Thursday, February 27, 2014

CCAH: Another great example of a successful Prologue arts partnership!


We just got these cool photos of Greg Frankson's recent visit to St. Bernadette School in Oakville. Once again, our own Greg has proven his knack for engaging the students. 

What the pictures don't say is that this show was the result of Prologue's successful partnership with the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton (CCAH). 

When on a business visit in Halton's region last fall, Stephanie Filippi (our outreach and touring sales manager) met with the CCAH to find out about their current initiatives. As they were telling her about all the future projects, Stephanie saw that Greg Frankson could fulfill many of their needs.

He ended up hosting the launch of CCAH Black History Month on February 5th at the Town Hall in Oakville. He got included in the CCAH activities (hence his visit to St. Bernadette School). Prologue also sponsored Greg’s much appreciated presentation at the Milton Library on Saturday Feb. 15 (part of the CCAH programming). 

One thing leads to another
Stephanie attended the event, and it gave her the opportunity to meet with the Milton programming services librarian and learn about this dynamic library's young writers poetry club Pizza and Prose (with a good potential for Greg's future bookings).

Marni Beal (wife of late Lieutenant Governor Lincoln Alexander, the first black member of parliament) specially came to catch Greg's performance, invited by CCAH. She's a great supporter of the Book-in-a-Day Program.

CCAH has also applied for a grant to welcome Greg Frankson next season to work with a youth group which meets on Saturdays at Queen Elizabeth Park and Community Cultural Centre (Youth Centre)

As you can see, hooking up with the CCAH had quite a domino effect for one of Prologue's artists. 

Don't you just love what all things work out like this?






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