The name “Menelik” was derived from an African Prince. The building was erected in 1936 by members of the black community who either purchased shares or provided their labor and/or materials in exchange for shares in the hall. The purpose of the building is to serve as a community centre for the recreational, entertainment and cultural needs of the community.
The Menelik Hall is a spacious, handicap accessible, non-smoking community facility well equipped for special events. The building continues to be utilized for all age groups. It also remains a focal point of our community in which special occasions are held, such as;
- After School Programs
- Birthday Parties
- Children’s Events
- Community Dances
- Cultural Events
- Wedding Receptions and more
The Menelik Hall has been revitalized over the last number of years, it is a great spirited and cultural community hall that should be utilized to the fullest. The Menelik Hall plays a very significant role in the black community in many areas including cultural awareness. Every effort must be undertaken to ensure this building is preserved and allowed to remain the valuable piece of the community it truly is. For the residents of this community, the Menelik Hall Association is not just a building, it is a part of the people’s lives which must continue to grow and flourish.