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Common Ground 2022

By Alan Greyeyes | September 2, 2022

Tags: Common Ground | IRCOM | John Imanishimwe | Kimberly and Charisma Mason | The Kaptain | YK the Mayor

We're working with the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) to build stronger relationships between Indigenous and newcomer families with a day-long celebration in Winnipeg's Gord Dong Park on Saturday, September 10, 2022.

The event, entitled Common Ground, will include a free concert, free BBQ, face painting, and prizes for kids and everyone is welcome to join us.  

Rapper YK the Mayor; local DJ, The Kaptain; hoop dancers Kimberly and Charisma Mason; and Congo-born singer John Imanishimwe are set to take the stage and everything will run from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Common Ground
Partner: IRCOM
YK the Mayor, The Kaptain, Kimberly and Charisma Mason, John Imanishimwe
Saturday, September 10, 2022
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gord Dong Park, 348 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg
Free BBQ, Face painting, Prizes for kids
Families Welcome

3:00 pm: The Kaptain
4:00 pm: Kimberly and Charisma Mason (hoop dance)
5:00 pm: John Imanishimwe
6:00 pm: YK the Mayor


IRCOM strives to empower newcomer families to integrate into the wider community through affordable transitional housing, programs, and services.

The organization connects newcomers with quality and accessible programs that help them build the tools they need to integrate and settle into Winnipeg life. 

Visit for more information.

Aboriginal Music Manitoba (AMM) acknowledges the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Winnipeg Arts Council for their financial support of the sākihiwē festival's outreach programming.