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LINK Picnic Festival

Saturday August 23 -
Sunday August 24, 2014
Victoria Park, Downtown Kitchener


Drumming Village

1:00 Opening Drum Circle   1:00  Opening Drum Circle 
2:00 Gerima Drum Solo   2:00   Jeffrey Cummins -- Salsa Workshop
2:30 LINK Dancers   3:15   Collective Drumming into Parade
3:00 Osahungo Drum Workshop    
4:00 Elisha MacMillian of Manifest Dance- African Dance Workshop   4:00    Amadou Keinou Djembe Workshop (Djembe master from Brikina Faso)
5:30 Closing Drum Circle   6:30 Closing Drum


Steelpan Yard

2pm Learn to play workshop   12:15-1:00 Acoustic Steel
      1:00-3:00 Tropical Steelband
      3:00-6:00 Panwaves Steelband


After Festival Steelpan Classes begin in October


SUNDAY 12-7pm
1:00 MC Intro   12:00 MC Intro
1:05 Acoustic Steel   12:05 Acoustic Steel
Gerima   Gerima
Tony Okot   J Band
DJ Blacks    
Aileen Bennet   Air Blaq
Lorraine Harris   Eri irls
Eri Girls   LINK Dancers
Lainey   DJ Tripp D-- Dance Competitio
DJ Jahbama   3:00 pm Children's Carnival / DJ Lenny
Errol Blackwood   City / Regional / Provincial
LINK Dancers   4:00 Chasaya
Konyo Konyo   Khamel-Eon
Ekhaya World Band   Arsenals Ska Band



Children's Village

1-5pm Colouring/Freestyle Art     1 - 5 Colouring/Freestyle Art
1-5 Facepainting     1-5 Facepainting
2-4 Races     1-3:30 Candy Jar
1- 4 Candy Jar     2 - 4 Races
      3:00 Carnival Parade
      4pm Limbo Contest




Directions to Festival:

To Victoria Park (Courtland & David Street Entrance)

From Highway 401 (east or west)

  1. Take Exit #278 at Highway 8 West towards Kitchener-Waterloo
  2. Follow Highway 8 for five minutes until it becomes (in the far left lane) King Street
  3. Take King Street to Downtown Kitchener
  4. Turn left at Benton St. (Delta Hotel on corner, Frederick St. on right)
  5. Turn right at Courtland Avenue W
  6. Cross Queen St. S. and proceed to Victoria Park entrance at the corner of Courtland and David St.

See google map here

Downtown Kitchener:

Map of downtown Kitchener to Victoria Park


Free events to get you involved:
Celebrte Black History Month Open Drum & Dance Circle
Sat. February 21, 2015, 2pm
@ Impact Movement Ltd.
178 Weber St. N, Waterloo (behind 180 Weber N)
Get details here ...

Festival begins with Free Drumming Workshops
Dates & Locations TBA
Mas Camp & workshops
Aug.18-20, Drop-inTuesday & Wednesday 6 - 9pm; Thursdaay 11am-4pm: Create / choose costumes, free workshops

LINK Picnic Festival's First Carnival Queen costume
King & Queen of the Parade Costume Show
August 20; 7:30 - 9:30pm
See costumes up close and learn about its creation

In the Park: Saturday Aug. 22, 12-8pm: Drumming Village, Mainstage, workshops, Children's Village, vendors.
In the Park: Sunday Aug. 23, 12-7pm: Drumming Village, Steelpan Yard, Mainstage, Children's Village, Carnival Costume Parade, Workshops, Demonstrations, vendors



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