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 2015 34th Annual Celebration

Sunday, February 1, 2015
OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: New Anointing Christian Fellowship, 1425 Manitoba Avenue


Thursday, February 5, 2015
CANADIAN SPORTS FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS: "MIGHTY JEROME" SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Time: 6:00pm, Contact: Russell Field at sportfilmfestival@gmail.com
Location: MB Sports Hall of Fame, 145 Pacific Avenue


Saturday, February 7, 2015
YOUTH SYMPOSIUM: LET'S DEBATE!
Time: 10:30am-2:00pm
Location: Council of Caribbean Organizations of Manitoba, 1100 Fife Street
**FREE EVENT**

Sunday, February 8, 2015
BHM LUNCHEON
Time: 1:30-4pm
Location: Jamaican Cultural Centre
1098 Winnipeg Avenue, Winnipeg MB
Tickets: Adults, $12 Children $8
Contact: Mavis McLaren at 204-257-9665


Friday, February 13, 2015
5-ON-5 BASKETBALL NIGHT
Location: Frontenac School 866 Autumnwood Dr, Winnipeg, MB R2J 1C1 (204) 257-0609
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Open to all ages!!!
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Saturday, February 14, 2015
TLWC VALENTINE'S DINNER BANQUET
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Truth and Life Worship Centre
51 Richfield Avenue, Winnipeg MB
Tickets: Adults, $35 Contact: Pastor Layne at 204-792-2292


Monday, February 16, 2015
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 17, 2015
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 21, 2015
GOSPEL CELEBRATION - 34TH ANNUAL GOSPEL CONCERT
Featuring KAY MORRIS (from Toronto, ON)and many more!!!
Time: 6:30pm
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 or email bhmwinnipeg@gmail.com


Friday, February 27, 2015
BHM MOVIE NIGHT
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Truth and Life Worship Centre
51 Richfield Avenue, Winnipeg MB
**FREE EVENT** JUST BRING A TIN FOR WINNIPEG HARVEST


Saturday, February 28, 2015
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


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