Black History 2020
Black history month at Praise
Praise Cathedral Worship Centre will celebrate Black History Month on the weekend of February 29 and March 1, 2020.
Praise Cathedral Worship Centre will honour and celebrate our Afro-Canadian heroes and heroines, past and present. Our 2020 theme is A Strong Legacy. This Canadian and Ontario legacy includes:
- Hon. Lincoln Alexander, Ontario’s 24th Lieutenant Governor;
- Dr. Anderson Abbott, the first Canadian born black doctor; and
- Hon. Jean Augustine, the first black woman elected to the House of Commons.
It is because of The Hon. Jean Augustine’s courage in 1995 when she tabled the motion in the House of Commons to officially declare February as Black History Month that we celebrate today.
The weekend of February 29th and March 1, 2020 will be a time to reflect on and celebrate the journey of our legacy. This promises to be a week-end of entertainment, learning, sharing and thanksgiving as we display artifacts, history, music and savory cultural taste of foods. Each year members, visitors, friends and families from the neighbouring communities join the activities. Our community celebrations continue to heighten awareness of our journey, and build our people and the larger community.