Memories of Jamaica Online Event
Take A Walk Down Memory Lane With PACE Canada on Sunday November 7th 2 PM to 4 PM.
Join us for an exciting interactive afternoon of rich Jamaican culture and memories and a silent auction.
Admission: Pay what you can. Register online so we can send you the Zoom link. Looking forward to seeing you and your families.
Host and MC, SandraWhiting: Storyteller and Past President of PACE Canada.
Lincoln Downer, Consul-General at Consulate-General of Jamaica, will share a story about growing up in Jamaica.
Tania Hernandez is a “bawn Jamaican”, citizen of Canada, teacher, author, poet, recording artist and Jamaican folklorist. She has delighted crowds in Canada and the USA with songs, poems, stories and skits that reflect the wit, humour and expressions of her Island home. Her recent storytelling and riddles to kids at the Junior Centre – a division of the Institute of Jamaica, was a hit. Miss Tania Lou, as she is affectionately called, channels the spirit of her cultural hero, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Louise Bennett Coverley (Miss Lou). She contributes to the preservation, promotion, and performance of artistic expressions of her birth country.
Heritage Singers This 30-member group is a reflection of the Canadian mosaic to be found in Toronto, with members hailing from many parts of the world including Canada, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago. They have developed a rich repertoire of music, from sacred to secular, work song to lullaby, seasonal ditty to perennial ballad. The languages of these songs range from discernible Standard English Creole with an English-Lexical base, to French patois, and African dialect.
DJ Eugene from PsycoSoul is a highly respected and talented Toronto DJ, whose repertoire is one of the most diverse. He is able to deliver selections to set the mood for the perfect atmosphere. He has performed with the Fab 5 band and Merritone Music and is the resident DJ for PACE .
Dwayne Morgan is a two-time Canadian National Poetry Slam Champion. He began his career as a spoken word artist in 1993. In 1994, he founded Up From The Roots entertainment, to promote the positive artistic contributions of African Canadian and urban influenced artists. In 2019, he founded and co-produced the inaugural Toronto Spoken Soul Festival.
Shantel Miller’s figurative paintings create visual language to transcend the lived and imagined experiences of her inner world. Since receiving a BFA from OCADU in 2013, Shantel has exhibited in group shows and art fairs across Toronto, Alberta, and Miami and has placed work in numerous private collections.
Funds raised during this event will be used to purchase 1,000 Android-based Tablets for the Early Childhood schools in Jamaica. Details about this important project are available on our One-Tablet Page.