Apart of the Black Daddies Club, Black Love Matters 2017 Un-Conference, we will be introducing “A Jamaica Mi Come From” jam series, the purpose of this event is to raise funds for Black Daddies Club, to ensure that we are able to continue to do community based initiatives.
A Jamaica Mi Come from is a cultural series celebrating the Jamaican diaspora through various disciplines in arts and culture. In July 2017, we will be having the first ever session of “A Jamaica Mi Come From”, where participants will be exposed to Reggae music that comes from Jamaica. These musical selections will be spun by various DJ’s from Greater Toronto Area (GTA), these DJ’s will be exploring various eras of reggae, moving from Ska to Dancehall. The night will also feature Toronto based fashion designers who also have roots in Jamaica, and their designs capture the mix of what it means to be African-Jamaicans living in Canada.
The event will take place at Handlebar in kensington Market, located on Augusta, on Saturday, July 1st, 2017(Canada Day), from 9pm to 2am
Cost of this event is a sliding rate starting at $10
We are super excited to announce that, Secrets of A Black Boy, Black Daddies Club and Black Love Matters 2017 Un-Conference workshop course at York University partners to bring this dope play and important panel discussion around The Politics of Gender and Blackness in the Greater Toronto Area. To Theatre Passe Murialle on Tuesday, November 15th at 7:30pm to 10:30pm.
This event is open to the public, you can purchase your tickets here PURCHASE TICKET INFO
Arts Box Office | 416.504.7529
TAIBU Community Health Centre and Black Daddies Club is partnering to get the word out for the Black Men Health Challenge. This TAIBU led initiative is a great opportunity for Black men, fathers, grandparents, etc. to come out and network with each other but also get healthy together and building a stronger community in the process.
For more information please contact Estella
Tel: 416-644-3539 ext. 224
Piece Of Mind Theatre has partnered with Black Daddies Club to offer tickets to their upcoming theatre festival. We will be giving away tickets to Black Daddies Club members and their children to see the play.
Venue: Palmerson Library from
Dates of festival: October 11-16th
For more information please visit their website at www.pieceofminefest.com and on facebook FB: https://www.facebook.com/pieceofminefest/?fref=ts
If you are interested, send an email to info@blackdaddiesclub for more information
Black Daddies Club and York University is proud to announce that the Planning in Toronto workshop course entitled Black Love Matters 2017 Un-Conference is now open for enrollment, please share with folks that you think might interested…deadline is approaching quickly
Black Daddies Club is excited to announce that one of our community partners Kids Upfront Toronto have shown support to this years Family and Friends Picnic in a major way.
Through their support we will be giving away some tickets for a private Black Daddies Club suite at Air Canada Center onTuesday, September 6th for the Bad Boy Reunion tour, these tickets will be won be some lucky parent or guardian and their children (age appropriate, 14 and older) during Black Daddies Club Family and Friends Picnic at Petticoat Creek Park in Pickering taking place on Sunday, September 4th, from 1pm to 7pm.
We are super excited to build with you all this Sunday, September 4th for Black Daddies Club annual Family and Friends Picnic at Petticoat Creek Park in Pickering. It is our pleasure to announce that one our community partner’s the City of Toronto has provided two 48 seat shuttle buses to ensure that this event is accessible to community members across the Greater Toronto Area.
There is a bus that will be dedicated for community members living in Toronto west, this bus will be making stops at Jane and Finch Mall and Lawrence West Mall (across from Lawrence West Subway Station). There will also be a bus dedicated for community members living in Toronto east, this bus will be making stops at Scarborough Town Center Mall, Malvern Town Center Mall, and Kingston and Galloway.
If you are interested in taking this free shuttle service it is important that you RVSP with Darlene firstname.lastname@example.org before Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 so that we can ensure that everyone is able to attend the picnic.
Thing to remember:
This event is a potluck, but you can also purchase food at the picnic from one of our food vendors.
There is a general admission fee to get into Petticoat Creek Park due to fact it is a provincial park, non of this fee will go to Black Daddies Club, but rather to Ontario conversation, this cost is mandatory to all patrons entering the park. There is also afee to get into pool and splash pad area, children must be accompanied into this area with an adult.
Adult (15 +) $6.50
Senior (60 +) $5.50
Children (14 and under), with their family FREE
Per Person (2 years +) $4.75
Per Person with TRCA Parks Membership $2.75
Under 2 Years FREE
The theme of the picnic this year is “How can we support Black children and their parents living in the Greater Toronto Area?“, there will be a discussion taking place at the picnic as one of the many activities that will be taking place on September 4th, between 12pm to 7pm. We look forward to sharing space with you all, from grandparents to grandchildren and everyone in between.
The end of summer is fast approaching. [insert sad face here]
…but before the sun gives way to the cold and snow, let’s get together for some rest, relaxation and reasoning with family and friends!
On Sunday, September 4th at Petticoat Creek Park in Pickering, the Black Daddies Club (BDC) will be hosting our annual Family and Friends Picnic. This event will be a part of the Breaking Bread series that will culminate in our 10thanniversary co-created initiative entitled the Black Love Matters 2017 Un-Conference. Spread throughout 2017, the Un-Conference will be held at venues across the Greater Toronto Area.
Black Daddies Club has partnered with York University’s graduate planning program to teach the fall 2016 course Planning in Toronto workshop, which will focus on developing a GIS mapping system that will be introduced during the Black Love Matters 2017 Un-Conference.
As we reach the denouement of summer 2016, one thing that I have realized so far this year is that the Black community in the Greater Toronto Area in our multiplicity of hues and politics has different ways of community organizing and claiming space, it has been a beautiful thing to witness and this has giving hope to many from my community. During this summer I have seen the city of Toronto come alive with various forms of community organizing, one of which was the July’s edition of Breaking Bread Brunch which has been our most successful brunch so far this year, I would like to thank our community partners (Vibe 105.5FM, We Speak Research, Young Potential Fathers/ Ujima House) and community members that made July’s discussion really thoughtful, sincere and provocative.