Clyde River Ottawa Trip
BluePrint arranged some great opportunities for the Clyde River Hiphop club to come to Ottawa and perform at various venues for the National Aboriginal day celebrations. They even performed on the main stage in the great hall at the museum of civilization (a show that they composed with traditional themes)and received a standing ovation. Meeka Paniloo the leader and chaperone of the club did a number of interviews with the media, and they also got to perform for the Governor General of Canada (Michaelle Jean)at Rideau Hall. In Clyde River the Hiphop club had been doing things like shoveling snow for the Elders, so when the community heard they could go south to perform, the elders insisted that they sew their traditional outfits to perform in. The local Hiphop club in Clyde River is a great example of how its not about being a superstar in Hiphop, but its about what you give back to your community. The youth expressed that it was a roadtrip they will never forget.