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CSI Regent Park - 585 Dundas Street East, 3rd Floor
Toronto ON M5A 2G7

(416) 732-3625

Information about Greg "Ritallin" Frankson, spoken word artist, activist and social innovator

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Keep up to date with Ritallin's public performances, workshops, feature presentations and other appearances across Canada and around the world.

H.U.B. Inc. Durham 1st Annual Summer BBQ Bash
6:30 PM18:30

H.U.B. Inc. Durham 1st Annual Summer BBQ Bash

We want to celebrate the first day of Summer with Durham’s finest - H.U.B Inc Style!
You are invited to join us for an outdoor BBQ On the Green!! Our evening will include a night of food, wine, live music, exhibitors, and other extraordinary entrepreneurs!

We are celebrating business owners and at the same time raising funds for One Spark, an organization that provides barrier-free opportunities for women experiencing violence to generate income through entrepreneurship.
Come and connect with business owners and celebrate with other entrepreneurs in our community!!

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Durham Region Association of Black Professionals & Entrepreneurs (DRABPE)
7:00 PM19:00

Durham Region Association of Black Professionals & Entrepreneurs (DRABPE)

Greg Frankson, formerly Engagement & Outreach Manager at the Whitby Chamber of Commerce, who now runs a communications company, will be providing us with networking reminder tips. We will immediately have an opportunity to practice some of what we learned through participation in our speed networking session. 

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So You Think You Can Speak? Pitch Competition
6:00 PM18:00

So You Think You Can Speak? Pitch Competition

Get ready for an exciting, high energy Pitch Contest where YOU have the opportunity to take the stage and rock the mic! Pitch your passion, your business or your unique perspective to over 100 people, and our amazing judges PLUS win CASH and PRIZES!

Format: 1 minute prepared pitch, Pitch your business, passion, purpose - you name it! 40 Speakers compete in 4 heats of 10. Top speaker from each heat moves forward to the Impromptu Round where you will draw a topic to pitch. The top two Contestants as chosen by our judges will be coached live by Codi Shewan and face off in the final round, a 2 minute pitch for the chance to win $500!

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Walking the Talk: Revolutionizing Workplace Wellness
11:30 AM11:30

Walking the Talk: Revolutionizing Workplace Wellness

Every week 500,000 Canadians miss work due to a mental health problem or illness, costing the Canadian economy close to $50 billion per year.

In celebration of the fifth anniversary of Canada’s home-grown workplace mental health Standard, join industry leaders as they reflect on how addressing mental health at work has changed their organizational culture for the better.

Introduced by Mental Health Commission of Canada President and CEO Louise Bradley, and moderated by CivicAction CEO, Sevaun Palvetzian, the panel will delve into how unlocking a mentally healthier workforce can boost the bottom line while enhancing recruitment, retention and organizational reputation.

CivicAction invites you to complete the free online MindsMatter/SoutienBienEtre assessment at or and assess how well your workplace supports mental health. You will receive a confidential email with three simple actions to better support your workers’ mental health, with links to additional resources.

- Lunch will be served -

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

- For information about accessibility, please email
- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted to by Monday, February 19th, 2018

*The views expressed on the Economic Club platform are not that of the Economic Club or its affiliates but of the speakers alone and the organizations they represent*

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Shazamfest, Barnston Ouest, QC
12:00 PM12:00

Shazamfest, Barnston Ouest, QC

ShazamFest is Québec's most unique summer festival. With the introduction of a wide variety of musical talents and stage acts, including circus-based performances, ShazamFest has created a unique and special experience for the whole family. Workshops on forging and circus arts, extreme sport displays of skateboarding and wrestling give ShazamFest a distinctive flavor. All this and more are to be found during the three-day carnival that is ShazamFest!

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7:00 PM19:00

Mathare in Focus - CMETrust Charity Event (Ottawa ON)

CMETrust, Ottawa chapter, is having its annual vernissage of photos, Mathare in Focus, on November 12, 2014, at Pressed Cafe (750 Gladstone Avenue). Besides the scholars’ thoughtful artwork, the event will feature spoken word entertainment from wordsmith extraordinaire, Ritallin, refreshments, music, food, and more interesting, cool people meeting together in one room than you can possibly imagine. Funds raised at the event will contribute directly to secondary school scholarships for students from Mathare. 

Tickets can be purchased at the door - $15 for general admission and a limited number of student tickets for $10. They can also be purchased online.

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7:00 PM19:00

8th Annual Roots of Freedom Festival - Feature Concert (Milton ON)

Everyone who participates in this fun-filled two-day festival will leave with a better understanding of the important role Oakville and Halton played in the historical transition from slavery to freedom.

Feature performances by Muhtadi Thomas, Greg "Ritallin" Frankson and John Campbell

Special Reception 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Main Event 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Milton District High School - 396 Williams Avenue, Milton ON

For more information, visit the Festival Website

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8:00 PM20:00

Toronto Slam Champions' Cup (Toronto ON)

Doors 7pm | Show 8pm | All Ages | No Open Mic 
Hosted by Brendan McLeod | $10 at the door

The third annual Toronto Slam Champions’ Cup is a two-stage, single evening invitational tournament pitting the Greater Toronto Area’s grand slam champions against each other in an unparalleled night of T-Dot slam!

Ray Abergas (BAM!), Dan Murray (Burlington), Dwayne Morgan (Roots Lounge – UFTR), Andre Prefontaine (TPS), Skummilk (We Flip Tables!), Shawna Dimitry (YorkSlam), Cathy Petch (WoWps Rep) and Suviana (Last Chance Slam Winner) duke it out for the $200 cash prize, trophy and title of Toronto Slam Champion of Champions!

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