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We hope you had as much fun as we did during Virtually JUNIOR! If you missed anything, be sure to check out the links to all our events below.

We hope to see your smiling faces at Junior 2021.
Until then, stay safe and remain curious!

Saturday, May 16

Join Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo from the Mohawk Nation as she dances and drums “powwow-style” to bring us all together!

11am
Junior Artists Live

Indigenous Connection

A’nó:wara Dance Theatre

Montreal (Kahnawake)

Ages 4+

Learn about the life cycle of bees, download an activity guide, and explore your own neighbourhood on a guided bee walk – you won’t BEE-lieve what lies right on your own street!

1pm
NATURE TALK/WALK

Har-BEE-front Centre Walk

Tim Walker, Manager, School Visits

Harbourfront Centre

All ages

This QSO-produced short film, inspired by Canadian songwriter Rita MacNeil, is a love letter to the 2SLGBTQ Community, following three friends on a road trip who are separated by an unexpected fork in the road.

2pm
FILM

Reach the Sky

Queer Songbook Orchestra

Toronto

Ages 8+ / body positivity messaging involving brief nudity

One Sunday a month, natural hair specialist Nancy Falaise closes the doors of her Montreal salon to lead a private workshop for young girls of colour struggling to love their natural hair.

Join us for a live Q&A with curator Charles Officer Monday at 11am.

2:30pm
FILM

Nancy’s Workshop

Directed by Aïcha Diop

Canada, 2019 / Documentary

Ages 8+

Working imaginatively with the famous line “what is essential is invisible to the eye,” we explore the global legacy of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, 75 years after its publication.

Join us for a live Q&A with curator Charles Officer Monday at 11am.

3pm
FILM

Invisible Essence: The Little Prince

Directed by Charles Officer

Canada, 2018 / Documentary

Ages 9+

Learn traditional Indigenous strawberry teachings with Grandmother Kim Wheatley.

4pm
Food Teachings

Strawberry Moon Teachings

Kim Wheatley

Shawanaga First Nation

Ages 6+

In partnership with
Tkaronto Music Festival

Leslie McCue, a proud member of Curve Lake First Nation, shares stories from an Indigenous perspective and leads a craft activity that is sure to inspire.

Here’s what you’ll need: paper, toilet paper roll, pencil or marker, tape and scissors

4:30pm
SHARING STORIES

Sharing Storytelling Insights with Leslie McCue

Leslie McCue

Curve Lake First Nation

Ages 6+

In partnership with
Tkaronto Music Festival

You loved him as part of our inaugural festival in 2018, now join award-winning hip-hop/electronic artist Cody Coyote at Virtually Junior!

5pm
MUSIC

Introducing an Indigenous Voice in Canadian Music – Cody Coyote

Cody Coyote

Ojibwe

Ages 12+

In partnership with
Tkaronto Music Festival

Sunday, May 17

A Junior favourite, join Fay Slift of “Fay & Fluffy” for Storytime!

11am
Junior Artists Live

Storytime with Fay Slift

Fay Slift

Toronto

Ages 4–7

Join BAMDance and unleash your spirit, encourage independence, confidence, resilience and empowerment, whatever your ability!

1pm
Junior Artists Live

BAMDANCE: A Dance Workshop for Children of all Abilities

Ali Phillips

Canada

All ages

Join the bestselling author of eleven books (including The Wizenard Series with Kobe Bryant) and #forestofreading award winner for a sneak peek of his newest novel, Sara and the Search for Normal.

2pm
Junior Artists Live

Read Aloud and Q&A with Author Wesley King

Wesley King

Nova Scotia

Ages 8–12

Presented in partnership with
Toronto International Festival of Authors

Director Mina Shum makes her first foray into feature documentary filmmaking by reopening the file on a watershed moment in Canadian race relations – the infamous Sir George Williams Riot.

Join us for a live Q&A with curator Charles Officer Monday at 11am.

2:30pm
FILM

Ninth Floor

Directed by Mina Shum

Canada, 2015 / Documentary

Ages 13+

Toronto Aboriginal Eco Tours offers teachings about environmental knowledge and cultural respect for the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island; apply these teachings on your next socially-distant walk!

4pm
NATURE TALK/WALK

Living Off the Land

Toronto Aboriginal Eco Tours

Toronto

Ages 8+

In partnership with
Tkaronto Music Festival

Spend one day in 10 minutes with comedian and entertainer Shoshana Sperling. Directed by Lisa Brooke, editing by Graham Powell and shot by Maury LaFoy.

4:30pm
Junior Artists Live

The Magic of QuaranTime

Shoshana Sperling

Toronto

Ages 7+

Moscow Apartment is an award-winning indie folk-rock duo comprised of Brighid (15) and Pascale (16) who bring an electric crunch to their tight folk harmonies.

5pm
MUSIC

Moscow Apartment

Toronto

All ages

Monday, May 18

Join filmmaker Charles Officer as he discusses his film curation titled “Love is a Revolutionary Act” and answers your questions.

Due to technical difficulties this video is not available.

11am
Junior Artists Live

Love is a Revolutionary Act: Live Q&A with filmmaker Charles Officer

Charles Officer

Toronto

Ages 8+

Together, we’ll use our imaginations to learn an epic choreographed dance break! Absolutely no dance experience required!

1pm
Junior Artists Live

Dance & Laugh with Rock Bottom

Alyssa Martin of Rock Bottom Movement

Toronto

All ages

Aguibou Bougobali Sanou offers a poem and dance response to self-isolation measures, with his mother in mind—all the way from Burkina Faso!

2pm
DANCE

Deconfine Me

Aguibou Bougobali Sanou

Burkina Faso

All ages

Make your own dot art inspired by traditional styles of Métis floral beadwork!

Materials required: coloured pencils, cotton swabs, acrylic paint and something to paint on (card stock, paper, a rock – anything you want!)

3pm
GET CRAFTY

Métis Dot Art

Marissa Magneson

Toronto

All ages

Join northern Indigenous artist Miranda Currie for some sing-along, play-along fun!

4pm
MUSIC

Bouncing in the Boreal

Miranda Currie

NW Territories/Denendeh

All ages

Frontline Worker and Rapper Han Han shares about her unique perspective alongside her quarantine music video for her song “LDR” feat. Lex Junior from her second album, URDUJA.

5pm
MUSIC

LDR: Long Distance Relationship

Han Han

Toronto

All ages

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