Join us for a Celebration of Black History Month

The Regional Municipality of Durham, in partnership with Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS), City of Pickering, Municipality of Clarington, Canadian Jamaican Club of Oshawa, The Power to Be International, Congress of Black Women - Oshawa/Whitby and DurhamOne will be hosting an in-person event to celebrate Black History Month.

This event, “Together We Rise Durham: Excellence Through the Arts,” is being held on Thursday, February 2, 2023 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa. The evening will showcase Black excellence through the arts displaying talent from local artists, engaging the community in discussion and celebrating Canada’s Black communities.

Cameron Bailey, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Head and Artistic Director of The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will be providing a key-note address. Cameron is responsible for TIFF's programming and curatorial vision, as well as maintaining relationships with the Canadian and international film industries.

This family-friendly event is open to the public; you can register at

Registration is not required. All are welcome.

Members of the media are invited to attend the event.

Media contact: Amanda Hobin


When:            Thursday, February 2, 2023


Where:          The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

72 Queen St, Oshawa 


Time:             6:00 – 8:00 p.m.




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