Studio Director Suzan Lavertu , right, with radio DJ Papa Richie, left
by Sarah Onyango
On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the Cultural Arts Studio School Of Afro-Caribbean Dance hosted a community open house at its neww location at 40 Colonnade Rd, in Nepean. While visitors of all ages were given a tour of the new space and a preview of the centre’s current and programs by the director, Suzan Lavertu, CHUO 89.1FM Saturday hosts entertained them with lively music and conversation. Donations were collected towards renovations, and some lucky donors won prizes generously provided by local businesses. The Cultural Arts Studio-Community Open House was sponsored by Rent In Ottawa, CHUO 89.1 and CharlesWatermarked Designs. For more information on the school and its programs, visit: http://www.afrocaribdance.com/
About the writer
Sarah Onyango is a well-known community leader and activist. She is the Community Outreach Officer for Black History Ottawa. Among her many awards are: Mathieu Da Costa Award, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Ontario Volunteer Service Award, United Way Community Builder award, and Volunteer of the Year Award.