Black Heritage Month celebration in Town of Minto to feature Kween

HARRISTON – Minto’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee is hosting a celebration of  diversity on Feb. 17.

Heading the Town of Minto’s celebration of Black Heritage Month will be Kween, who has been recognized as One of Canada’s Top 100 Black Women to Watch for 2023 by Canada International Black Women Excellence (CIBWE), a nonprofit organization that empowers and connects Black Women across Canada,

Everyone is welcome to attend the event, which will run from 10:30am until 12:30pm in the community room at the Harriston Library. 

“Kween, who lives in Guelph, is an entrepreneur and activist with a great presence and sense of humour,” Minto DEI committee officials state in a press release.

Kween and a member of her TKC Dance Troupe will showcase Soca dance, a Caribbean-styled art form to upbeat Caribbean music.

They will also facilitate  discussions around history and education of movement, dance, and culture. 

In addition, Kween will discuss frontline experiences in protest and
what allyship can look like for our communities,” organizers note.

Kween will also lead discussion and be open to questions from 11:30am to 12:30pm while lunch is served. 

Lunch, chicken dumpling soup, a Jamaican patty and a beverage will be catered by local chef Ryan Balram of Bigg Dogg and is included with admission.

Space is limited so attendees must register by Feb. 9. Visit to register.

A $5 fee to attend, which includes lunch, supports the continued efforts of Minto’s DEI Committee. 

Anyone having issues with online registration, are encouraged to call 519-338-2511 ext. 242 or email