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Open to Celebrate: Summer of Song -- Joni NehRita

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Forest Heights Community Library

We are open to celebrate! Join us at an outdoor, in-person concert featuring local musician, Joni NehRita. Dance, play giant games, blow bubbles and get to know your neighbours at this fun event. Bring a blanket or lawn chair if you’d like. This is a series of four concerts at the community libraries—attend two or more of the concerts for a chance to win a prize!  


Schedule of Events  

  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm  

  • Live performance by Joni NehRita  

  • Giant Snakes and Ladders, Checkers, and Jenga  

  • Bubbles!  

  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm 

  • Children’s activity 


In the event of rain, the concert and activities will move inside the library.  


No registration required. 


Joni NehRita is a multi-instrumentalist, self-produced singer/songwriter, arranger, TEDxED & Keynote speaker.  The Jamaican-Canadian artist writes songs that explore themes of universal love, social justice and cultivating imagination and compassion. Her 4th full length album, ‘Love & Protest’ is a blend of soul, jazz & Afro-Latin/Caribbean grooves and was written, produced and mixed entirely by NehRita 


In addition to being a performer, NehRita has been a music educator for 20 years, teaching both privately as well as in workshop/masterclass format in high schools & universities including University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University and Seneca at York. Most recently, she was commissioned to design an online creative arts “zine” for teens for Idea Exchange/Cambridge Libraries as well as to compose & create choral arrangements of 3 songs for Cameron Heights C.I. 


Photo credit: Hilary Gauld 

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Open to Celebrate: Summer of Song -- Amanda Braam

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Pioneer Park Community Library

We are open to celebrate! In collaboration with the Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre and Doon Pioneer Park Community Association's Grand Re-opening, please join us at an outdoor, in-person concert featuring local musician, Amanda BraamComplete a craft, do a scavenger hunt, play giant games and get to know your neighbours at this fun event. Bring a blanket or lawn chair if you’d like. This is a series of four concerts at the community libraries—attend two or more of the concerts for a chance to win a prize! 

Schedule of Events 

  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm
    • Scavenger hunt
    • Children’s activity
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm 
    • Live performance by Amanda Braam 
    • Giant Snakes and Ladders, Checkers, and Jenga 
    • Bubbles! 

In the event of rain, the concert and activities will move inside the library. 

No registration required.

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Open to Celebrate: Summer of Song -- the MacQueens

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Grand River Stanley Park Community Library

We are open to celebrate! Join us at an outdoor, in-person concert featuring local musicians, the MacQueens. Dance, play giant games, blow bubbles and get to know your neighbours at this fun event. Bring a blanket or lawn chair if you’d like. This is a series of four concerts at the community libraries—attend two or more of the concerts for a chance to win a prize! 

Schedule of Events

  • 2:00-3:00pm
    • Live performance by the MacQueens
    • Giant Snakes and Ladders, Checkers, and Jenga
    • Bubbles!
  • 3:00-4:00pm
    • Scavenger hunt
    • Children's activity

In the event of rain, the concert and activities will move inside the library. 

No registration required.

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Open to Celebrate: Summer of Song -- Kelly Welch

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Country Hills Community Library

We are open to celebrate! Join us for songs and storytelling with Kelly Welch, a Crane Clan musician from Treaty Nine territory. This program will be taking place outdoors. 

This is a series of four concerts at the community libraries—attend two or more for a chance to win a prize! 

In the event of rain, the concert and activities will move inside the library. Visit inside the library after the program for additional activities. 

No registration required.

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