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Exploring Ottawa’s Black History – Past, Present and Future

February 23, 2023 - 18:30 - 21:00

During Black History Month, Canadians celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians and their communities who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada a culturally diverse, compassionate, and prosperous country.

Join us as we share the stories of Ottawa’s Black Community and those buried within our cemetery grounds followed by Councillor Rawlson King sharing his experience at City Hall.

Featured Speaker: Councillor Rawlson King: Ottawa’s First Black City Councillor.

  • Newly re-elected, Councillor King will provide us with an inside look at his journey to City Hall, his first term, the major events he navigated and his re-election.

Join us on Thursday, February 23 2023 at 6:30 PM at Beechwood National Memorial Centre.

The sequence of the event:

  • Arrival: 6:30 PM
  • Speakers: 6:45 PM until 7:30 PM
  • Networking, refreshments and desserts: 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM.

We welcome all to join us for an evening of storytelling and networking. Register today!


February 23, 2023
18:30 - 21:00
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Beechwood Cemetery
(613) 741-9530
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Beechwood National Memorial Centre
280 Beechwood Ave.
Vanier, Ontario K1L 8A6 Canada
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