Route 2 Roots

A Celebration and an Honouring of our Roots

Join us in an interactive arts-based experience where we honour our histories through storytelling, visual & audio installations, performances and cultural culinary delights.


About Route 2 Roots

Created by Founder and Artistic Director Ashima Suri, ROUTE 2 ROOTS is a multidisciplinary arts and storytelling experience that includes a series of community arts based workshops culminating into a live activation.

The process of migration can be overwhelming and jarring. ROUTE 2 ROOTS is designed to be a creative communication hub where newcomers and individuals who have lived in Canada for several years, can come together and speak about their historical and ancestral roots in a fun and creative way.

Through various forms of exploration, curiosity and movement, we bring the stories to life through a public activation.

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Live Activation Date

Route 2 Roots

Join us for a day dedicated to celebrating our roots through music, performance, song, and dance! Embark on a journey to savor culinary delights, participate in sports and arts activities, and engage with interactive installations.

Be a part of the festivities with Artistic Director Ashima Suri and the ROOTS team at the Scarborough Museum on Saturday, July 27th, from 12 PM to 5 PM.

Route 2 Roots Activation Program Guide

12pm – Introductions, celebration and welcome

12:30pm – Performance showcase by community artists

1pm – Performance by Rebecca, Anna & Heryka

1:30pm – Performance by Takako

2:30pm – Performance showcase by community artists

3:30pm – Tea room – a gathering of storytelling and sharing.

5pm – Conclude

*note – Picnic & sports station will be available at 12pm, there are interactive installations and activities throughout the museum including beading and face painting.

**Picnic station – Break bread with the local community as we picnic in the park. Enjoy an assortment of tasty cultural bites as we celebrate community.


People's Stories​

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The creative talents

Discover the Route 2 Roots Artists

Ashima Suri

Artist Director

Heryka miranda


Sid Aakowa


Devonna Munroe


Alexia D'Amato

Artist Leader

Takako Segawa


Sharon Zarita


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How to get involved

Join Route2Roots, a storytelling arts experience connecting newcomers and Canadians, culminating in a live activation.
Registration is now open

Join the project

Contact the Artistic Director for participation details in Route 2 Roots.