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Annual Black History Month Dinner
February 10 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm$128.13
Join the Calgary Black Chambers and Heritage Park Historical Village, as we celebrate Black History Month through scholarship fundraising for local Black students and youth. This evening is open to all and is considered one of Calgary’s not to be missed community events.
The Annual Black History Month dinner is held to amplify the critical role Black people played and are continuing to play, in creating Calgary as the best place for all people to live, work and play. This remarkable evening features:
- 3-course gourmet dinner
- 2 Heritage Park Day Passes included with each ticket ($60 value)
- 2 Complimentary Beverages & Wine
- Featured Entertainment by local Black musicians
- Local Black art and artists
- Opportunity to win a door prize
- Silent Auction: proceeds to local Black Youth scholarships
Keynote: The Bricks Remember Us: Black Architectures in Western Canada as presented by historian Cheryl Foggo.
Cheryl’s storytelling and accompanying images will illuminate the contributions Black people have made to Western Canada over the past 140 years
About Cheryl Foggo
Cheryl is a multiple award-winning playwright, author, filmmaker, and historian whose work over the last 30 years has focused on the lives of Western Canadians of African descent. Recent works include the release of her NFB feature documentary John Ware Reclaimed, available on nfb.ca, as well as the 30th anniversary edition of her book Pourin’ Down Rain: A Black Woman Claims Her Place in the Canadian West. Recent journalism can be found in the Interrupt/Reframe issue of The Fold, on CBC Black on the Prairies and in Westword Magazine. In 2021, 2022 and 2023, her plays Heaven and John Ware Reclaimed have received multiple productions, including at The Citadel in Edmonton, Lunchbox Theatre in Calgary, at the Blyth Theatre Festival and in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre. She recently wrapped shooting of a short film about northern Saskatchewan’s Black History, scheduled to premiere in 2023. Cheryl was the recipient of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Outstanding Artist Award, The Doug and Lois Mitchell Outstanding Calgary Artist Award and the Arts, Media, and Entertainment Award from the Calgary Black Chambers, all in 2021. In 2022 she received the Women Making History in Alberta Award from Heritage Park and was inducted into the Alberta Order of Excellence.
Purchase your tickets here
- February 10
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
- Event Category:
- CBC Social