DRPS is partnering with the Region of Durham and the Canadian Jamaican Club of Durham for a celebration launch of Black History Month.
This event is being held on Monday January 29, 2018, from 11a.m.-1 p.m. at Regional Headquarters, Upper Galleria, 605 Rossland Road East in Whitby. Presentations in the Upper Galleria will wrap up at noon and an International Fair will follow on the lower level, featuring a marketplace and food items.
The keynote speaker for this year's launch is Pickering resident Alvin B Brown. Alvin is an author, speaker, educator, and an integrated peak performance consultant and advisor to entrepreneurs, athletes, and those who wish to perform at higher levels in their lives. For over 20 years, Alvin has dedicated himself in the research and study of a number of areas dealing with the mind-body connection and how we can use it to achieve our fullest potential and peak performance at any age or activity level.
Professionally, Alvin has achieved his Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Osteopathic Manual Therapy. He has also studied and has attained diplomas in Massage Therapy, Holistic Nutrition, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Neurolinguistic Programming and Energy Medicine Techniques.
Alvin is the CEO and Founder of The Centre for Healing and Peak Performance; a multidisciplinary health and wellness Centre that began as a single location in Pickering, Ontario and now with a second location in Toronto. Alvin and his team of professionals have one primary goal: to help 1,000,000 people achieve optimal health, peak performance and to relentlessly pursue what makes them more passionate for their soul, and they call that tapping into their personal greatness.
Alvin is also the author of Journey to Personal Greatness: mind, body and soul. A blueprint for life balance and self-mastery, and is available at all the major bookstores. Find out more about Alvin and his team here.
A number of events are planned to commemorate Black History month, including the raising of the Pan-African flag. The choir from Pickering High School, The Femme Tones, will sing the Canadian National Anthem and the Black National Anthem, and the group will hear from several guest speakers.
Everyone is welcome to attend this event to celebrate Black History Month.
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