Sharon Ann Brown
Sharon Ann Brown
Sharon-Ann Brown, is currently the Chair of Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum (otherwise known as SACHM)
Sharon-Ann has held the post as Chair of SACHM since 2017 and prior to that time has held other executive positions on the Board of SACHM.
During Sharon-Ann’s tenure with SACHM, she’s been instrumental in the successful planning, organizing and execution of the following events:
- 2015 SACHM 10th Anniversary Banquet
- 2017 Measha Bruggergosman’s Songs of Freedom Concert
- 2017 Canada 150 ‘Cultural Village’ Event
- 2017 ‘Pizza, Pasta Night’ Fundraising Event
- 2018 ‘Best of Enemies’ Gala Night
- 2018 Canada Day ‘Cultural Village’ Event
- 2020 African Canadian/Black History Month 15th Anniversary & Gala Ball
- 2021 Leading the ‘Black History Month’ Launch in collaboration with the MacKenzie Art Gallery of Regina
- 2021 Leading the Cultural Village activies in Wascana Park
- 2022 Leading the ‘Black History Month’ Launch in collaboration with the MacKenzie Art Gallery of Regina
- 2022 Leading the Cultural Village activies in Wascana Park
- 2023 Leading the ‘Black History Month’ Launch in collaboration with the MacKenzie Art Gallery of Regina
Sharon-Ann is also a talented singer in her own rights. She’s been singing and studying classical music since she was nine years old and is still active in her studies and performances today.
Sharon-Ann was the Opening Concert Performer at the February 2017 Measha Bruggergosman’s Songs of Freedom Concert for ‘Black History Month’ in Regina at the Conexus Art Centre. Sharon-Ann’s Opening Repertoire is as follows:
- ‘Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix’, in French Samson et Dalila, by Camille Saint-Saens, followed by
- ‘Silent Noon’ in English by Ralph Vaughan Williams, closing out the performance with
- ‘Ombra Mai Fu’ in Italian by Georg Friedrich Handel.
Sharon-Ann also sings and performs in German and Spanish.
Sharon-Ann’s foundation of Voice studies began with Wilma Bell-Wessel of Regina and continues today under the tutelage of Valerie Hall of the University of Regina Conservatory of Performing Arts.
During the fall of 2017, Sharon-Ann spent several weeks under the tutelage of Karen Nimereala of New York, New York, USA, where she received high level Intensive Voice Training. Karen Nimereala’s accolades and details as a renowned Voice Coach is found at: https://www.karennimereala.com/
An Author of Children’s Books, Sharon-Ann is also a Professional Voice-Over Artist and Narrator.
In January 2023, Sharon-Ann was also the recipient of ‘The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal and Certificate (Saskatchewan).
Sharon-Ann enjoys her role on the SACHM Board and is excited about what the future holds for the organization.
Vice Chair In Memory
Arriving in Saskatchewan in 1970, Winnifred has proudly served the community in a variety of ways and has raised three children alongside husband, Barrington Rogers. Winnifred joining the SACHM organization in 2009 and joined our Board in 2011.
Winnifred enjoys volunteering in her community, spending time with her grandchildren and now great grand children.
Michelle James Machazire maternal Eve’s roots go back to Africa. Michelle has always been intrigued by the beauty and culture of the African and Caribbean society.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama and a resident of Canada since 2007, she enjoys being a Community Volunteer at Soul Harbour Rescue Mission , The Regina REALM Foundation and Dr. Perry Elementary School. Michelle is an active member of the Links Incorporated, The Girl Friends Incorporated, P.E.O. and the Council of St. Marks Lutheran Church.
Mr. Blair Dixon is a Director for SACHM. Blair has played a very special role within our organization since 2010. Unafraid of a challenge, Blair Dixon has lead a life of adventure, community and faith, serving not only the Canadian community but our neighbours to the South in the United States as well. SACHM is humbled to have Blair as part of the team.
Crystal is a direct descendant to Mattie Mayes, one of Saskatchewans first black community members in the early 1900s.
Crystal is currently a community nurse in Saskatoon and enjoys hunting, bee keeping, and promoting black history in Saskatoon and across Canada.
One of Crystal's goals is to advance the inclusion of black Canadian history in the Saskatchewan education system and curriculum. Crystal believes that everyone we meet has a story and despite our external differences, we all share so much in this life.
Davy Sage is a Nigerian born recording artist and performer, Davy has made his mark on the music scene in Saskatchewan across Canada. A member of the SACHM board since 2019, Davy brings a vibrant and energetic perspective to the SACHM Team.
Kazia Katende is a mother of 6 and a youth worker. She has lived in Regina for 13 years and is passionate about the well being of others.
An activist involved with The Congolese Organization of Calgary, Alberta, Kazia brings awareness to the trials faced by many Congolese women.
Kazia works to empower young women and girls and continue her work through SACHM as well.
Larry Hesterman, is a semi-retired businessman, Larry has served on many boards including the Bob Adam's Foundation and is a former board member and executive director of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. His involvement in many philanthropic endeavors and commitment to displaying SACHM material in museums throughout Saskatchewan as well as his business acumen has added great value to our SACHM board. Outside of this, Larry is a Masters swimmer and track athlete. He enjoys traveling, conducting business and spending time with family.
Chancz Perry is certified in Early Childhood Education (Saskatchewan Polytechnic), has a BFA in Dance, a BA in Criminology (Simon Fraser University), and is working toward a MEd (University of Regina). Aside from spending his time in graduate studies exploring the utility in art therapy programming, Chancz has spent over 35 years in the entertainment industry – on stage, screen, and behind the scenes. This multifaceted producer, choreographer, and triple-threat performer was nominated for two Jessie Richardson Awards, the SK Arts and Learning Award and the recipient of the Vancouver Sun Reader’s Choice Award for Entertainer of the Year. Some film and theatre credits include Mr. Magoo, Bye Bye Birdie, Charlie Horse Music Pizza, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, Five Guys Named Moe, Hip Hop Hoop Dance, and the Gabriel Dumont Wild West Show. While continuing his practice as an interdisciplinary artist, Chancz has been an Artist in Residence in Regina Public Schools, an instructor with the National Arts Centre, and a sessional instructor at the University of Regina (Media, Arts, and Performance Department; Kinesiology and Health Studies Department). He also carried several positions at Globe Theatre where he was the Educational Outreach facilitator who helped to bring creation-based theatre programming into marginalized schools and community organizations; the Shumiatcher Sandbox Series coordinator who helped local artists and production teams to platform theatrical creations; and a Theatre School Faculty specializing in creative expression with children of various ages. He is currently the Outreach and Program Coordinator at Dance Saskatchewan, Inc, and a Board Member of the Saskatchewan Association of Theatre Professionals!
Video Biographies: https://vimeo.com/219529027 https://vimeo.com/739294546
Muna De Ciman
Muna De Ciman
Muna De Cima! is a key contributor to multiculturalism in Saskatchewan, Muna has worked tirelessly in our community to foster relationships, partner with government agencies and bring awareness to the Province about the importance of multiculturalism. The 2012 recipient of the Betty Szuchewycz Award for outstanding contribution to multiculturalism in Saskatchewan (awarded by MCoS).
Phil Price enjoyed an 8-year career in professional football playing for the NFL & CFL with the Oakland Raiders, Montreal Alouettes, Edmonton Eskimos and finally as a Defensive Back for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
In semi-retirement he sparked his love of painting and owns Philly’s Painting in Regina. Phil has 4 daughters, 4 grandchildren and one step-son. Phil and his wife Joan are happily enjoying their semi-retirement in Saskatchewan.
Carol La Fayette-Boyd
Carol La Fayette-Boyd
Carol LaFayette-Boyd has been a board member and involved with SACHM since 2005. She is acting as volunteer Executive Director,
Social Media Coordinator
Camille Parmer coordinates Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for SACHM,