The history of Blacks is often inadequately reflected in the general history of Canada; therefore, there is a need for specific attention to be paid on said history. February (Black History Month) is the month in which we bear witness to the progress, richness, and diversity of the achievements and contributions of Blacks in Canada and around the world. It is also a time to reflect on the issues and difficulties that were faced, and continue to be faced within the Black community.

During the 1920s an African American named Carter G. Woodson created and promoted Negro History Week in the USA. In 1976, the month-long celebration was implemented. In 1995, the Government of Canada officially declared February Black History Month throughout the country.

Here in Winnipeg, the Annual Black History Month Celebration was launched by the local Chapter of the National Black Coalition of Canada in 1981. The honor and responsibility of organizing these events have passed through different organizations throughout the years. The events are open to the public and we hope to see a varied body of participants, of all communities and ages, in the hope that the linkages between all our histories become evident.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!





Black History Month 2011 - Celebrating 30 years in Winnipeg!

Sunday, January 30, 2011
OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY
Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm
Location: Jamaican Cultural Centre,
1098 Winnipeg Avenue
Sponsored by: Jamaican Association MB.

Saturday, February 5, 2011
DOMINO TOURNAMENT
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Jamaican Cultural Centre,
1098 Winnipeg Avenue
Sponsored by: Jamaican Association MB.

Friday, February 11, 2011
CCOM PRESENTS…
CONNECTING THE PAST AND PRESENT PART II

Location: 1100 Fife St., Winnipeg MB
Time: 5:30pm Food provided
Video presentation – The Underground Railroad
Debate: Is Black History Month Still Relevant
Presentation through drama, songs, poetry, art and dance
**FREE EVENT**
good will offering encouraged

Saturday, February 12, 2011
HISTORY LESSON & WORKSHOP
Time: 10:00am
Location: JAM, 1098 Winnipeg Ave.
Cooking, Music, Arts and Crafts…
Fun for all ages! Contact: Mavis @ 257-9665
**FREE EVENT**


Saturday, February 19, 2011
JOB FAIR HOSTED BY A.C.A.M.
Time: 10am-4pm,
Location: Elmwood High School – Senior Gym
505 Chalmers Avenue
Contacts: Jim Ogunnoiki 663-7868,
Sandra Housen 983-4534

Saturday, February 19, 2011
HEART, SPIRIT AND SOUL
GOSPEL CONCERT

Featuring: Pastor Wendy Mitchell
Time: 7-9pm *Food available to purchase*
Location: Truth and Life Worship Centre
51 Richfield, Winnipeg MB
Tickets: Adults, $15 Children $10
Presented By: Black History Month 30th Anniversary Gospel Concert Committee and the Black History Month Committee

Sunday, February 20, 2011
BHM FASHION SHOW
A CELEBRATION OF FASHION AND MUSIC

Time: Door open 4:00pm
Show starts @ 5pm
Location: Jamaican Cultural Centre – 1098 Winnipeg Ave
Contact: Nadia @ 253-9657
Admission: $5 *Food Available for purchase*
Presented by: Jamaican Association of MB

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
CULTURAL AWARENESS WORKSHOP
Presented by: The Congress of Black Women (MB Chapter Inc.)
Registration: 8:30am, Workshops 9-4:30pm
Location: Viscount Gort – 1670 Portage Ave
Contact: 775-4378 or email COBW@mymts.net
*Registration fee $60.00
(*students and seniors $30) complimentary passes available for seniors and students upon request

Sunday, February 27, 2011
COMMUNITY VIBES PRESENTS:
CIPHER! REAL IDEAS, REAL VIEW

A panel discussion about current issues including crime, politics, sports and pop culture.
Location: Ellice Street Theatre, 587 Ellice Ave. Admission: $5.00 Time: 4:00pm

Saturday, February 26, 2011
“NOT AN INTERVIEW”
Location: McNally Robinson’s Time: 2:00pm *Free*
Reading of the play and interactive discussion with the actors (Lorraine James and Kim Zeglinski) and playwright Mdluli

Saturday, February 26, 2011
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
COMMUNITY AWARDS
BANQUET

Time: 6:30-10 pm
Location: Jamaican Cultural Centre
1098 Winnipeg Avenue
Tickets $25 (adults) $12.50 (12 and under)
Sponsored by: Jamaican Association of MB