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‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍The 83rd Call to Action of the Truth and reconciliation Commission signals collaborative art making as a priority

After 15 years of Westfest collaboration and creation, this panel is being assembled toreflect on how artists, cultural producers, organizers and institutions can fostermeaningful exchanges.

Ehren Thomas, aka ATCR’s Bear Witness, Elsa Mirzaei of the Babely Shades andLake Urmia and Carleton University’s Education coordinator Fiona Wright will joinArtist, Activist and Educator Cara Tierney to reflect on what respectful crosscommunity collaboration looks like and means. Moderated by Cara Tierney.

Saturday June 9, 1:00 - 2:00 pm‍‍‍

Upstairs at Tom Brown Arena

Free / fully access‍‍‍ible

Westfe‍‍‍st Dance After-Party

With DJ del Pilar, Seiiizmikk, DJ Craig Dominic

Friday, June 8, 10:00 pm - 1:30 am

Upstairs at Tom Brown Arena

$5 Cover / fully accessible

Westfest Live Music After-Party

With River City Junction plus Thomas Starwalker Clair & Mauro Scatozza

Saturday, June 9‍‍‍,‍‍‍‍‍‍ 10:0‍‍‍0 pm - 1:30 am

Upstairs at Tom Brown Arena

$5 Cover / fully accessible

Indigenous Pavilion

Join us for a Celebration of Indigenous Cultures at our Westfest Indigenous Pavilion onsite at Tom Brown Arena! Experience Indigenous cultures from across Canada like never before - visit our 30-foot tipi, browse both traditional and contemporary indigenous art and wares from our Indigenous vendors, experience Indigenous food for sale, all while taking in the plethora of incredible free programming Westfest has to offer, including amazing Indigenous dancers and performers on the Thom Fountain Team Main Stage!

Friday, June 8, 5:00 -‍‍‍ 10:00 pm

‍‍‍Saturday, June 9 + Sunday, June 10, 2pm - 10pm‍‍‍

Westfest Bar Area (19+)

Westfest has a designated licensed area sponsored by Beau’s Brewery. Also available: Ontario wine from Creekside Estate, and cocktails from Ottawa’s Top Shelf Vodka.

Friday, June 8, 5:00 - 10:00 pm‍‍‍‍‍‍

Saturday, June 9 + Sunday, June 10, 2‍‍‍‍‍‍pm - 10pm

Westfest Food Court‍‍‍‍‍‍

Some of Ottawa’s most popular food trucks will be on site all weekend long to make sure you don’t go hungry.

Friday, June 8, 5 - 10 pm

Saturday, June 9 + Sunday, June 10, 2‍‍‍‍‍‍pm - 10 pm

Napkyn Family Fun Area‍‍‍‍‍‍

Bring the kids to the FREE NAPKYN FAMILY FUN AREA at Westfest, Saturday June 9th and Sunday June 10th with bouncy castles, giant obstacle course, climbing walls, slides, games, face painting, balloon making and so much more! Experience the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization family programming with spoken word, song, dance and more!

Saturday, June 9 + Sunday, June 10, ‍‍‍10am - 5pm

‍‍‍Westfest Youth & Community Stage‍‍‍

Enjoy Youth and Family programming on this stage in the Napkyn Family Fun Area!

‍‍‍Saturday, June 9 + Sunday, June 10, 10am - 2pm‍‍‍








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