As always Westmount resident Wanda Potrykus will emcee. This year the event features Canadian Indigenous music, songs and stories, as well as spoken word from Canadians of settler origin. Performers are from the BearHeart Medicine Drum; the Mohawk Ceremonial Ritualist Ka’nahsohon Kevin Deer; Nina Segalowtiz, Inuit Throat Singer; Elma Moses, Cree Storyteller as well as young Westmount poet and budding playwright – Leah Annia Plante-Wiener along with spoken word artists Deanna Smith and Jason “Blackbird” Selman from the Kalmunity Vibe Collective, Canadians of Bajan heritage.
Everyone is welcome and there is no charge for admission. In the event of rain the event will take place in the Mouton Noir cafe on the green roof of the Westmount Recreation Centre, 4675 St. Catherine Street West, located n the south-west quadrant of the park. Enter from Lansdowne Avenue and de Maisonneuve, opposite Westmount United Church. For more information 514.989.5226 or https://www.westmountmag.ca/words-and-music17-1/