BWG Leisure Centre
AccessAbility Awareness event: Join our AAC at their AccessAbility Week event at the Leisure Centre. All are invited to participate, help raise awareness, speak to the AAC about accessibility in our community, and enjoy a hotdog barbecue provided by the Lions Club.
Starting at 4 p.m., BWG Transit will be on site for bus walk-through tours.
Monday, May 30, 6 p.m., BWG Leisure Centre
Community flag-raising event: Flag raising and proclamation reading at the BWG Leisure Centre (following the AccessAbility Week event).
Wednesday, June 1
Easter Seals Red Shirt Day: Wear red in a display of solidarity for persons living with disabilities. Share a photo on social media with #AccessibleBWG, #RedShirtDay, #RedForAccessAbility and tag the Town of BWG for a chance to be featured on the town’s social feed.
Stay tuned on our social channels throughout the week as we share more about creating a more accessible BWG.
National AccessAbility Week is recognized across Canada to celebrate inclusion, promote accessibility in our communities and encourage the removal and prevention of inaccessibility.
The Town of BWG’s AAC is comprised of volunteer members from our community living with disabilities or having experience with persons with disabilities and are integral to providing feedback to the town on accessibility and inclusion.
There are many other great resources available at Red Shirt Day and National AccessAbility Week (Easter Seals Canada) and Government of Canada — National AccessAbility Week 2022.
Kindergarten registration is ongoing in Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon schools
Junior and senior kindergarten registration in Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon schools is ongoing.
Parents wishing to discover the school in their community as well as the preschool learning areas are invited to communicate with their French-language Catholic school.
Children born in 2018 who will start school in September 2022 as well as children born in 2017 who are presently homeschooled will also be invited to take part in the Welcome to Kindergarten events (Fête à la maternelle) to take place in May and June in all CSC Nouvelon elementary schools.
Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon schools offer full special needs programs, a quality English language program starting in grade 4 to ensure sustainable bilingualism, a curriculum instilled with Catholic values, access to state-of-the-art technology, and an environment that nurtures and promotes a sense of Francophone culture and identity.
Students in CSC Nouvelon schools also attain superior academic results and graduate with a high level of bilingualism along with a solid grasp of the French language, said a press release from the school board.
The CSC Nouvelon welcomes children of Canadian citizens or immigrants whose first language learned and still understood is French as well as children of Canadian citizens whose grandparents’ first language was French.
Children from immigrant families where the parents speak neither French nor English are also eligible.
For more information and a complete list of CSC Nouvelon’s elementary schools, visit www.nouvelon.ca/inscription.
The Algoma Rod & Gun Club is looking forward to holding special events again for the first time since the pandemic first struck in 2020.
Though COVID hasn’t gone away, most restrictions have been lifted for many people.
With that, the club on Connor Road will be holding its annual Youth Archery Shoot for archers from three to 20 years old – for the first time since 2019 – from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 24.
“It’s good to be back to normal and have things to look forward to again, especially for the kids. We’re up to 66 registered now,” said event organizer Lana Perry.
“Everybody who comes and shoots will get a prize. Rather than medals for just the kids who placed, everybody who comes will get something so that it really ensures they have fun and want to come out and do it again.”
Prizes include items such as compasses, backpacks and hats.
In the province of Ontario archers 20 and under are viewed as youth, Perry said.
“For a lot of people the Youth Archery Shoot is their first tournament. We often use it as a tournament to teach people how tournaments work. It typically closes out our indoor season before we move to our outdoor season. It’s a great tournament where people can learn but I also have experienced people that attend as well.”
Participants are split up into Junior, Cadet, Cub, PreCub and PeeWee age groups.
“The youngest one I’ve got is four and she started shooting this year,” Perry said.
Of 80 youth in Perry’s archery classes, more than 60 of them have registered for this year’s shoot.
“It’s really nice for me to see them shooting,” Perry said.
There are slightly more males than females registered for the event.
Older participants will shoot in the morning of April 24, the younger ones in the afternoon.
Participants must have their own equipment, or equipment they borrow from the club if they are enrolled in current spring lessons.
Perry said she can still take registrations for Sunday’s shoot by email until 3 p.m. Friday.
Other upcoming events include the Algoma Rod & Gun Club Gun Show on May 7 and Ladies Night at the Range will be held on July 7.
Ladies can show up without registering, Perry said.
“I love watching first time lady shooters. They’ll take some shots, then turn around beaming. They’ll have these big smiles and say ‘that was cool.’ They feel comfortable learning something new with other ladies, and we have one on one instructors with them. It’s a lot of fun.”
So far, 61 people plan to attend the gun show, 48 plan to attend Ladies Night.
“Everybody’s been waiting for all these events for years,” Perry said.
“We used to have things to look forward to and then COVID got rid of everything. Now with things lifted we can start looking forward to some events again.”
More information on the Youth Archery Shoot can be found on Facebook.