Where is the event?
Latin Sparks is on Albert Island, 6 Booth Street, just a 5-minute walk from Lebreton Flats.
When is the event?
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 from 9:30 PM – 2:00 AM
How far is the event from downtown?
5-minute drive from Parliament Hill.
5-minute walk from the Lebreton Bus Station.
7-minute bus ride from The Rideau Centre Mall
Click here for directions.
Where should I get dropped off and picked up?
The Canadian War Museum is the best location to be dropped off or picked up by friends, cabs, or Uber drivers.
Where do I park?
Limited free parking is available on Middle Street (Victoria Island).
Other parking options include: Wellington Street, Place de Ville, Place du Portage, and Rue Eddy.
How do I bus to the event?
Transitway – Routes 86, 87, 95, 96 or 97 to Lebreton Station (5-minute walk to Albert Island) or Route 8 to War Museum (1-minute walk to Albert Island)
Click here to plan your trip to Latin Sparks using the OC Transpo.
Where do I lock up my bike?
Bicycle racks are available by the Canadian War Museum’s Main Entrance.
Where’s the entrance to the event?
The entrance is on the West Side of Booth Street. Be sure to get dropped off at the drop off points mentioned above.
Should I have dance experience?
NO! This event is for anyone and everyone!
The dance workshop will be tailored to beginners. You’ll also have 2 dance floors to choose from – each with unique styles of music.
But what if I’m not Latin?
Don’t worry! Half of the organizers aren’t Latinos. This event is about trying something new, dancing yourself silly and getting a taste of the Latin culture.
Do I need a dance partner?
Absolutely NOT! At Latin Sparks, we’re a community. Just ask someone, in a respectful way, and you’ll be sure to be dancing all night.
What if it rains?
Then, we simply party harder! This is a rain or shine event. And, when it rains, we usually have more fun 😉
The importance of the area & land for the Algonquins?
Asinabka. This year, we are hosting Latin Sparks on Albert Island (Lebreton Flats). In planning for the event, we learnt that Asinabka (what is now known as Albert Island) has tremendous cultural and historical significance for the Algonquin people. This land was historically a trading spot for various tribes. In fact, Asinabka is derived from the Anishnaabe dialect spoken by the Algonquin and it means “Place of Glare Rock” – referring to the many rocks in the river and the glare of the sun.
We invite you all to learn more about this land its importance to our shared Canadian culture.