Upcoming events

Upcoming events

Steelpan & Parang Music Program - Winter 2024

The steelpan program is cross-generational which invites both youth and seniors to learn the art of steelpan. Improve concentration and memory while socializing and having fun! Class is ideal for ages 8 years+. Please email info@ccah.ca if you have any questions.


Winter 2024 – $40 for 8 classes 
Sundays from 1:00-2:00 pm OR 2:00-3:00 pm

Jan 14, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 25; March 3, 10
NO CLASSES Feb 18 for Family Day


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Parang is a popular folk music which originated in Trinidad and Tobago and is practiced throughout the Caribbean. Our classes give participants the opportunity to learn to play the ukulele, cuatro, guitar or selection of percussion instruments. Classes are 2 hours for 6 sessions on Sundays. Class times are 1:00-3:00 pm. Class is ideal for ages 15+. Please email info@ccah.ca if you have any questions.


Winter 2024 – $45 for 5 classes 
Sundays from 1:00-3:00 pm 
Jan 14, 28; Feb 11, 25; March 3(back-to-back)


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Sunday, August 27 - Veronica Tyrrell Day

Veronica Tyrrell Day is a day to celebrate the legacy of Veronica Tyrrell who was the dedicated long-time president of the CCAH and an outstanding leader in the Oakville community. This is a family event celebrating cultural diversity in our community. 

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Veronica Tyrrell Park Dedication Aug 27, 2022

We would like to acknowledge the passing of Veronica Tyrrell on October 7, 2018. Veronica was the long-time President of CCAH and was instrumental in expanding the organization’s profile within the community. She was an exemplary community leader and a tireless advocate for diversity and inclusion. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, but her legacy will not be forgotten.  In her honour, His Worship Mayor Rob Burton proclaimed August 27 as Veronica Tyrrell Day in Oakville, the day in 2022 when the Town formally dedicated a park in her name: Veronica Tyrrell Park, 3183 Buttonbush Trail, Oakville

Emancipation Day Celebrations 2023 - Black History Tours, Picnics & More

We are excited to announce that we have a week of celebrations planned for 2023. We are offering our Black History Bike and Walking Tours again,

along with a picnic in Milton, a celebration at the QEPCCC and our Picnic at the Oakville Museum on the Erchless Estate. See Below for details

 Sunday, July 30

Join us for a 1.5-hour guided tour of Bronte Harbour and explore sites related to Oakville’s Black heritage. In partnership with the Oakville Public Library, Visit Oakville and Bronte Historical Society. 


Join us for a 1.0-hour guided tour of Kerr Village and explore sites related to Oakville’s Black heritage. In partnership with the Oakville Public Library, Visit Oakville and Oakville Museum. 


Tuesday, August 1 – Emancipation Day

To celebrate Emancipation Day in Milton, the CCAH is collaborating with African Caribbean Council of Halton and Black Mentorship Inc and Milton Public Library. 

Milton Public Library will host a story walk. There will be African drumming, steelpan performance by LUCKYSTICKZ and family entertainment by Nick Gordon

We will be providing up to 100 free meals and 400 free puff puffs. Thank you to our sponsors: Sheridan and Cogeco.


Celebrate with us in Oakville as we partner with Oakville Chamber of Commerce to provide an Emancipation Day proclamation and officially launch the CCAH Community and Harmony Garden.

Thank you to our sponsors: Sheridan and Cogeco. Thank you to our media sponsor: YourTV

Click here to view the official garden opening on Emancipation day

Saturday, August 5

The CCAH and Oakville Museum will be serving 300 free meals created by Chef Romaine Newell. These free meals are made possible by our sponsors: Town of OakvilleVisit OakvilleSheridanRBC and Cogeco. Our media sponsor is YourTV.  

Picnic at Oakville Museum, Erchless Estate from 1:00-4:00 pm

Meal pick-up at Coach House from 1:00-3:00 pm 

Bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Musical guests include jazz gospel singer John Campbell and family activities by entertainer Nick Gordon. 

This event is free

Past Events and Programs

2023 Past Events

The Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton (CCAH) Youth Leadership Summer Program 2023, in partnership with the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS), provides a learning opportunity for high school students (grades 9-12) while obtaining Community Involvement Hours.

Emancipation Day Celebrations 2023. Emancipation Day 2023 was celebrated with our Milton and Oakville picnic events as well as our emancipation day proclamation and official launch of the CCAH community and harmony garden.

2022 Past Events

2021 Past Events