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Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 10:30am - 12:30pm (2h)
Harriston Library Community Room

Celebrate Black Heritage Month in Minto

Minto’s Diversity Equity And Inclusion Committee is hosting its second event in our education series, “Cultural Connections: A Diversity Learning Series,” to celebrate Black Heritage.

$5/person | Registration Required

Proceeds support initiatives of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.


Minto welcomes The Kween Company to share in movement, dance, history, & celebration!

10:30AM - 11:30AM: Whine Up - Wine Down Dance Workshop

Join Kween, CEO of The Kween Company, and one of her TKC Dance Troupe performers for a Whine Up- Wine Down class. In this presentation, we will WHINE UP our way through performance presentations that will lead into group body movement with Soca Dance, a Caribbean styled artform that gets your sweating and moving to fun and upbeat Caribbean music. Between our moving segments we will WINE DOWN. This will include discussions around history and education of movement, dance and culture. In addition, hear from Kween's front line experiences in dance, protest and what allyship can look like for our communities. Make sure to grab a flag, rag or anything you can wave around to the music. ***There will be designated time at the end for discussion, questions, food and drink***


11:30AM - 12:30PM: Food, Refreshments, & Socializing

Food included with admission. Catered by local chef, Ryan Balram of Bigg Dogg, & includes:

Chicken Dumpling Soup
Jamaican patties
Cold beverage



About The Kween Company

The Kween Company (TKC) is a Black-owned company and female owned company brand and lifestyle founded on the principles of compassion, love and empowerment. TKC is recognized as a brave space for members of the Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) community and used as a platform to support small businesses, create opportunities and elevate voices. TKC is like a one stop hub for BIPOC owned and operated businesses including BIPOC creatives in the dance, pageantry and other artistic spaces while offering education and awareness in activism and on political issues. Our mandates are based on three pillars of education, events and entertainment. A huge part of the company’s goal is to provide opportunity - through social justice initiatives, local initiatives, small business support and ongoing partnerships with organizations. Dedicated to Carnival, TKC helps to promote Caribbean Dance and African Dance with the TKC Dance Troupe. Kween additionally advocates for the rights of African and Caribbean people, and works on activism and mentorship for her Black community.

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