The Reach rolls out a lively Not Your Typical Canadian Block Party indoors!

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On Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 7pm to 11pm, come to The Reach and get lively at NYTC (Not Your Typical Canadian) Block Party hosted by Black Connections and The Reach.

This exciting free admission event will feature performances from artists near and far, showcasing aspects of Black culture through lyricism, choreography, visual arts, and so much more. So, who’s performing? The most righteous talent of Chill Rose Place, Taylor Lundberg, Jordan Blackman, Saint Soldier and KliQ dance crew. And coming across the Port Mann are UBC’s hip-hop and afro-beat specialists, Sinbirds, and a fresh women’s freestyle collective, Raw SpeakHers.

But wait! What’s a night without reppin’ the newest and coolest threads? Fashionista Gratie Fugar will showcase her colorful head-turning fashion line, Victoria Fashion. ‘Legacy’ piece maker Jonathan Loewen will have you exclaim, ‘what are those’ with his fashions, MYBRUTHASCLOSET. To top it all, they’re all locally designed. Arrive ready to shop!

“What’s crazy is that we aren’t even done yet! What’s a Block Party without food and drink? We’re offering a taste of African and Caribbean Cuisine to tantalize your taste buds with a whole new world of deliciousness – we’ve got your taste buds covered,” says Marc Forcier, Vice-President of Black Connections.

Time to party at the all-ages NYTC (Not Your Typical Canadian) indoor block party on Saturday, February 17 at 7pm at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford. This free community event is generously funded by Michael P. Forcier, CPA.

There’s lots happening during Black History Month, so drop by and celebrate the people, and all that Black Culture has to offer in the Fraser Valley. For more information, contact Anna Williams, Education Programmer, at or Marc Forcier of Black Connections at

About The Reach
The Reach is a registered non-profit organization, operated by a small staff team with the assistance of a Board of Directors and fabulous volunteers. With your support, we will continue to develop and present the best in the visual arts by local to international artists, preserve and share the stories of our rich and diverse cultural heritage, provide engaging multidisciplinary public programming for all ages and offer FREE admission to exhibitions and a wide range of other cultural events.

Media contact for NYTC:
Marc Forcier


Phone: 604-864-8087 x128