Cultural celebrations and reunions are very important
ways traditions are kept alive. Celebrations within the African
Canadian culture help younger members of the community connect
with age-old traditions and history. Religious services are
also an integral part of the celebrations listed below.
Reunions and homecomings are very important celebrations. Getting together helps renew an inner strength and foster a sense
of belonging. Community get-togethers are particularily important
in an era in which families are more distant geographically. Reunions
such as the McDougall St. Neighbourhood Reunion are not only fun
but functional. The community has an opportunity to meet and promote
and share information.