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Significant historical event to honour Nation-to-Nation Relationships

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Significant historical event to honour Nation-to-Nation Relationships

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre press release – This year, Celebration of Nations is honoured to present a remarkable opportunity to celebrate the Nation-to-Nation relationship with the Anishnawbek Nation and to commemorate the gift of The Michif Song to Metis Nation of Ontario (MNO) founding President Tony Belcourt at the 2019 gathering. The Michif Song gift […]

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Master canoe builder to create birch bark canoe for Celebration of Nations

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Master canoe builder to create birch bark canoe for Celebration of Nations

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre press release – The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre welcomes Chuck Commanda from his community of Kitigan Zibi, Quebec for a two-week residency where he will build a traditional Algonquin-style birch bark canoe as part of the 3rd Annual Celebration of Nations. The master and his apprentice will be building a 10-foot […]

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Third annual Celebration of Nations returns to downtown St. Catharines

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Third annual Celebration of Nations returns to downtown St. Catharines

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre press release –  The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre and Kakekalanicks Indigenous Arts present Celebration of Nations, a gathering of Indigenous arts, culture, and tradition in downtown St. Catharines from 6–8 September 2019. More than 40 events will take place in downtown St. Catharines, within the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre’s four venues, […]

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Thoughtful farce on the prairie at Showboat Festival Theatre

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Thoughtful farce on the prairie at Showboat Festival Theatre

Showboat Festival Theatre press release – Prairie Nurse – on stage August 14 to 25/2019, at Showboat Festival Theatre in Port Colborne – explores big, complex issues like immigration, identity, and power dynamics. That it does so while making audiences laugh out loud makes this play by Marie Beath Badian something special. “Prairie Nurse is […]

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Free concert series helps people in need

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Free concert series helps people in need

With support from friends and fans from all over the Niagara Region, local entertainer Joe Crawford is holding the Joe Crawford Live 4th Annual Free Summer Concert Series. On Tuesday nights in August, he will be at King George Park in Port Colborne. The concerts start at 7 p.m. The concerts are free, all that […]

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Comedy on ice at Showboat

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Comedy on ice at Showboat

Showboat Festival Theatre press release – Before playing a new character, Daniela Vlaskalic must first play detective. Vlaskalic spent the week before rehearsals started for Hurry Hard – a comedy by Kristen Da Silva making its world premiere at Showboat Festival Theatre in Port Colborne July 24/2019, to August 4/2019 – scouring the script for […]

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