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. This year the Jamaican Association of Manitoba, Inc. is sponsoring the events. 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


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

Black History Month 2011 - Celebrating 30 years in Winnipeg!

Sunday, January 30, 2011
OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY
Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm
Location: Jamaican Cultural Centre,
1098 Winnipeg Avenue
Sponsored by: Jamaican Association MB.

Saturday, February 5, 2011
DOMINO TOURNAMENT
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Jamaican Cultural Centre,
1098 Winnipeg Avenue
Sponsored by: Jamaican Association MB.

Friday, February 11, 2011
CCOM PRESENTS…
CONNECTING THE PAST AND PRESENT PART II

Location: 1100 Fife St., Winnipeg MB
Time: 5:30pm Food provided
Video presentation – The Underground Railroad
Debate: Is Black History Month Still Relevant
Presentation through drama, songs, poetry, art and dance
**FREE EVENT**
good will offering encouraged

Saturday, February 12, 2011
HISTORY LESSON & WORKSHOP
Time: 10:00am
Location: JAM, 1098 Winnipeg Ave.
Cooking, Music, Arts and Crafts…
Fun for all ages! Contact: Mavis @ 257-9665
**FREE EVENT**


Saturday, February 19, 2011
JOB FAIR HOSTED BY A.C.A.M.
Time: 10am-4pm,
Location: Elmwood High School – Senior Gym
505 Chalmers Avenue
Contacts: Jim Ogunnoiki 663-7868,
Sandra Housen 983-4534

Saturday, February 19, 2011
HEART, SPIRIT AND SOUL
GOSPEL CONCERT

Featuring: Pastor Wendy Mitchell
Time: 7-9pm *Food available to purchase*
Location: Truth and Life Worship Centre
51 Richfield, Winnipeg MB
Tickets: Adults, $15 Children $10
Presented By: Black History Month 30th Anniversary Gospel Concert Committee and the Black History Month Committee

Sunday, February 20, 2011
BHM FASHION SHOW
A CELEBRATION OF FASHION AND MUSIC

Time: Door open 4:00pm
Show starts @ 5pm
Location: Jamaican Cultural Centre – 1098 Winnipeg Ave
Contact: Nadia @ 253-9657
Admission: $5 *Food Available for purchase*
Presented by: Jamaican Association of MB

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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

Sunday, February 27, 2011
COMMUNITY VIBES PRESENTS:
CIPHER! REAL IDEAS, REAL VIEW

A panel discussion about current issues including crime, politics, sports and pop culture.
Location: Ellice Street Theatre, 587 Ellice Ave. Admission: $5.00 Time: 4:00pm

Saturday, February 26, 2011
“NOT AN INTERVIEW”
Location: McNally Robinson’s Time: 2:00pm *Free*
Reading of the play and interactive discussion with the actors (Lorraine James and Kim Zeglinski) and playwright Mdluli

Saturday, February 26, 2011
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
COMMUNITY AWARDS
BANQUET

Time: 6:30-10 pm
Location: Jamaican Cultural Centre
1098 Winnipeg Avenue
Tickets $25 (adults) $12.50 (12 and under)
Sponsored by: Jamaican Association of MB

Black History Month 2010 Celebrations

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Nathaniel dett chorale IN concert

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Westworth United Church – 1750 Grosvenor Ave. Contact: Sonya @ 479-9249

Tickets: $25.00 ea.

Presented by: MB Chorale Association

Friday, February 05

comedy showcase fundraiser

Location: Rumors Comedy Club –

190-2025 Corydon Ave. Time: 10:30 pm

Featuring: Darryl Lenox Tickets: $15 ea.

18+ event Brought to you by: Rumors

Tix available at Caribbean Shield and African Pot

Sunday, February 07

Official OPENING CEREMONy

Time: 4:30 – 5:30pm

Location: JAM Hall, 1098 Winnipeg Avenue

Sponsored by: Jamaican Association MB.

Friday, February 12

c.c.o.m presents…

“Connecting the Past and Present”

Time: Dinner 5:30pm Presentation 7:00pm

Location: 1100 Fife St.

Contact: Margaret Strachan @ 694-6025 for info

*FREE EVENT*

Saturday, February 13

Job Fair hosted by A.C.A.M.

Time: 10am-4pm,

Location: University Of Winnipeg – Riddell Hall

Contacts: Jim Ogunnoiki 663-7868,

Sandra Housen 983-4534

Saturday, February 13

Gospel Concert

Sponsored By: Truth and Life Worship Centre

Time: 7-9pm *Food available to purchase

Location: Truth and Life Worship Centre,

51 Richfield

Tickets: Adults, $10 Children under 12: $5

Contact: 479-9249 or 509-7726


Monday, February 15

HISTORY LESSION & Workshop

Time: 10:00am

Location: JAM, 1098 Winnipeg Ave.

Cooking, Music, Arts and Crafts… Fun for all ages! Contact: Mavis @ 257-9665

*FREE EVENT*

Saturday, February 20

dramatic theatre presentation

“the big bus”

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Deaf Centre – 285 Pembina Hwy

*Proceeds to benefit the Medical Assistance for Jamaica Program Tix: $20.00

Contact: Irving - 661-6310 or Errol - 254-6395

Sunday, February 21

BHM luncheon

Time: 12:00pm

Location: Caribbean Spice – 613 Sargent Ave.

Tickets: $12.00 Contact: Judith @ 774-7979

Sponsored by: Caribbean Spice Restaurant

Tuesday, February 23

cultural awareness workshop

Presented by: The Congress of Black Women Inc. (MB Chapter)

Registration: 8:30am, Workshops 9-4:30pm

Location: Viscount Gort – 1670 Portage Ave

Contact: 775-7378 or email COBW@mts.net

*Registration fee $60.00

Friday, February 26

Community vibes presents:

“through my fathers eye’s”

Time: Doors open 7:00pm Show starts 7:30pm Location: Ellice Street Theatre – 585 Ellice Ave.

Tickets - $10.00 in advance $12.00 at the door

*Tickets available at Caribbean Shield

634 Notre Dame Ave. Further Info: Troy 510-6864 or Leshia 770-3323

Saturday, February 27

Community Awards Banquet

Time: 6:30-10 pm

Location: JAM - 1098 Winnipeg Avenue

Tickets $25 (adults) $12.50 (12 and under)

Sponsored by: Jamaican Association of MB