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Annual Emancipation Day Celebration “Freeing Our Ancestors”

August 1 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS) is hosting their annual Emancipation Day celebration on Monday August 1, 2022.  The GBHS celebrates Emancipation Day to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people of African descent.  In 2008, Ontario officially declared August 1st Emancipation Day in the province.  In 2021, the Government of Canada voted unanimously to designate August 1st as Emancipation Day across Canada.  


The Emancipation Day “Freeing our Ancestors” event will be held at the Heritage Hall at 83 Essex Street, Guelph and begin at 3pm and go to approximately 6pm.  Suggested donation of $10 per person.

Come celebrate with us and enjoy music, spoken word, dance and cultural foods.  Activities will also include the Pan-African flag raising, “Freeing our Ancestors’ ceremony and blessing.   


August 1
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Heritage Hall
83 Essex St.
Guelph, N1H 3K9 Canada
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