Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard, Sponsor of Bill S-255, the Emancipation Day Act
August 1 -
“Our history has been repeatedly erased. Enslaved Africans were stripped of their names in an attempt to strip them of their identities. After emancipation, our history continued to be erased by methods of segregation, murder and systemic marginalization.”
August 1, 2019 - 10:00am, seating at 9:45am, Changing of the Guards on Parliament Hill
Call 613-233-9311 Ext 225 to reserve seating
August 6, 2019 – 9:30am. - 10:30am.
Flag Raising Ceremony at Ottawa City Hall
August 10, 2019
9:00pm – 1:00am
Jamaica’s 57th Independence Dance at 400 McArthur Ave., Heartwood House
August 11, 2019 at 3:00pm Independence Church Service at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 220 Benjamin Street, Ottawa
August 17, 2019 - 11:00am - 9:00pm, Jamday at Vincent Massey Park
Saturday, August 3, 2019
109A Fourth Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1S 2L3 (Bank St. at Fourth Ave., across from the Wild Oat and Mrs. Tiggy Winkles)
Fourth Avenue Baptist Courtyard Kaleidoscope. The London Trio Plus will open Fourth Avenue
Baptist Church “Courtyard Kaleidoscope” noon hour concert series.
Friday, August 9, 2019
Tee off time: 12:00 noon (Rain or Shine); check in: Between 11:00 AM and 11:45 AM
Greensmere Golf and Country Club, 1717 Bear Hill Rd. Carp ON., K0A 1L0
Annual BCSF Golf Tournament. Cost to participate in this Tournament that includes a Golf Cart and dinner is $145.00 - Payable by cheque or Cash to BCSF. Contact a member of the Golf committee: Or, the preferred method, sign up online at www.greensmere.com/events/bcsf using a Credit Card. Greensmere members use your registration code at www.greensmere.com/events/bcsf or, see the Pro-Shop. All Non-golfers and guests are welcome to join us for “dinner only” @ $55.00 per person.
COMPLIMENTARY JAMAICAN BEEF PATTIES will be served starting at 5:00 pm (during Happy Hour ) – followed by Dinner, a 50/50 Raffle, distribution of prizes plus musical entertainment by Hibiscus Jamz. For more info: Deryck Beckles – Chair of the 2019 BCSF Golf Committee (613) 482-9786. E-mail: email@example.com
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Third Annual Flora Street Block Party
Flora Street (from Percy to Bronson)
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Socializing, music, kids' games and activities
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Community Dinner: bring your food or buy from our fantastic local vendors
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Street-wide dance party for all ages!
The entire street, from Percy to Bronson, will be filled with great food, music, and laughs!
Amazing local businesses such as Flora Hall Brewing, Seed to Sausage and others will join us for the party.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
6pm - 9pm
Courtyard by Marriott, Dalhousie Street, Ottawa
BFUTR Tech Summit Launch Party. After an amazing launch party in Toronto, we are connecting with black communities across Canada to introduce BFUTR, Canada’s largest gathering of Black tech professionals. On August 13, spend an evening with the Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN). This is an opportunity for you to network with other Black professionals in the region, learn about the innovative topics, networking and career development opportunities available at the BFUTR summit, and be part of a global community of black professionals that we are building together. The event has been graciously sponsored by TD Bank. Come spend some time with industry leaders, network, and have inspiring conversations.
This is first come, first serve, as there are very limited spaces for the launch party, so RSVP right away on Eventbrite. There is no cost to register.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
12 PM – 6 PM
190 Glen Park Dr, Gloucester, ON K1B 5A3
17th Annual Dapo Fun Day. Join the Dapo Agoro Foundation for Peace for the 17th Annual Dapo Fun Day, a day to promote non-violence,peaceful conflict resolution and most of all to empower our youth to be peacemakers in our community. The day will include a little bit of fun for all ages!!! BBQ, Raffles with great prizes, Bouncy Castle, free face painting, cotton candy, live entertainment, key note speakers and DJ Phil Kid live on location! So bring your whole family and enjoy a day a positivity and a wonderful atmosphere in the sun. This is the Dapo Agoro Foundation for Peace's major fundraising event to support the Dapo Agoro Scholarships and community initiatives, so every little bit counts and your support is greatly appreciated. Admission is free. Food and drinks will be on sale. Donations are welcome!
Saturday, August 17, 2019
6 PM – 11 PM
Infinity Convention Centre, 2901 Gibford Drive, Ottawa, ON K1V 2L9
First Annual Phoenix Gala. General Admission - $150, Table of 8 $135/person | $1,080/ table (8 tickets minimum sales). Sales end on Aug 3 at 6 PM. An evening of live entertainment, fine dining, and dancing. The event will celebrate the Afro-Caribbean culture while raising awareness about mental health and addiction within the black community. DRESS CODE: Formal. - Appetizers will be served at 6:00 PM - Dinner and the evening program will start at 7:00 PM.* This event will also include a silent auction. * There will be a CASH bar. DINNER: Chicken will be served as the main course. *Please contact Marie Remy for any dietary restriction you may have to make other arrangements. firstname.lastname@example.org
Fabiola’s Addiction and Mental Health Awareness & Support Foundation
FAMHAS is a nonprofit organization, launched with the purpose of raising awareness and providing support to people of visible minority in the Ottawa community who suffers from mental illnesses and addiction problems. LEARN MORE AT famhas.ca
Event page https://famhas.ca/events/the-gala/
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
LIVE on Elgin, 220 Elgin St., Ottawa, Ontario K2P1L7
Tell 'Em Girl Women's Spoken Word Showcase presents "Making Our Voices Heard". Once again we are celebrating our voices through spoken word, music, dance, and more through a celebration that proclaims that we will continue to be loud and proud of who we are without apology. THIS WILL BE THE LAST TELL EM GIRL BEFORE OUR FOUNDER MAYA MOVES AWAY FOR SCHOOL! Tickets are officially available for 12$ and will go back into the pockets of the amazing women coming out to express themselves and tell their stories! TICKETS SELL OUT FAST SO BE SURE TO GET YOURS IN ADVANCE! Doors will open at 6:30pm for our mixer with a 7:00pm start! Food and drinks will be available for purchase onsite! PERFORMERS TBA
August 24 & 25, 2019
10am - 5pm
Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa
Independent Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa Filmmaking Workshop for Women. As part of our summer workshops IFCO has a 16mm Filmmaking for Women Workshop. Registration Deadline: August 16, 2019. Only 6 spots available! This weekend course introduces women of all ages and backgrounds to the art of 16mm filmmaking, and is open to women from all walks of life, who wish to make films in their own voices, in a dynamic, supportive and open-minded environment. This course is suitable for all levels of experience (novices, learners with minimal experience, and intermediate filmmakers). Over one weekend, participants will meet at IFCO to learn various practical elements of filmmaking, including how to use a 16mm film camera, lighting techniques, editing on flatbeds and Adobe Premiere Pro. If you know of any persons that may be interested in this workshop, please let them know about this wonderful opportunity. We also have a grant writing workshop on September 10th. For further information about the Co-operative and its workshops and programming you can find us online at www.ifco.ca.
Friday, August 30, 2019
The Cultural Arts Studio, 149 King George Street, Ottawa, ON K1K 1V2
Ottawa Fury FC- Caribbean night! Hosted by the Cultural Arts Studio. There’s going to be guest Dj’s, prizes, food vendors, a mango eating contest, dance performances, and much more to celebrate the Caribbean culture!!
Saturday, August 31, 2019
4pm - 10pm
Bananas Beach Grill & Rum Shack, 727 Trim Rd., Orleans, ON K4A 3P4
SocAfro - Ottawa Edition. Vibes by DJ CROWN PRINCE @djcrownprince . DR. JAY @socaprince . JESTER @thisisjester . MACE @iamdjmace . DJ TY TY @tytydj . DJ KENDEE @djkendee
19+ | ID Required | Dress To Sweat | Free Admission
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Kinki Lounge Kitchen
41 York St. Byward Market, Ottawa
SOCAFRO ‘Ottawa’ After Party. 3 Rooms - Patio . Lounge . Basement. 19+ | ID Required | Dress To Sweat | Admission $15 Before Midnight, $20 After Midnight