Black History Month Celebration in Ward 4

Sunday, February 16 at Lambton House (4066 Old Dundas Street)

Sundays@Lambton House with Rosemary Sadlier & Emancipation Day Talk (Free)

Doors Open at 12:30pm. Talk on Emancipation Day at 2:00pm. Refreshments. Donations appreciated.

Rosemary Sadlier was president of the Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) from 1993 to 2015. As president, she contributed to the recognition of Black history through education, research and outreach programs. Rosemary’s advocacy was significant to the Canadian government’s 1995 decision to make the celebration of Black History Month a national annual event in February.

An Act for the Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Colonies received Royal Assent on 28 August 1833 and took effect 1 August 1834. In 2008 Ontario designated August 1st as Emancipation Day marking the end of slavery in the British Empire.

Sunday, February 16 and 23, 2 to 3 p.m. at Colborne Lodge (11 Colborne Lodge Drive)

Girl Power’D: A Live Performance

Girl Power’D teaches creativity, confidence and self-expression through an understanding of heritage for girls five to 16 years old who identify as Black. With a focus on cultural dance led by community elders, the program includes live drumming, African dancing, and Dunham style technique. Join us for a free performance celebrating where these talented young performers have come from and be inspired by the creative future they are cultivating for their peers.

Sunday, February 16, 1-5pm at Masaryk-Cowan Community Center (220 Cowan Avenue)

Black History Month: Celebration of Arts, Entertainment and Culture.

Events at Parkdale Public Library 

February 7th, 7-8 pm

Live in the Library: Steelpan with Suzette Vidal

Innovative steelpan artist-educator Suzette Vidale incorporates her Trinidadian roots and the rich and vibrant cultures of Toronto into her diverse repertoire.

March 31st, 6:30-8pm

A Fly in a Pail of Milk – The Herb Carnegie Story

Bernice Carnegie, award winning author/Life Enrichment speaker, shares stories of her remarkable father Herb Carnegie. Considered the first Black Canadian Hockey star, Carnegie moved into a 32 year career with Investors Group, winning a few Canadian golfing Championships along the way, then founded the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation, to empower and mentor youth. There are many take-always from the Carnegie story – the most important is how to write your own story of success.

More information on scheduled events is available at www.toronto.ca/blackhistory.