Black History Month -Some Upcoming Events in Vancouver & Toronto

February 1, 2011 Film: ‘Mighty Jerome” Djavad Mowfaghian Cinema (3rd floor) Simon Fraser University  – Woodwards Gold Corp. Centre for the Arts  149 W. Hastings, enter via the Cordova Street Courtyard

TIME: 7 PM  ,Admission $6.00  Sponsored by National Congress of Black Women Foundation ,Canadian Association of Black Lawyers


‘When the Spirit Moves’. A Musical Concert

Venue –  University Women’s Club (Hycroft) 1489 McRae  Avenue Vancouver, V6H 1V1

Program – Ballroom – Silent Auction & Reception – Main floor  Time 5:00 PM  Showtime   6:00PM – Admission $27.00

Artists Are: Dee Daniels Jazz -Shauntay Grant Halifax Poet Laureate Shanise Brown – Albert Sohun -Scruff Mouth – Marion Landers & Others – A Nina Simone , Four Women


Talk Back – Connecting Through Arts and Conversations

Sunday Feb 20, 2011 1pm to 4 pm

Djavad Mowfaghian Word Art Centre (2nd floor).

149 W. Hastings, enter via the Cordova Street Courtyard

Panelist & Performers are: Henry Daniels, Selwyn Jacob, Marion Landers, Shauntay Grant, Albert Smith – Chancz Perry – Judith Maxie

Admission by Donation

CONTACT  604 605 0124

Event at  The centre of Integration

February 5 Opening Ceremony, featuring $5/person Children under 10 free

February 12 ‘Mi Amor…The…’ Valentines Dinner & Dance $80/couple $45/single

Price includes dinner, rose, champagne; One night’s stay @ Executive Inn for the best dressed couple; Lots of prizes to win

February 18: An evening of Unique African Art, featuring International Artist Yared Nigussu 5:30pm

February 19 : Youth buffet dinner, dance-off competition 6:30pm – 11:00pm $10 (ages 14 – 17)

February 20 :   Youth movie night  4:30pm $2

February 26 : 9th Annual Black History Market & Cultural Showcase 10:00am – 4:00pm $5 Vendors book your tables @ $60

February 26 ‘Back in Time’ Dinner & Dance 8:00pm – 1:30am $20

811 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster For tickets contact: 604 759 0240

February 12th, 2011 at Douglas College, New Westminster several professionals and artist from around the Lower Mainland will be volunteering their time for this three-hour event to speaker to a large, diverse audience on different “hot-button” topics important to youth, young adults and adults.

This symposium welcomes all people to join together and become inspired by this special event that honours Black History in Canada. This will be the 3rd annual Youth Symposium in Room 1614 of the Douglas College Campus on 700 Royal Avenue in New Westminster.

Organise by Urban youth Association   604 375 2369

FEBRUARY 21, 2011


Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews

Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3  VANCOUVER, BC

6:00PM More  information 604 349 2420

The Nanaimo African Heritage Society

Located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Kickoff Concert: Feb 6th At the Brechin United Church!!

This is a fundraiser event, proceeds will go to the NAHS.

call 250-729-9332

February 23, 2011 (9pm–2am) Fortune Sound Club (147 E. Pender St.)

Shaolin Soul: Foundations of Wu is a tribute to the musical inspirations of The

Wu-Tang Clan, as showcased in the group’s Shaolin Soul albums. The event is in

honor of Black History Month and will feature a Soul Train Dance-Off competition.

In partnership with Vancouver’s Templeton Secondary School (727 Templeton

Drive), fifty percent of all proceeds will go to the school’s music program. We

are also collecting new and used instruments for their students.

This event is co-produced by DJ Lady Lane, Don’t Lose Your Day Job (NYC),

NADATODO.COM, and DJ Cherchez La Femme.  DJ SHE and friends

Tickets  in advance — $10  at the door — $12

For sponsorship inquiries, or to donate musical instruments to Templeton Secondary

School, please contact Anastasia Koutalianos of NADATODO.COM at or 604-568-0190.

Spirit of Africa Festival 2011 Feb. 19 (12:30-4:45 workshops and 8:00pm night show) at the Wise Hall and Feb. 20 (1:30pm until 4:30pm and 7:30pm show) at St. James Hall

Day 1:
12:30 pm drum circle open to all with Munkie, Sandi an Ron
3:00 pm West African voice and harmonies workshop with the Afro-pop band H’SAO (Chad/Montreal)

Afropop sensations from Chad/Montreal H’SAO, with opening local group of musicians and dancers (Yoro Noukoussi, Kurai Mubaiwa, Jacky Essombe & Navaro Franco) and special guest dancer ETIENNE CAPKO (Benin/Seattle).

DAY 2:
Workshops ($5-10 sliding scale each workshop)
1:30 pm Zimbabwean music and singing workshop with artists Kurai Mubaiwa and Navaro Franco
2:30 pm Beninese dance and music workshop with Etienne Cakpo and Yoro Noukoussi
3:30 pm Guinean Drumming Workshop with the Africa Wali Guinean Ensemble (lead by Manimou Camara)

Show ($15 advance/$18 door or $25 in advance/$30 door for two shows (with Sunday show))
African Wali Guinean Drum & Dance Ensemble, Aché Brasil and Kunaka Marimba

More information: and @VanAfricaFest for updates on Black History Month events, news and links to educational pages.

MiRadi Society African Experiences Dessert Evening


This is a free networking evening featuring music by SHIRIKA Band. Come meet others interested in improving living conditions in rural Africa. ROSS ROAD COMMUNITY CHURCH, 3160 ROSS Rd. ABBOTSFORD. For more info Email, Call 604 866 2459 or go to

Black History Month  Toronto

Living the Black Canadian Experience: Throughout February the Toronto Public Library will feature visits and interviews by established and emerging authors, spoken word poets, musicians and journalists.  Events to take place across the city.  Also more than 1,600 items are held in the Rita Cox Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection.

Feb. 4,5: The Evolution of Gospel Music kicking off Black History Month with a powerful live stage production that journeys from the early days of Negro spirituals, through the turmoil of the 60s, to today’s contemporary urban music scene. This production features live music, drama and dance.

Global Kingdom Ministries, 1250 Markham Rd., Scarborough.  7PM (doors open 6PM) Advance Tickets: $25, Door: $30. Youth Matinee (students only) 10:30 AM Feb. 4. Tickets available online: or call 905.794.1139

Feb. 6: Markham African Caribbean Association will honour former Chief of Police, Armand La Barge.  3:PM SHARP. Sheraton Parkway Hotel, 600 Highway 7 E. Richmond Hill, Ont.  Tickets: $50. Call: 905.479.5827

Feb. 10: Richard Pierpoint & The Coloured Corps of Upper Canada – an illustrated presentation with author, Steve Pitt. – 1 PM. This hour-long presentation will include fascinating objects and an exciting musket firing demonstration. It is included with regular admission to the Fort.

MacKenzie House: Saturdays and Sundays in February, 12 to 5 p.m.
Visit Mackenzie House on weekends in February and learn more about the early Black community in Toronto, including those who published newspapers. Print a souvenir bookmark in the recreated 1850’s printshop! Included with admission. Adults: $5.71; Seniors/Youth: $2.62; Children: $2.38 (plus Tax) Groups: Please call 416-392-6915 to make a booking.

Feb. 26: Black History Month Award Ceremony:  Ghanaian Presbyterian Church, 51 Highmeadow Place.  4 PM.  To recognize 10 adults and 4 youth who have met the criteria in volunteering in their community.

Mar 26:  The University of the West Indies Toronto Benefit Gala.  Four Season Hotel.  The event is to benefit the University’s Scholarship Fund.

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5 Responses to “Black History Month -Some Upcoming Events in Vancouver & Toronto”

  1. FemideFrance says:

    Thanks for the listing! Thanks to you I got to see “Mighty Jerome” and am really glad I did: it inspired me both as an athlete and as a person in general.
    Famide France


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