Come Celebrate at a Not So Typical Indoor Block Party!

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Come to the Not Your Typical Canadian Block Party @ The Reach on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 7pm. “This is about celebrating Black History Month and its cultures through musical performers, dancers, spoken word, fashion shows, community booths, yes, barbers, free African and Caribbean food, and public admission is free,” says Marc Forcier, coordinator of the Block Party.

The diversity of performers include Aitch Dogg, a young & talented rap artist from Vancouver whose tenacious freestyle ability and lyrical approach continues to grow him a loyal fan base. Then there’s O.K.A.Y.S, an Afro-beat musician, who is also a comedian and actor; Mamarudegyal, a young mother, who strives to strengthen her Community Voice enough to make a change in today’s world and is motivated by injustice, and inspired by Diversity; KNOWN. from small town Mission brings his own style and personality to the table, from fast flows to slow jams, and Kid Fresh, a 29 year old Portuguese and Nigerian Hip Hop artist who has opened for artists such as Cam’ron, Warren G, and Bone Thugs & Harmony.

The young and ambitious Sovereign Dance Co. entrepreneurs have the drive and determination to collectively bring their skills of business and dance into one. With Vancouver’s diverse dance scene, Sovereign shows love to the community by empowering each other to become better at the industry.

Kofi “Wreckage” Amoah is originally from Edmonton, and moved to Vancouver to pursue the growth of the Krump scene. He is passionate about inspiring the culture through positivity and showing youth a way to express their emotions through dance.

The fashion show will feature the striking designs of Gratie Fugar, Victoria 1 Fashion, Kidde Itto – QiQee Designs, and the Fraser Valley Bandits with some of their supporter team wear for the inaugural season. Come ready to shop!

Special guests at the Block Party @ The Reach also include,Boseko Lokombo, a WJ Mouat Alumni and line backer for the BC Lions, independent production company Higher Function’s Pacific Coast Panther, dressed as Black Panther, and Ransford Brempong, a past Canadian senior men’s national team basketball player.  To keep the vibe going all night, DJ Denise will be laying down some smooth tracks.

Party at the best free local Block Party @ The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way, on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 7pm. It’s free thanks to generous sponsors Michael P. Forcier, CPA, Inc. and the Cascade. For more information visit:

Media Contact:

Marc Forcier, Cultural Programs Intern 

604 864-8087 x121;