2018/02/22 17:30
Feb 22 2018

Our Hidden Figures

  • 05:30 PM
  • Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive

Our Hidden Figures (A video tribute to Ms. Daisy Sweeney and a slide presentation on Miss Portia White).

Both Afro-Canadian women were musically gifted. Daisy taught piano to her brother, the great jazz pianist, Oscar Peterson as well as other talented musicians such as Oliver Jones. She died last year.

Portia White was an internationally acclaimed opera contralto and this year marks the 50th anniversary of her passing in 1968.

Black history comes to life as we uncover the family ties and greatness of these two phenomenal women – from Sylvia Sweeney (former Olympic athlete), former Senator Don Oliver, Oscar Peterson and our most recent Parliamentary Poet Laureate, George Elliott Clarke. Not to be missed.