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December 3, 2009: Cool Moves in the Senate.

 Cool Moves in the Senate.
(A July readers extra: A timeless article from our older issues.)
The community of Hintonburg was bursting with pride on Monday, November 23. The HB Breakers, a local breakdance crew from the Hintonburg Community Center, were invited to perform in the Senate Chambers of Canada on Parliament Hill. The occasion was National Child Day.
That day classes of school children and child and youth performers were invited to sit in Senate Chambers. The Senators gave up their seats to the performers and the galleries were filled with the Ottawa Catholic School Board Choir and groups of school children. Two of these school groups were classes from Connaught School, a public school from Hintonburg. Imagine everyone’s surprise to see the HB Breakers featured on the program for National Child Day! The HB Breakers consist of five of their Connaught classmates: Kyle Callwood, Ab Sobeha Adamu, Ramnon Adamu, Javier Garcia-Sollow and Fredo Garcia-Sollow.
The Senate Chambers erupted with enthusiasm when the HB Breakers introduced themselves and their cardboard was laid on the classic red carpet. Cardboard is the authentic urban breakdance flooring of choice. There was a slight cardboard crisis as they were not allowed to duct tape the cardboard to the historic red carpet for preservation reasons. The HB Breakers were still able to perform their breakdance moves including headspins and one-arm stands. Everyone in the Senate Chambers showed their respect to the HB Breakers by clapping with the beat and cheering every complicated breakdance move. After the performance, the HB Breakers introduced themselves to the Senators once they realized they were not meeting members of the Senators hockey team! CBC and CTV covered this event and it was broadcast several times that evening across Canada.
The HB Breaker program is a result of a free youth program offered at the Hintonburg Community Center supported by the Hintonburg Economic Development Committee. The HB Breakers would like to thank Senator Jim Munson for the invitation to perform at Senate Chambers. It was a proud and important event for HB Breakers and the community of Hintonburg and Senate Chambers will never be the same! For further information on this and similar programs, contact Lorrie Marlow at 613-761-6672.

5 youths foreground with adults behind them.red carpet and wood panels background.

Hintonburg's HB Breakers in the Senate Chambers.

  Photo Caption: Hintonburg’s HB Breakers, a local breakdance crew from the Hintonburg Community Center, were invited to perform in the Senate Chambers of Canada on Parliament Hill on November 23. The occasion was National Child Day. Here are some of the dancers and Azeb Debebe, one of the proud mothers, along with Senator Mercier. See page 19 for story.

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