The history of Black people 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 Black people 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 to be 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 so in 2016, the official Black History Month Celebration Committee Inc. was formed. 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.

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


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


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


Time: 10:00am

Location: JAM, 1098 Winnipeg Ave.

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


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

*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