In celebration of Juneteenth, the Pan African Caribbean Association of Fort St. John will be holding a free jazz concert.
The Canadian Juneteenth Jazz and Heritage Concert will be in honour of the late Canadian jazz great Oscar Peterson. Captain Ron Myers, an American army officer, will playing at the North Peace Cultural Centre, starting at 2 p.m Saturday. Ahead of the concert, there will also be an art exhibit of Alcan Highway army engineers, beginning at 1 p.m.
Juneteenth commemorates African American freedoms and heritage. Although traditionally an American observance, in the Peace, a memorial is being held to remember the African American army engineers who helped build the Alaska Highway during the Second World War, as well as the Sikanni Chief River Bridge.
On Monday, Capt. Myers will hold a memorial at the bridge.