Canada Day Celebration at
the Ottawa Baha’i Centre
- On the afternoon of Canada Day, just a few kilometres east of
Parliament in the neighbourhood of Vanier, the Ottawa Baha’i community
organized a free outdoor concert featuring the Tine Rufaro Marimba Band
and some musical guests.
A number of people who live in the neighbourhood, and some who were
just walking by, joined local Baha’is to listen, clap and move with the
music. There was a shady area with potluck snacks and cool lemonade
which was also very popular. As well as the marimba band, Pierre Austin
got everyone clapping with his accordion, and the audience gathered
close to hear Stephen Thirwall play his guitar.
A very special group who started off the concert was the junior marimba
band associated with the Tine Rufaro Band. It was great to see the
Baha’i Centre used in this way, with the bands playing on the patio
under the grape arbour and young and old sitting and standing in the
East parking lot enjoying the music.
Hope that we can do this again