Heather describes her home video footage as “[my family] just going about our daily lives in Quebec.” Footage from the mid or late-1970s, shows Heather – at maybe six or seven years old – with her family having a picnic in Montreal’s La Fontaine Park. Her older brother, Herbert, was around ten or eleven years old. Her sister Hazel was maybe five. They used to go on family picnics almost every weekend in various city parks, where they would BBQ and have sandwiches and play games, or go swimming depending on the park. Every summer the Seaman family also held an annual picnic in their backyard, and invited neighbours, relatives and friends. Heather adds: “Our parents wanted to open us to other cultures and experiences – to experience other people. We used to go to our Jewish friends’ houses and our Greek friends’ houses. We used to have picnics all the time in our backyard.” Their French Canadian and Italian friends and neighbours would also attend parties and picnics at their home.
Item consists of a Black-Canadian family’s home movie featuring adults and children preparing a BBQ and children playing at La Fontaine Park.