2016 Black History Month Events
Saturday, January 30, 2016
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Saint Paul University, main auditorium,
223 Main St, Ottawa,
Black History Month Launch & Opening Ceremony. An afternoon of inspiration and entertainment reflecting the theme "Our Canadian Story: Celebrating Our Maritime Roots", to highlight the many contributions and achievements of Black Maritimers, as well as to promote the role of Black Maritime history in the overall Black experience in Canada. Highlights: Proclamation of 2016 Black History Month city-wide observance by the Mayor of Ottawa; unveiling of Canada Post BHM stamp; presentation of 2016 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Awards as well as the John G. Dennison Award & inaugural President's Award; announcement of the winners of the 2016 RBC Black History Month Essay Competition.