Reverend John C. Holland 1882 – 1954
“He started out as a newspaper boy, dreamed of becoming a minister and became the First African Canadian to be named “Citizen of the Year” in any community in Canada. We honour those who continue to work diligently in the spirit of John Holland.”
About the Rev. John C. Holland Awards
Established in 1996, these awards celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the community, with a particular focus on the contributions of African Canadians to the social, economic, and cultural life of our entire city. Each year the Hamilton Black History Committee joins with the wider community to celebrate the achievements of youth and acknowledge the contributions of community members. These awards have become one of the premier events in our community and a valued symbol of achievement.
The 2018 Awards
Let’s celebrate the achievements of our community together
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Liuna Station located at
360 James St. North, Hamilton.
Rev. John C. Holland Awards
2018 Planning Committee
Marlene Thomas – Co-Chair
Kathryn Crooks – Co-Chair
Sajah Stiller- Secretary/ Treasurer