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 2013 - 32nd Annual Celebration

Saturday, February 2, 2013
OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Location: Jamaican Cultural Centre, 1098 Winnipeg Avenue


Friday, February 8, 2013
5-ON-5 Basketball
Time: 8:30pm–10:00pm
Location: Ecole Varennes, 22 Varennes Avenue


Saturday, February 9, 2013
JOB FAIR HOSTED BY A.C.A.M.
Time: 10am-4pm,
Location: Elmwood High School – Senior Gym
505 Chalmers Avenue


Saturday, February 9, 2013
GOSPEL CELEBRATION - 32nd ANNUAL GOSPEL CONCERT
Time: 6-8pm *Food available to purchase following*
Location: Truth and Life Worship Centre
51 Richfield Avenue, Winnipeg MB
Tickets: Adults, $10 Youth $5


Friday, February 15, 2013
MOVIE NIGHT
Location: Jamaican Cultural Centre, 1098 Winnipeg Avenue
Time: 7pm
Featured Film – Tuskegee Air Men


Saturday, February 16, 2013
SYMPOSIUM
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: Caribbean Cultural Centre, 1100 Fife Street


Monday, February 18, 2013
HISTORY LESSON & WORKSHOP
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Jamaican Cultural Centre, 1098 Winnipeg Avenue
Cooking, Music, Arts and Crafts…
Fun for all ages! Contact: Mavis @ 257-9665
**FREE EVENT**


Tuesday, February 19, 2013
CULTURAL AWARENESS WORKSHOP
"Managing our Interactions in Society: Then and Now"
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


Saturday, February 23, 2013
PLAY: "KING JAJA - JOURNEY OF SLAVES
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Truth and Life Worship Centre
51 Richfield Avenue, Winnipeg MB
Tickets: Adults, $15 Children 13 and under $5


Thursday, February 28, 2013
“JOURNEY THROUGH THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD”
put on by the students of St. John's School and Beam
Presented by: CCOM
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Caribbean Community Cultural Centre, 1100 Fife Street


Saturday, March 2, 2013
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
COMMUNITY AWARDS BANQUET

Time: 6:30pm
Location: Jamaican Cultural Centre
1098 Winnipeg Avenue
Tickets: $30.00 (adults) $15.00 (12 and under)
Sponsored by: Jamaican Association of MB


Saturday, March 16, 2013
FUNDRAISING SOCIAL
To Honour the memory of WADE KOJO WILLIAMS

Location: Caribbean Cultural Centre, 1100 Fife Street
Tickets: $10.00