Emancipation Day Celebration 2021

Aug 01, 2021

Emancipation Day Celebration 2021

After many years of lobbying, the Government of Canada recently voted unanimously to declare Emancipation Day on August 1 as a National Day. Celebrate with us to recognize 187 years since the British Government’s Abolition of Slavery.

The CCAH has collaborated with numerous organizations in Halton to provide a variety of educational and cultural programs for you and your family to enjoy. Pre-registration is required for all programs.

OAKVILLE: Drive-thru BBQ on Sunday, August 1
200 Free Meals ǀ 3:00—5:00 PM ǀ QEPCCC ǀ 2302 Bridge Rd

Chef Romaine will be preparing his Curry Crab Fritters featured in our Sizzlin' Halton cooking series broadcasting on Cogeco's YourTV throughout the summer. Caribbean Brown Stew Chicken is an alternative meal along with a kids meal option.  Check out Chef Romaine's teaser to his episode!

While your meal is free, we kindly ask that you consider making a donation to our charity to allow us to continue providing educational and cultural programs that create a sense of community and harmony. ​ ​Donations can be made at the time of ordering meals. Help us reach our goal of raising $5,000!

Halton Freedom Celebration Festival on Sunday, August 1
5:00 PM ǀ Free Virtual Entertainment

After picking up your meals, head home for a free virtual celebration presented by the Halton Black History Awareness Society (HBHAS). Guest presenters include historians, government officials, and community leaders and entertainers, a number of whom are enslaved descendants, orphaned youths, and freedom/equality activists. Read more about the event here.

Oakville's Black Heritage: Bronte Bike Tour
Time: 12:00-1:30 pm ǀ Register here*
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm ǀ Register here*
Meet: QEPCCC ǀ 2302 Bridge Rd, Oakville
*Library card and PIN needed to register.

In partnership with the Oakville Public Library and the Oakville Museum, join us for a 1.5-hour guided tour of Bronte Harbour and explore sites related to Oakville’s Black heritage. Tours are available for three groups of up to 4-5 people each from the same household. Non-medical masks or face coverings are mandatory. Please bring your own bike; chariots are fine for younger participants. Meet at the QEPCCC, 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville.

Oakville's Black Heritage: Kerr Walking Tour
Time: 12:30-1:30 pm ǀ Register here*
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ǀ Register here*
Meet: Burnet Park ǀ Corner of Kerr St & Burnet St, Oakville
*Library card and PIN needed to register.

In partnership with the Oakville Public Library and the Oakville Museum, join us for a 1.0-hour guided tour of Kerr Village and explore sites related to Oakville’s Black heritage. Tours are available for three groups of up to 4-5 people each from the same household. Non-medical masks or face coverings are mandatory. Meet at Burnet Park, corner of Kerr St and Burnet St, Oakville.

For more information about the Emancipation Day Celebration, visit www.ccah.ca