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Bring on the Sunshine (BOTS) is a family day festival launched in 2010 which typically sees 3-5000 people attend each year. The schedule on the day includes a full musical stage line up, a market place with diverse and artisan items, and workshops such as drumming, dance and more. The event also introduces it’s audience to delicious African cuisine, as well as the warmth and vibrancy of African cultures!
In 2015 we launched the BOTS Youth Leadership Program, creating leadership development opportunities for young people of colour who are supported and mentored by their community. These youth learn how to host a large event, develop their soft skills and create community networks that will support them as they move forward. They also experience welcome and belonging in the Waterloo Region community that affirms and celebrates their unique identities.
Bring on the Sunshine is a grass roots event that our community feels proud ,it highlights the best and the brightest of who we are as a community and invites everyone of all cultures to come and celebrate.
It is amazing to see people of every nation come an rejoice in an African way. From the youngest to the oldest, everyone can be stimulated by the constant uproar of performances, music, traditional attires, delicious food, activities and vendors galore.