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 2016 35th Annual Celebration - ONWARD WE THRIVE, CELEBRATING 35!!!

Sunday, January 31, 2016
OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY and DR MLK JR. MEMORIAL SERVICE
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: New Anointing Christian Fellowship, 1425 Manitoba Avenue


Saturday, February 6, 2016
YOUTH SYMPOSIUM: LET'S DEBATE!
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: South Sudanese Community Centre, 129 Dagmar Street
**FREE EVENT**

Sunday, February 7, 2016
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 12, 2016
A NIGHT OF CELEBRATION IN MUSIC
Location: Jekyll and Hyde's Freehouse, 437 Stradbrook Avenue
Featuring: Lee Turner, Nalini Reddy, Coffie Man, Kumaran Reddy, Gerry Atwell, Shanu Deen, and Glen Williams
Hosted by: Bubba B the MC DJ: Dj Platform (Red Box)
Time: 8:00pm-1:00pm
Tickets: $10.00


Saturday, February 13, 2016
TLWC VALENTINE'S DINNER BANQUET
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Truth and Life Worship Centre
51 Richfield Avenue, Winnipeg MB
Tickets: Adults, $35.00 Contact: Pastor Layne at 204-792-2292


Monday, February 15, 2016
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 16, 2016
CULTURAL AWARENESS WORKSHOP
Presented by: The Congress of Black Women (MB Chapter Inc.)
Time: 10:30am-2:00pm
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


Friday, February 19, 2016
BHM MOVIE NIGHT
Feature film: WAR DANCE 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 20, 2016
HEART SPIRIT AND SOUL - 35TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY CONCERT
Featuring: The Bahatizz, Revelation Band, World Village Gospel Choir, Bancroft Williams, Immanuel Fellowship Choir, Winnipeg Gospel Voices, Clyde Heerah, Lee Turner and Peaceful Village Drummers! Time: 6:30pm (DOORS OPEN AT 5:30pm)
Location: Immanuel Fellowship Church
479 St Mary's Road, Winnipeg MB
Advance Tickets: Adults $10.00 Children $5.00 Door price: $15.00
Contact: Rhonda at 204-509-7726 or Nadia at 204-417-8493 or email bhmwinnipeg@gmail.com


Wednesday February 24, 2016
ANNUAL BASKETBALL CLINIC
Location: Marion School, 619 Rue Des Meurons Street
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
FREE EVENT and Open to all ages!!!
Contact: Lori Todd 204-798-7908


Saturday, February 27, 2016
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
ANNUAL COMMUNITY AWARDS BANQUET

Featuring: Guest Speaker, Michael Williams (Toronto) Time: 6:30pm
Location: Ramada Marlborough - Skyview Ballroom
331 Smith Street
Tickets: $45.00 (adults) $20.00(children)


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