Black HERITAGE Month Events 2023

The Guelph Black Heritage Society will be celebrating their 3rd Annual Black HERITAGE Month in February 2023!

This month will commemorate past and present accomplishments within the black community and set sights on the bright future ahead.

The following events, programs and activities will be presented during Black HERITAGE Month:

Flag Raising, Open House & Heritage Hall Tours

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 @ 11 AM

Location: Heritage Hall, 83 Essex Street, Guelph

Join us as we raise the African Nova Scotia flag at Heritage Hall. After the flag raising there will be a dedication, blessing and tours of the Heritage Hall.

“Our Stories. Our history. Our heritage.” Exhibit Opening

Date & Time: Saturday, February 4, 2023 @ 1:30 PM – 3 PM

Location: Wellington County Museum and Archives, 536 Wellington County Road 18, Fergus

The exhibit highlights the story of the Guelph Black Heritage Society. Learn about the founders of the organization, our activities as well as Black culture and heritage in Wellington County. Come check out the exhibit and enjoy refreshments.

“Songs of Sunya” Table Read

Date & Time: Thursday, February 9, 2023 @ 6:30 PM

Location: online and in-person at Heritage Hall, 83 Essex Street, Guelph

An immersive theatre experience; community members perform scenes from Adam Myrie’s “Songs of Sunya”. The evening will include a dramatic table read from his upcoming novel, refreshments including Lantern Brew Coffee, Dream Makers tea, African Honey Cake, signed copies of the book and more! Admission is free (suggested donation $10 per person, or a donation to for the Chalmers Centre).

Canvas ‘n Cocktails

Date & Time: Thursday, February 16, 2023 @ 6:30 PM

Location: Heritage Hall, 83 Essex Street, Guelph

Want a fun night out that is new, exciting and good for the soul? Canvas ‘n Cocktails is a creative class for the artistic and the not so artistic. We will create a free-flowing art piece using positive affirmations for the first part of the evening with Dr. Shara Ally. The second part of the evening includes a feel and heal component using breath to connect body and space with Kween. The evening will be approximately 2 hours and we will have cocktails, snacks and prizes! For femxle identifying people. Licensed event (18 years and older). Admission is free (suggested donation $20 per person).

Fourth Friday Concert featuring Shane Philips

Date & Time: Friday, February 24, 2023 @ 7 PM

Location: Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph

To commemorate Black HERITAGE Month, Guelph Museums has partnered with the Guelph Black Heritage Society for February’s Fourth Friday. Featuring a musical performance by Shane Philips, an internationally acclaimed musician with a whole lot of soul. Admission is free.

For more details about the Guelph Black Heritage Society and Black HERITAGE Month events, click HERE!