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D.O. Gibson

Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Homebase: Ontario
Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley &, Howe Sound, Vancouver Island Lower, Vancouver Island Mid, Vancouver Island North, Interior, North, Remote, Kootenays, Virtual
Languages: English
Themes: Mental Health, Anti-Bullying
Grant Eligibility: Eligible for 40% AIE

D.O. Gibson is a Guinness World Record setting rapper, published author and University graduate that has been inspiring hundreds of thousands of youth since 2001. He set a Guinness World Record for longest freestyle rap by rapping for 8 hours and 45 minutes. Gibson has performed at over 3000 schools. He's toured Canada, US, Asia, Europe and had ten videos play on MuchMusic including one where Drake made a cameo. Gibson's school program has been featured on CTV's Etalk, Toronto Star, CBC, and in 2021 he guest co-hosted Entertainment Tonight Online.


Performance(s)

Black Canadian 365

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 1 hour
Capacity: 700
Tech Requirements: Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams
Available Formats: In Person, Virtual

Lower Mainland
$840
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$840
Vancouver Island Lower
$840
Vancouver Island Mid
$895
Vancouver Island North
$895
Interior
$895
North
$895
Remote
$995
Kootenays
$895
Virtual
$645

The impact of Black Lives Matter was felt around the world. Black History shouldn't only be taught in February, but throughout the year. Black Canadian 365 is a program that has been covered by CBC, CTV, Global and the Toronto Star in 2021. The presentation focuses on Black Canadian History. D.O. talks about Viola Desmond, who stood up for her rights by sitting down at a movie theatre in Nova Scotia. Recently her image was added to the ten-dollar bill. He talks about freedom fighter Josiah Henson -- a slave that travelled the Underground Railroad for freedom in Canada, became a landowner and helped others free and empower other blacks. The presentation is interactive, and he gets the students rapping along to a spiritual. As always, D.O. closes his show with his trademark freestyle rap calling on students to provide topics as he delivers a spontaneous rap.

In the Zone

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 60 mins.
Capacity: 700
Tech Requirements: Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams
Available Formats: In Person, Virtual

Lower Mainland
$840
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$840
Vancouver Island Lower
$895
Vancouver Island Mid
$895
Vancouver Island North
$895
Interior
$895
North
$895
Remote
$995
Kootenays
$895
Virtual
$645

In The Zone is an engaging one-hour assembly that combines live hip-hop performances with a focus on character education. This presentation deals with the mental health challenges of COVID-19 as D.O. provides solutions to youth to help them cope. D.O. talks about what it means to defy the odds to achieve your dream when faced with challenging obstacles. He encourages youth to have role models and focus on improving by 1% daily to achieve their goals. The presentation is interactive, with D.O. performing spontaneous freestyle raps while also getting all of the students involved through call and response rapping.


Testimonials & Reviews

Duane you did an excellent job. You engaged with all ages and kept the crowd interested. A week after your presentation, we visited some of the local elementary schools and the kids were singing your song. AWESOME JOB! You Rocked it. Carly, Hope Haven Society, Alberta
Duane's high-energy presentation and clear messaging about bullying prevention was enjoyed by all students. The students connected with him very quickly and were involved throughout the performance. Zita Valerio, Principal, Topcliff P.S, TDSB
Duane was very engaging with the students - he related to students well. The combination of rapping, humour and story telling was extremely effective. Pat Li, Principal, Durham District School Board

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