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Saturday August 13, 2022

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About Us

The arts and culture have the precious power to transform societies, to enabletolerance to triumph, to lead to a multicultural dialogue, to give people a voice and to promote diversity. For 10 years Akwaba has offered cultural seasons to highlight diversity and culture.

Milton is growing cultural attraction and creating different opportunities in our community across the Town through support for amateurs and professional artists, cultural organizations and cultural events benefiting residents and visitors alike. 

Today, under the proposition of Jean Assamoa, Founder and Artistic Director of Akwaba Cultural Exchange, The Honourable, Sir Gordon Krantz, Mayor of Milton justadded a new Festival Called Milton African and Multicultural Festival.
Our primary mission is to bring together Miltonians, to promote our beautiful Town, to harness our resources and promote the unity of people.

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Our Goals

Our aim is to get everyone, youth and adults alike, involved in an organized festival to bring
energy, excitement and history of our people, philosophy, values, and principles. 

Solidarity

Promote solidarity among Milton communities through culture and educational exchange.

Showcase

Share diverse cultures, music, dance, exhibitions, arts and crafts.

Tourism

Promote tourism within the Town of Milton

Amplify

Provide a global voice for Miltonians to showcase their heritage.

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Event Schedule

Check out our full lineup of events taking place all weekend!

Saturday August 13, 2022

Community Park, Milton

  • Opening Ceremonies
    • 10:00am: Open to Public
    • 11:00am: Prayer of Benediction(First Nations) followed by Canadian Anthem
    • 11:15am: Taste of Africa
    • 11:20: Speech of President of Akwaba Cultural Exchange
    • 11:25am: Mayor Krantz
    • 11:30am: MP Federal Adam van Koeverden
    • 11:35am: MPP Parm Gill
    • 11:40am: President of ACIRT(Association of Ivory Coast in Toronto)
    • 11:45am: Ambassador of Ivory Coast
    • 11:50am: Music DJ
  • Stage Performances
    • 12:15pm: Opening performance with Akwaba Dance Company
    • 12:30pm: Solo singer Princess Anne from Nigeria
    • 12:50pm: David Odele(Multi-talent drummer from Nigeria)
    • 1:15pm: MECUDA
    • 1:45pm: Lumembo Tshiswaka(storyteller-Poet from Congo)
    • 2:10pm: Amadou kienou( Multi-talent singer and drummer from Burkina Faso)
    • 2:30pm: Jacques YAMS(solo Singer from Cameroon)
    • 3:00pm: ACIRT(Fashion show- Skylight on Sponsors and others..)
    • 4:00pm: Steve Stoddart and Band(Gospel-Salsa and reggae)
    • 5:00pm: ACIRT(Raffle- Ceremony of recognition and others…)
    • 6:00pm: Gloria Gift Nankunda(African dance group from Ouganda)
    • 6:30pm: Bulgarian Folklore dance group from Bulgaria
    • 7:00pm: Dj(Soukouss- African music- Coupe Decale-Reggae and others)
    • 8:15pm: End of festival

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Event Locations

The Milton African & Multicultural Festival is being held in various locations throughout Milton

Milton Community Sports Park

Location for Main Events

Milton Community Sports Park

Location for Main Events

TBD

Location for additional events

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A Message From Mayor Krantz

On behalf of the Town of Milton and Town Council, I’d like to extend greetings and a warm welcome to the Milton African and Multicultural Festival (MAMF). Arts and culture improve the lives of many and bring people together. This festival will showcase the talents of diverse cultural backgrounds within Milton. 

I am pleased that events like yours are taking place in the Milton community, and encourage residents to get involved and attend the MAMF in the near future. 

Please accept my best wishes for a successful and enjoyable event. 

Sincerely, 

Mayor Gord Krantz

Town of Milton

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