Native pride march

Saturday, May 23, 2009 - 15:00 to 18:00

APTN and the National Film Board of Canada are making a film that celebrates the Toronto Aboriginal Community, and want everyone to come out and participate.

We are going to film a scene where we get as many Native people as possible to march through the streets together in celebration of our community. The parade will begin at the Native Canadian Centre, and circle around the surrounding blocks a few times, shutting down traffic, and having lots of fun. The resulting film will be edited and screened on APTN.

The film is called Wave A Red Flag, and is written and directed by Adam Garnet Jones (winner of Best Short Canadian Drama at imagineNATIVE 2008.)

If possible, try not wear the colour red. Some people will be carrying red flags, and we want to have red only in the flags (for special effects reasons.)


Native Canadian Centre
16 Spadina Rd.
Toronto , ON
43° 40' 4.638" N, 79° 24' 15.714" W
Ontario CA

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