GBHS Upcoming Events 

Wednesday January 24, 2018 – Lantern Ale Re-Ignited – Black History Month Kick-Off! @ Royal City Brewing Company, 199 Victoria Road South, Guelph

  • Step out, listen to the music of DJ Rashid and enjoy some food with a drink of Lantern Ale, a brew in honour of Black History Month.
  • Featuring the launch of the 2018 Black History Month calendar.
  • Event is from 7pm to 9pm
  • Free admission. Donations welcome


Saturday February 3, 2018 – Viola Desmond Tribute @ Heritage Hall, 83 Essex Street

  • Black rights activist Viola Desmond, who was jailed for defiantly sitting in the “whites only” section of a Nova Scotia film house, will be the first Canadian woman to be featured on the country’s $10 bill
  • Flex We Talent Theatre company will present “The Viola Desmond Story”
  • Musical performance by artist, producer and impresario Andrew Craig will follow the presentation of the “The Viola Desmond Story”
  • Jerry Prager will present “Before the Roof was Raised: The Life and Death of Reverend Junius B. Roberts”
  • Doors open at 6:30 pm, event starts at 7:00 pm
  • $20 per person – includes one (1) drink ticket.

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Sunday February 11, 2018 – GBHS, Silence and Hope House present Why We Can’t Wait – A Celebration of Jazz & Blues @ Life Centre, 50 Quebec Street

  • Featuring Joni NehRita + documentary ‘The Hot 8’ by Noisemakers
  • Doors open at 6:30 pm, event starts at 7:00 pm
  • Tickets $17 in advance, $20 at the door.


Saturday February 17, 2018 – Guelph Spoken Word Poetry Slam @ The eBar, 41 Quebec St.

  • Featuring Up Front From The Roots Dwayne Morgan & Paulina Reid
  • Doors open & sign-up 7:30pm, show starts at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets $10 or PWYC.  All ages.


Friday February 23, 2018 – Fourth Friday @ Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph

  • Featuring Brent Rowan’s  Youth Jazz Ensemble
  • Performance starts at 7:00 pm


Saturday February 24, 2018 – Family Drumming Workshop with Funga Drummers @ Heritage Hall, 83 Essex Street

  • Doors open at 1:30 pm, workshop starts at 2:00 pm
  • Tickets $10 per person / $35 for a group of four  (4)
  • Limited seating


Saturday February 25, 2018 Black History Month Celebration @ Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Road, Kitchener

  • Gerima Harvey Fletcher and Jeffrey Cummins will lead a family drumming workshop.
  • Learn about the Underground Railroad Quilt Codes
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


*Schedule subject to change


If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the GBHS via email at: or via telephone at (519) 837-2519