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 2014 - 33rd Annual Celebration

Saturday, February 1, 2014
OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY
Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm
Location: New Anointing Christian Fellowship, 1425 Manitoba Avenue


Saturday, February 8, 2014
DOMINO TOURNAMENT - HOSTED BY JAMAICAN ASSOC. OF MANITOBA
Time: Registration starts at 1:00pm, Contact: Mavis McLaren at 204-257-9665
Location: Jamaican Cultural Centre, 1098 Winnipeg Avenue


Sunday, February 9, 2014
BHM LUNCHEON
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Jamaican Cultural Centre
1098 Winnipeg Avenue, Winnipeg MB
Tickets: Adults, $12 Children $8
Contact: Nadia at 204-798-7352


Thursday, February 13, 2014
5-ON-5 BASKETBALL NIGHT
Location: Ecole Varennes, 22 Varennes Avenue
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Open to all ages!!!


Saturday, February 15, 2014
YOUTH SYMPOSIUM
Time: 11:00am-2:00pm
Location: Ethiopian Centre, 215 Selkirk Avenue


Saturday, February 15, 2014
TLWC VALENTINE'S DINNER BANQUET
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Truth and Life Worship Centre
51 Richfield Avenue, Winnipeg MB
Tickets: Adults, $30 Contact: Pastor Layne at 204-792-2292


Monday, February 17, 2014
HISTORY LESSON & WORKSHOP
Time: 10:30am - 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 18, 2014
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


Saturday, February 22, 2014
GOSPEL CELEBRATION - 33rd ANNUAL GOSPEL CONCERT
Featuring SHEILA RAYE CHARLES (daughter of the legendary Ray Charles)
Time: 7pm
Location: Immanuel Fellowship Church
479 St Mary's Road, Winnipeg MB
Tickets: Adults $10 Children $5
Contact: Rhonda at 204-509-7726 or Nadia at 204-798-7352


Saturday, March 1, 2014
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
ANNUAL COMMUNITY AWARDS BANQUET

Time: 6:30pm
Location: Jamaican Cultural Centre
1098 Winnipeg Avenue
Tickets: $35.00 (adults) $20.00(students w/ ID) $15.00 (12 and under)
Sponsored by: Jamaican Association of MB