St Mary Magdalene Church (Chelsea) and the Church of the Good Shepherd (Wakefield) will celebrate Black History Month  with a meal of an Ethiopian take-out dish from the Blue Nile Restaurant (Ottawa)t while listening to Rev. Canon George Kwari tell us his story about being from Africa and coming to Canada.  Rev. Kwari is the Incumbent priest at St Stephen’s Anglican Church in Ottawa and is originally from Zimbabwe.

Given the COVID public health restrictions, the celebration will take place:   on Zoom·    at    6:30 p.m. on ·        Sunday, February 27, 2022.

You can choose a take-out meal described below and pick up the meal either in Chelsea at St Mary Magdalene Church or in Wakefield at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 27, 2022.

You will have a choice of the Blue Nile Combination Platter ($21.00)) or the Vegetarian Combination Platter ($18.50). Both prices include taxes and gratuities.

The Blue Nile Combination Platter consists of:

Doro Wot ( a chicken dish in a berbere sauce with a hard-boiled egg), Alicha Wot (a beef stew ) Michet wot ( minced meat with berbere sauce ), Yater Kik (  split pea stew), Yemisir wot (spiced red lentils), Cabbage and Green Lentils.

The Vegetarian Platter consists of:

Yemisir wot (spiced red lentils, Fosolia (green beans) , Atakilt (cabbage and potatoes) , Shuro Wot (chick pea stew) and House Salad.

Both combinations are served with injera, a flatbread made of teff flour.

To order your Blue Nile Restaurant meal, please, send an email to  Jake Blair at  and 1) indicate your meal choice, 2) arrange with  Jake to either pay by e-transfer or make an alternate payment arrangement, and 3) indicate whether you would like to pick up your meal in Chelsea or in Wakefield. 

 Please do all this by February 20, 2022.

You can telephone Jake at (819) 827-2462 if you need to.

If you would prefer not to order a meal, you are still welcome to join us on Zoom.

The Zoom invitation will be sent at a later date.