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 2017 36th Annual Celebration

Sunday, January 29, 2017
OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY and DR MLK JR. MEMORIAL SERVICE
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: New Anointing Christian Fellowship, 1425 Manitoba Avenue


Saturday, February 4, 2017
YOUTH SYMPOSIUM: RESEARCH CHALLENGE!
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: Truth and Life Worship Centre, 51 Richfield Avenue
**FREE EVENT**

Sunday, February 5, 2017
BHM ANNUAL 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 10, 2017
CELEBRATION OF MUSIC - BOB MARLEY
Location: X-CUES', 551 Sargent Avenue
Featuring: Live Music Showcase and Art Exhibit
Hosted by: Bubba B the MC DJ: Dj Complexx
Time: 8:00pm-1:00pm
Tickets: $10.00


Saturday, February 11, 2017
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


Saturday, February 11 & 12, 2017
SOUS LE BAOBAB YOUTH DAY
Time: 8:30AM-12PM(Sat) and 1:00pm-5:00pm(Sun)
Contact: Rene 204-231-2145, Venue: Various Locations
Email: info@souslebaobab.com for more info on activities
(Youth Forum, Basketball, Soccer Tourney, Dinner, and more!)

Friday, February 17, 2017
BHM MOVIE NIGHT
Feature film: THE GREAT DEBATERS Time: 7:00pm
Location: Truth and Life Worship Centre
51 Richfield Avenue, Winnipeg MB
**FREE EVENT** JUST BRING A TIN FOR THE BIN (OR CASH DONATION)FOR WINNIPEG HARVEST


Saturday, February 18, 2017
HEART SPIRIT AND SOUL - 36TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY CONCERT
Featuring: Fresh I.E., KB Fujumelody, Henderson Highway Seventh Day Adventist Church, New Anointing Christian Fellowship, Revelation Band, and Truth and Life Worship Centre Time: 6:30pm (DOORS OPEN AT 5:30pm)
Location: Immanuel Fellowship Church
479 St Mary's Road, Winnipeg MB
Advance Tickets: Adults $10.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door, Children $5.00
Contact: Rhonda at 204-509-7726 or Nadia at 204-417-8493 or email bhmwinnipeg@gmail.com


Monday, February 20, 2017
HISTORY LESSON & WORKSHOP
Time: 10:30am - 3:00pm
Location: Jamaican Cultural Centre, 1098 Winnipeg Avenue
Cooking, Music, Arts and Crafts…
Fun for all ages! Lunch provided! Contact: Mavis @ 257-9665
**FREE EVENT**


Tuesday, February 21, 2017
CULTURAL AWARENESS WORKSHOP
Presented by: The Congress of Black Women (MB Chapter Inc.)
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Viscount Gort – 1670 Portage Ave
Contact: 775-4378 or email cobwmb@gmail.com
*Registration fee $60.00
(*students and seniors $30) complimentary passes available for seniors and students upon request


Wednesday February 22, 2017
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 25, 2017
ACAM JOB FAIR
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Elmwood High School
505 Chalmers Avenue


Saturday, February 25, 2017
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
ANNUAL COMMUNITY AWARDS BANQUET and CLOSING CEREMONY

Time: 6:00pm
Location: Norwood Hotel
112 Marion Street
Tickets: $45.00 (adults) $35.00(w/ student ID) Children 12 and under $15.00


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