Main Branch Auditorium - Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe St.
The Barbers: an Ottawa Family. Born into slavery in Kentucky, Paul Barber became a respected horse man who not only trained the horses of Ottawa's elite but was himself a skilled horse racer. One of Ottawa's earliest Black permanent residents, he founded a family that still thrives here. Thomas Barber, award-winning Ottawa Black historian (and Paul's grandson), will share the story of his family and its place in Ottawa history. Presentation in English. Duration: 120 min. Free admission.
Thursday, February 1, 2018
The Mecury Lounge, 56 Byward Street, Ottawa
Café Ex: The 20th Season: The Films of Patrice James
Patrice James holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film Studies from Carleton University. Ms. James is presently the Executive Director of the Independent Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa Inc. (IFCO). She has extensive training in several aspects of film, television and video production, and is herself a practicing filmmaker. Ms. James has contributed to the cultural life of Ottawa for over 18 years, as a strong advocate for the media arts both locally and at the national level. She served on the Board of Directors of the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) from 2006-2011, and has been a past juror for the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ottawa Arts Council. Patrice James was one of three finalists in 2012 vying to receive Ottawa’s top annual arts prize; the Victor Tolgesy Award, which is given annually to an individual who has “contributed substantially” to culture in Ottawa. Ms. James continues to live and work in Ottawa. This event will be an intimate and interactive presentation featuring the work of this maverick Ottawa filmmaker. ADMISSION: "pay-what-you-can". Contact: Canadian Film Institute, Tel: (613) 232-6727
Vendredi 2 février 2018
Université d’Ottawa, Auditorium des Anciens, (Centre universitaire Jock Turcot-85, rue Université)
Un Film basé sur l'Histoire générale de l'Afrique de l’UNESCO. Dans le cadre du projet l'Histoire générale de l'Afrique (HGA), un film d'une heure mettant en avant les meilleurs moments de la série de films sur l'HGA produite par Zeinab Badawi, célèbre journaliste et productrice de la BBC. Cette série de 9 films dirigés par Mme Badawi et financés par le Groupe OCP, une entreprise publique marocaine, a été diffusée sur BBC World en juillet et août 2017. Les films dépeignent l'histoire africaine du début jusqu'à l'époque contemporaine. Zeinab Badawi, réalisatrice soudanaise, se rend aux quatre coins de l'Afrique pour s'entretenir avec des historiens, des archéologues et des citoyens africains dont les récits et les histoires peignent une image vivante du passé de leur continent et de la façon dont il influence leur vie actuelle. C'est une série qui informe, éduque et divertit - l'histoire de l'Afrique racontée par les Africains eux-mêmes.Activité présentée par l'ACPHA-Association canadienne pour la promotion des héritages africains. Programme: 17h30-18h30 : cocktail, hors d’oeuvres, Réseautage; 18h30-18h50 : présentation et discours; 18h55- 20h00 : projection du film
Billets sur Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/film-de-lhistoire-generale-de-lafrique-de-lunesco-tickets-41732569238
Friday, February 2, 2018
8pm - 11pm
Live on Elgin, 220 Elgin Street
Evensong with Just Jamaal. A collaborative melding of melody and poetry in the heart of the city. Come experience this unique moment as Ottawa's Poet Laureate speaks into the sacred rhythms of jazz, gospel and folk. Tickets available at liveonelgin.com
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Parkwood Presbyterian Church, 10 Chesterton Dr, Nepean, ON K2E 5S9
Parkwood Presbyterian Church Celebrates Black History Month! Tickets include African Buffet, Entertainment by Tine Rufaro Marimba Band (Zimbabwe), African-Caribbean Fashion Show & More.Fundraiser: Proceeds go to the church. Ticket price $20 ( 12 years and up); children under 12 free. Contact Olivia @ 613-262-3363 for tickets
Saturday, February 3, 2018
5 PM - 9 PM
The Cultural Arts Studio, School Of Afro-Caribbean Dance, 40 Colonnade Rd., Ottawa, ON
Sankofa Night Market, hosted by The Cultural Arts Studio, School Of Afro-Caribbean Dance.Come Shop & Support Local Community Entrepreneurs and learn about the person in Black History that inspired them to embark on their entrepreneurial journey. Each of our vendors will include a photo and or name on their table giving opportunity to talk with patrons about figures that are known and perhaps not known to many. We would like to honour those individuals by providing a spotlight by those who continue to be inspired by them.
Friday, February 9, 2018
6.30 pm – Public talk; 8.00pm – Wine and Cheese reception
Humanities Lounge | 303 Paterson Hall | Carleton University, Ottawa
Institute of African Studies presents: The 2018 Black History Month public talk is entitled “From Old to New African Diasporas: The multiple difficulties of untangling displacements and identities” by Professor Pablo Idahosa (York University). The talk will be followed by a wine & cheese reception. About the Speaker: Professor Pablo Idahosa’s research interests include National development and modernity in Africa; economic displacement; development, inequality and poverty; development ethics; the politics of ethnicity; development and cultural production in Africa; and the politics of AIDS in Africa. Contact: Institute of African Studies, Carleton University Tel.: 613 520 2600 ext. 2229 / Fax: 613 520 2363 website: http://www.carleton.ca/africanstudies/
Samedi 10 février 2018 à 19 h
Projections documentaires et discussion
Salle Jean-Desprez de la Maison du citoyen, 25 rue Laurier
18 h à 19 h: Cocktail et réseautage
19 h à 19 h 45: Un film avec toi de Jean Daniel Lafond
19 h 45 à 20 h: Intermède musical Musique douce à partir d’un CD
20 h à 20 h 45: Et si Dieu avait quitté l’Afrique suivi d’un échange
21 h 45 : Fin de l’activité
Renseignements : Fernand-Bienvenue Ackey, (613) 700-2296
Présenté par Connexion Jeunesse Canada Afrique en collaboration avec le Conseil de la communauté noire de Gatineau
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Doors at 1:30 pm
Origin Arts and Community Centre, 57 Lyndale Ave
MEGAPHONO presents: RITA CARTER, KING KIMBIT and KIMYA. All ages event. Pay-what-you-can. Free with MEGA PASS or FO’SHOWS wristband.
Festival passes available here > https://goo.gl/eVjTpZ
The internationally-acclaimed all-around artist King Kimbit, originally Nguyễn Anh Thư, was born and raised on unceded Algonquin territory to Vietnamese boat people. She has performed and recorded in Jamaica and all over North America, sharing love and knowledge, which she believes are connected by similar roots. King has recently released her debut double-disc album LIFE LESSONS POETICALLY (with help from Canada Council for the Arts and the City of Ottawa). Ottawa-born singer-songwriter Rita Carter has become one of her city’s most darling and well-respected voices. Rita’s reputation as a sincere and talented performer is a testament to her creative ability and faith in music, as a source of personal and communal revelation. MEGAPHONO’s Safer Spaces policy is intended to make this event a supportive environment. Attendees are asked to act out of respect for this policy: www.megaphono.tv/safer-spaces. Organizers acknowledge that this event takes place on unceded Algonquin territory.Questions? Contact us at email@example.com
Sunday, February 11
Children's Stories from the Black Diaspora
Nepean Centrepointe branch, Ottawa Public Library
Black History Ottawa invites you to celebrate Black History Month by attending its annual family storytelling program, held in partnership with the Ottawa Public Library. For this fmily program, children must be accompanied by an adult/guardian. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, February 15, 2018
18 Eccles Street, Ottawa ON. (The Chinese Alliance Multi-purpose Room)
2018 ACB Health and Wellness Symposium for Service Providers. This event brings together service providers, community leaders and partners to deliberate on the health and social issues affecting the wellbeing of the African Caribbean and Black (ACB) people in Ottawa. It explores ways service providers can work together to improve service delivery to the ACB people. It is a time of learning, problem solving and networking. We have lined up great panelists who are experts in their fields to help us learn how we can work together to serve our community better. The theme for the 2018 Symposium is: Inspired People: Changing lives, Changing community. Some of the topics to be discussed include: a. Faith, Spirituality, Cultural identity and Health outcomes; b. Issues of Racism, Discrimination, Oppression and Health Equity; c. Community Development Initiatives.Breakfast and Lunch will be served. The event is FREE but Registration is required. For more information, contact Ayan Jama at email@example.com or 613-238-8214 x2292
Thursday, February 15, 2018
National Gallery of Canada Theatre (380 Sussex Drive)
Odyssey Showcase presents: The Gift of Jazz / From Africa to New Orleans to The True North Strong and Free. From the cotton fields to the early roots of Gospel music to the more contemporary jazz sounds of today, this musical history celebrates the courage, determination, grace and unrelenting spirit of men and women who overcame incredible challenges and reflects their history and contributions to the world of Jazz. From its African and Gospel roots to modern day expressions including the arrival and influence of Jazz in Canada … The Gift of Jazz is “A Tribute to Black History Month / A celebration of the profound impact of Black history and culture on music!” Deborah Davis and Segue to Jazz will be joined once again by Stefan Keyes (Ottawa anchor CTV News /weekend), Jazz great Michael C. Hanna and former world tap dancing champion, the dynamic Darin Kyle for their annual tribute to Black History Month. Cover charge: $25 (seniors/students) / $40 (general admission). Service charges apply.
Contact person, phone & e-mail: Linda Casselman, (613)-321-2066
firstname.lastname@example.org Website address: www.odysseyshowcase.org AND www.cmod.ca
Friday, February 16, 2018
5pm to 8:30pm
University of Ottawa, Tabaret Hall. 75 Laurier Ave East, Ottawa, ON. Senate Room TBT083
Presentation/Panel discussion. "Addressing equity through meaningful engagement with the African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) community in health research”. This event will comprise of a three-part health equity community dialogue to raise awareness about African, Caribbean, and Black community health research and community development work in Ottawa. It will identify strategies for advancing this work and building capacity. Part 1 will be an interactive photography exhibition broadcasting community voices, part 2 will highlight the Loyer-DaSilva Research Chair`s ongoing projects and part 3 will meaningfully engage a panel of community partners in an interactive health equity discussion. Event hosted by Professor Josephine Etowa, Loyer-DaSilva Research Chair in Public Health Nursing. Contact Person: Tyler Boyce, Research Coordinator with the Loyer-DaSilva Research Chair in Public Health Nursing. 613-562-5800 ext 8876. E-mail: email@example.com
Saturday 17 February, 2018
10.00 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Infinity Convention Centre, 2901 Gibford Drive, Ottawa, Ontario.
Admission: $100 per person. Black History Ottawa members discount 25% (use code BHO2018)
Diversity in Leadership Celebration & Awards Brunch
Hosted by the Nigerian and Canadian Business Network, the Business brunch with the Leaders Series features prominent International and National Business and Political leaders speaking on a variety of progressive topics. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and engage with several of the current visible minority Canadian Members of Parliament as well as who's who in the Business Community in Canada. Senator Anne Cools, Canada’s first African Canadian Member of Parliament, will be our celebrated guest of honour. Part proceeds from the event will be donated to Black History Ottawa. This project is particularly valuable to the community and it is aimed at engaging both African-Caribbeans and Canadian voters in the next election. The goal is to get people to vote but we also want to get people educated about the political system, the democratic process and the responsibilities of citizenship. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to engage with their elected officials. This event offers you an excellent networking opportunity with who's who of doing business in both Canada and Africa.
Contact info: 1-647-799-6006 / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS at www.ncbn.ca
Saturday, February 17, 2017
Ottawa Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2200 Benjamin Ave. (Off Woodroffe and Hwy 417).
Gospel Concert : “His Light Still Shines” - A medley in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Come celebrate the Journey of African peoples through Negro Spirituals, Contemporary Gospel music and spoken word. Admission: Free; Donations towards a charitable organization will be collected. For more info: www.ottawasda.org or 613-728-3558. Parking is free. Bus # 87 will get you there; get off at Woodroffe / Queensway stop.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Cultural Arts Studio, 40 Colonnade Road, Ottawa
Community Sweat Fete Fitness Event. We are proud to be the host site of the Ottawa Launch of SOKAFIT with Tania Parissi Canadian Ambassador & Super Coach from Montreal. What is SOKAFIT? SOKAFIT the new fitness craze straight from Trinidad and Tobago is coming to Ottawa!! SOKAFIT is a dynamic, fun and interactive health and fitness system that uses Soca music and Soca moves exclusively to provide a full body workout. Get your rags and flags ready! Saturday February 17th at The Cultural Arts Studio along with Live Dj and free giveaways. Admission $15.00. Tickets available on Eventbrite or by contacting: Tania Parissi: 514-999-3676 Susie Perch: 438-824-0369 The Cultural Arts Studio: 613-863-3493 Join us as we sweat and fete with Tania Parissi and DJ Judgement. FREE Giveaways PLUS. Ottawa’s very own Limer’s Paradise in site with Trini Doubles for sale!
Saturday, February 17, 2018
10 PM - 2 AM
The Bourbon Room, 400A Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J9
Vibe Night with Neza ( Valentine's Special). Feautring music by DJ Tyty & DJ Stayeazy!! Regular admission: 15$ / VIP: 50$.For more information contact: 819-329-3201 | 613-868-0654.
About Neza: Patricia Neza Masozera professionally known as Neza, a Lagos-based Rwandan singer and first lady of MCG Empire Music who have successfully released two dancehall hit Uranyica and Slay mama and also just won “THE MOST PROMISING ARTIST OF THE YEAR” at the just concluded AFRIMA AWARDS has justrelease yet another smashing record titled Vibe which features label honcho Mc Galaxy. Neza, who won the African Entertainment Award in 2012 as the Best Female Act was formerly based in Canada before she relocated to Lagos, Nigeria to hone her craft and passion in music and dance.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Absolute Comedy, 412 Preston St., Ottawa
Underground Comedy Railroad. It’s that time of year again, time to celebrate Black History with The Underground Comedy Railroad (Canada’s Very First All Black Tour). After 6 sold out years in a row, we are back in Ottawa to celebrate Canada’s great diversity with the ‘7th Annual Underground Comedy Railroad'. With some of ottawa's best comedians, and a mix of comedians from Toronto and Montreal. HOST: B BLACK (Ottawa);Dawn Xanklin (Ottawa); Keesha Brownie (Toronto) Just For Laughs | JFL42;Rodney Ramsey (Montreal)Just For Laughs | CBC's Debaters; HEADLINER: DANIEL WOODROW (Toronto) Just For Laughs | Comedy Network. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, WIll SELL OUT. Call Absolute Comedy 613 233 8000.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1
CONCERT: Jully Black. An R&B dance party in the Azrieli Studio? All signs point to yes. Jully Black epitomizes the best of Canadian 2000’s R&B. A superlative performer and songwriter, she’s collaborated with Sean Paul and Destiny’s Child, and shared the stage with Kanye West, Black Eyed Peas, and Etta James to name a few. Get set for a fire night! Tickets available at the box office or online at https://nac-cna.ca
Thursday, February 22, 2018
5:30 pm -9:00 pm
Ben Franklin Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean
The Network of Black Business & Professional Women presents: Our Hidden Figures (A video tribute to Ms Daisy Sweeney and a slide presentation on Miss Portia White). Both Afro-Canadian women were musically gifted. Daisy taught piano to her brother, the great jazz pianist, Oscar Peterson as well as other talented musicians such as Oliver Jones. She died last year. Portia White was an internationally acclaimed opera contralto and this year marks the 50th anniversary of her passing in 1968. Black history comes to life as we uncover the family ties and greatness of these two phenominal women - from Sylvia Sweeney (former Olympic athlete) , former Senator Don Oliver, Oscar Peterson and our most recent Parliamentary Poet Laureate, George Elliott Clarke. Not to be missed. Tickets: Adults $12.00, Members $10.00, Children $6.00. Light refreshments on sale. Come! Connect! Inspire! Be Inspired! NB2PW.org
Friday, February 23, 2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Catholic Centre for Immigrants (219 Argyle Avenue).
Community consultations on the SNAP Program. This is a bilingual (English and French) session. Registration required: https://snapbackids.weebly.com/
Turner Consulting Group has been contracted by MCYS to work with the Child Development Institute to culturally adapt the SNAP Program for use with Black children aged 6 to 11. Part of that work includes consultations with service providers, advocates, educators, social workers, parents, and anyone else who has had experience with Black children aged 6 to 11 who have demonstrated or experienced challenges with self-regulation and / or disruptive behaviours. For more info:
p 416.285.0368 I f 1.888.516.7849
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa
Cathedral Arts presents: “Gospel Hallelujah”, with The Academy Choir. Cathedral Arts has long a long history of presenting events in honour of Black History Month. This year, the Ottawa-based group The Academy Choir presents Gospel Hallelujah. The Academy Choir was formed in 2013, prompted by its visionary, Paul Wilson, to create a gospel music choir in Ottawa that excelled in its ability to sing all styles of gospel music. Tickets: $20 per person. Free for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at cathedralarts.ca, weekdays from the Cathedral reception desk, or at the door. For more information, contact 613-236-9149 ext 15 or email@example.com
Saturday, February 24, 2018
5:30pm – 1:00am
Marriott Hotel (Victoria Ballroom), 100 Kent Street, Ottawa
Global Community Alliance 9th Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony. The 9th annual Global Community Alliance gala and award ceremony recognizes Black History Month and the efforts of individuals serving as community role models. The award categories include Community Builder, Professional Achievement, Youth Achievement and Business Achievement Award. Keynote Speaker, Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey. MC: Sarah Onyango. Cover charge: $75/person (cocktails, dinner, wine & entertainment included). Ticket Outlets: African Queen (613.736.5369) Nana's (613.321.5112). Contact persons: Yomi or Kelly Pratt, Tel.: 613-824-2194
Email address: Yomipratt@gmail.com
Sunday, 25 February, 2018
1 pm -5 pm
Carleton University, Dunton Tower, 20th floor, Room 2017
Black Mental Health Matters: a half day workshop-conversation on mental health in the Black community. We will hear from people working in the area of mental health and from people living with mental health. Come let us break down our myths about mental health and explore options for developing a culturally appropriate response. Come let us break the silence together. For more info, email organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, February 25, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ottawa Church of God, 1820 Carling Ave., Ottawa
Connect to the Root fashion show. Back by popular demand! A night filled with Food, Fashion, Music, Dance, Poetry and Prizes! Meet local entrepreneurs and celebrate with us the International Decade for People of African descent. Cost: Goodwill offering (no cover charge). For more info, contact Charina Betty, 613-806-3788 & email@example.com
Sunday, February 25, 2018
12pm - 7pm
NICHOLLE KOBI 2018 TOUR - OTTAWA
This is Nicholle Kobi's highly anticipated first Pop-Up show and Exhibition tour celebrating her Black Woman Art Series collection. Many are asking what they will see, hear, and be able to do at the Nicholle Kobi 2018 Exhibition Tour. Exciting details : -You will be able to meet & chat with Nicholle Kobi, purchase her art collection which includes prints, exclusive frames, T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Tote Bags, Make Up bags, greeting cards, and more
-An Intimate Interview with Nicholle Kobi will occur during the event and will provide attendees with the opportunity to meet the Black woman behind the Arts and the Brands. Here's what your pre-purchased online ticket will provide: VIP Ticket * Entry to Pop-Up;* Champagne, white or red wine; * VIP gift courtesy of Nicholle Kobi; * Prioritized access for pictures with Nicholle and autographs of purchased items. Tickets available on Eventbrite
For more information check out the Facebook page
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30pm.
Greenboro Branch, 363 Lorry Greenberg Dr.,
the Workers’ History Museum will be screening two short documentaries: Simply the Best, about the life and times of Cal Best; and Welcome to Dresden, about racism in Dresden, Ontario in the 1940s and 50s. Screening followed by discussion with Arthur Carkner (producer, Simply The Best) and Sarah Onyango (Black history Ottawa). Free admission.