There are two interesting and completely different events to consider this Friday February 29th. One is a dance put on by "Algomatrad", which is a summer music camp held on St Joe's Island. www.algomatrad.ca These dances are about communing, laughing and smiling until your face hurts and there's no experience necessary. It takes place at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 96 Great Northern Road and starts at 7:30 with lessons, followed by a called dance at 8pm. $10 for adults, $5 for children for more info call 782-4311.
The other event is being held at Algoma U. in recognition of Black History Month: A Film & Evening with Filmmaker Kevin Pina. The location is at the Greatwest Life Amphitheatre (NW200) at 6:30 and admission is free. Donations will be accepted by WUSC. WUSC is a program that assists refugee students in obtaining an education in Canada and each year they bring a student in to study at Algoma U.
Kevin Pina was one of the producers of the film, "Berkley in the Sixties" which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary in 1990. This new film is about the situation in Haiti. In the discussion to follow, Kevin Pina, who has spent time in Haiti protesting the political situation there, will outline Canadian involvement and what can be done to help.