Black History 2020

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.

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  1. Esther Campbell Phillips says:

    Morning Praise! Please inform me on events that are taking place at church. God is truly amazing in all aspects of our lives. Let love be the fuel to our fires. I am grateful to be a member of PCWC where I am taught the word of God. I appreciate Bishop L. Walker, Rev. Dorette Walker, Rev. M Lal, Rev G. Wilson for their support to all members of PCWC. We appreciate the love, commitment, compassion that has been demonstrated towards us. Thank you all for your authenticity. I pray to God to continue to bless us all. I love you all.

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