Halton Black History Awareness Society will hold its "Time to Shine" holiday party on Saturday, Dec. 9.
Featuring Garnetta and Dagroovmasters and Mike DJ Gibbs, the event will be held at the Burlington Legion, 828 Legion Rd., at 8 p.m.
According to organizers, guests will enjoy a high-energy show band mixing the best of blues, classic, soul and funk. Garnetta Cromwell has been called Canada’s Queen of Soul, and the band has won multiple blues awards in the past, including the 2022 BIPOC IBC (International Blues Competition) in Memphis Tennessee, and Toronto’s Canada Day Best Blues Band. Garnetta performed superbly to a standing ovation at this year's Women’s Blues Revue at Massey Hall, celebrating 35 years.
Cocktail attire is recommended, and there will be refreshments and a cash bar.
The non-profit organization has a vision to celebrate Halton's Black community, roots and culture as a model to like-minded organizations, educators, contributors and historians.
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased on the HBHAS website.
Donations of non-perishable food items will also be collected for the Burlington Food Bank at the event.