Sunday, 16 February Rosemary Sadlier OOnt, on Emancipation Day
Doors Open 1:30
Talk at 2:00 p.m.
Founder and President, Black Canadian Network; The Royal Commonwealth Society Chair, Toronto Branch; Author; Consultant; Education
No cover; donations appreciated.
Rosemary Sadlier was president of the Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) from 1993 to 2015. As president, she contributed to the recognition of Black history through education, research and outreach programs. Rosemary’s advocacy was significant to the Canadian government’s 1995 decision to make the celebration of Black History Month a national annual event in February.An Act for the Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Colonies received Royal Assent on 28 August 1833 and took effect 1 August 1834. In 2008 Ontario designated August 1st as Emancipation Day marking the end of slavery in the British Empire.
Monday, 17 February
Come to see the Exhibit and Try the Humber Mills Bingo
From 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Bring the Family! No cover; donations appreciated.