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Program and Activity Guide Preston Township Homecoming 2019


Program and Activity Guide
Preston Township Homecoming 2019

Day 1: Friday August 9, 2019

Registration
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia

Meet and Greet BBQ and Opening Ceremonies
Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia
Admission: Free
Musical Performance By Keonte Beals & Shawn Downey
Special Proclamation By the Mayor of Halifax

Youth & Family Evening Event & Dance
Time 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
Location: North Preston Recreation Centre
Admission: Free
Live DJ R$ Smooth, North Preston Primos & Digital Divas

Day 2: Saturday August 10, 2019

Community Pancake Breakfast
Time: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: Henry G. Bauld Centre
Admission: Free

Registration
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia

Community Parade along Main Street
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Along Main Street from Forest Hill Parkway to Lake Major Road

Children & Youth Activity Day
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Akoma
Admission: Free

Day 2: Saturday August 10, 2019

Guided Community Tours
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia: Tour of the Centre and a bus tour of the communities of Cherry Brook / Lake Loon, East Preston and North Preston
Admission: Free

  • Must Register In Advance

Community BBQ with Live Entertainment
Time: 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia Grounds
Admission: Free
BBQ Dinner with live entertainment showcase produced by the
African Nova Scotian Music Association. After Party with DJ.

Day 3: Sunday, August 11, 2019

Combined Spiritual Church Service & BBQ
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia Grounds
Featuring Guest Speaker: Rev. Wallace Smith and the Preston Township Choir, followed by a BBQ Dinner sponsored by MP Darrell Samson, the Black Cultural Centre and Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia.

Day 4: Monday, August 12, 2019

Pastor Appreciation Breakfast
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Henry G. Bauld School
We pay tribute to the pastors of the Preston Township

Seniors Tea and Social
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: North Preston, Recreation Centre
Refreshments, games and storytelling, as we celebrate the elders in our community.

Games Night: WHIST TOURNAMENT
Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: East Preston Recreation Centre
Registration Fee: $15.00 per team

Day 5: Tuesday, August 13, 2019

East Preston Community Day
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Various Activities

  • Community Breakfast: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • 12 noon BBQ Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Guest Speaker Floyd Kane, creator of CBC series Diggstown
  • 3:00 PM Community Conversation Circle
    Location: Community of East Preston
    Admission: Free

The Power of Preston – Play by Anne Johnson-MacDonald
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Alderney Landing Theatre
Join us for an empowering and dramatic musical production. This dynamic musical production will both inspire and motivate you from start to finish. Written by North Preston playwright and author Anne Johnson-McDonald, “The Power of Preston” is a historical journey that demonstrates the power and faith of the many people through the ages who laid the foundation for the Preston communities.
Free Bus Service Available from the East Preston Recreation Centre, North Preston Recreation Centre and Black Cultural Centre (Please sign up in advance)
Admission: $20.00 adults, $15.00 Seniors / Youth / Children

Day 6: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Cherry Brook / Lake Loon Community Day
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Various Activities
9:00 am – Community Breakfast – Cherry Brook Church
11:00 am Seniors Stories from the Past
12:00 pm Children and Youth Events – Graham Creighton Junior High School
12:00 pm BBQ Lunch
3:00 pm Community Variety Show: New Beginnings Ministries
Location: Community of Lake Loon / Cherry Brook

The Power of Preston – Play by Anne Johnson-MacDonald
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Alderney Landing Theatre
Second performance, see details above.
Free Bus Service Available from the East Preston Recreation Centre, North Preston Recreation Centre and Black Cultural Centre (Please sign up in advance)
Admission: $20.00 adults, $15.00 Seniors / Youth / Children

Day 6: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Community Dance
Time: 9:00 pm
Location: Henry G. Bauld Centre
Join us for a Community Dance with a DJ spinning your favorite tunes.
Admission: Free

Day 7 – Thursday, August 15, 2019

North Preston Community Day
Time: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Various Activities

  • 7:30 am – 9:00 am – Community Breakfast- North Preston Community Centre
  • 9:00 am Community Activities for All Ages
  • 2:00 pm Community Social
  • 3:00 pm Pick-up Community Basketball Game
    Location: Community of North Preston

Closing Gala Dinner and Dance Celebration
6:00 pm – 2:00 am
Location: Doubletree by Hilton Halifax-Dartmouth, Wyse Road
Join us for our closing celebration and enjoy a full course meal, with guest speaker Senator Wanda Thomas-Bernard and special musical performances by Keonte Beals, Dubie Downey, Devon Saunders and Shawn Downey. Stay for our closing Dance with DJ Nasty Nuck. Admission: $43.00 per person