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26th Annual Rev. John C. Holland Awards

The 26th Annual Reverend John C. Holland Awards will take place on June 18, 2022 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.

The awards were established by the Hamilton Black History Council in 1996 to recognize the significant contributions of African Canadians who continue to work diligently in the spirit of John Holland to enrich our society. This year’s theme, UMOJA: Connect, Empower and Unify, celebrates the achievements of Hamilton’s Black youth and community members.

While the awards event will be hosted online and open to the general community, this year’s nominees will experience an in-person reception at Liuna Station.

Tickets to the online awards event are $25 and can be purchased at

26th Annual Rev. John C. Holland Awards