The Ultimate Virtual BBQ Party in support of UPlift Black

By: UPlift Black

The Ultimate Virtual BBQ Party in support of UPlift Black

By: UPlift Black
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August 31, 2021 7:00 PM EDT to 8:30 PM EDT

UPlift Black BBQ Fundraiser

The Ultimate BBQ Fundraiser in support of UPlift Black.

Join us on August 1st (Emancipation Day) for the Ultimate BBQ Party in YOUR home!

Virtual event includes:

Visual Story Telling by local Black Artists within Greater Simcoe County. 

  • Ty the Poetess (Spoken Word)
  • Lily Maharaj & Micah Robertson (Original Song and Dance)
  • Michelle Guy and Brad Hilliker (Guitar and Vocals - Original and Covers)
  • Gwyn Beaver and Shawn Pitre (Guitar and Vocals - Covers)
  • Yohance Williams (Djembe)
  • Lady Nova (Drag Performance)

and a special performance by OMCI Emerging Artist Ruth Jones (Pianist) (

Also featuring:

  • Auction - Raffles - 50/50 - Open Discussion

  • Kids Activity with Yaa Deane! (email to receive kids activity kit to use on event day)

  • After Party featuring music from the African Diaspora and Open Chat Forum to help keep the conversation going with attendees from across the county and nationally. 

All in support of UPlift Black ( and their vision of achieving racial equity through a conscious and UPlifted Community. 


Purchase a Spice UP your BBQ Box ($40) and support local black owned foodpreneurs in Simcoe County. 

  • A Taste of Soul! (
  • Rawberri at Home (
  • Ms Hotty Hotty Foodz (

Don’t feel like cooking? 

Why not have your BBQ catered from a local Black Owned Business! Find a business


This event is powered by our sponsors

Enbridge Gas Inc

Michelle Martin

For sponsorship inquires contact Shelly at

Organized by
UPlift Black
UPlift Black is a Black and 2SLGBTQI+ led not for profit centre for Social Justice and Inclusion. Based in Simcoe County, Ontario and working with community parters to UPlift the wellbeing of Black, 2SLGBTI+ people locally and educate nationally on combating anti-Black racism and discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation in Canada. Our ultimate goal is true equity through a conscious and UPlifted community.
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