Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have a cool place and access to clean water to stay hydrated during this heat wave. If possible, Environment Canada is asking us to check on any vulnerable neighbours to make sure they are safe. Sunday is National Indigenous Peoples Day and APTN and ELMNT FM are going to be airing a broadcast with people like ELMNT’s own Julian Taylor and Twin Flames.
The federal government has extended the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) for another two months. A one-stop-shop website will help you figure out which benefits you qualify for.
The imagineNATIVE + Media Arts festival will go online this year. You can catch it from October 20-25.
Also, RBC Bluesest and the National Arts Centre are teaming up for a drive–in concert series this summer. You can catch Silla + Rise, Kira Isabella and Amanda Rheaume from the comfort of your car.
What to watch, listen to, read and eat this weekend
Watch: Sunday’s National Indigenous Peoples Day special on APTN is one to watch! Things are kicking off at 6 PM. If you can’t watch it, we’ll be streaming it for you on ELMNT.
Listen: Moment of Truth is keeping you informed; every weeknight with David Moses at 7 PM. He covers everything from systemic racism in Canada to the latest on COVID-19.
Read: I’m trying my best to make sure I support more local authors. Earlier this year, I read my first Heather O’Neill book. I suggest starting with her debut novel, Lullabies for Little Criminals.
Eat: If you want to get a jerk chicken fix, Lil’ Negril Island Grill has you covered. Meals come with rice, peas and mango salsa.