HALIFAX -- Good morning! Here is what we have coming up on the show for the first day of February!

In honour of African Heritage Month, we have so many great guests booked for February who are helping us recognize and celebrate African heritage in our region.

To kick things off, Ana Almeida will be live from the Black Cultural Centre in Cherry Brook, N.S. She chats with executive director Russell Grosse who will introduce us to several special guests, including musician and author Owen “O’Sound” Lee, Craig Smith and members of the Africville Genealogy Society.

We also welcome Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard who talks about the importance of ensuring members of the Black community have access to and representation in the Canadian political system. She also champions the need to have African Heritage celebrated all year long not just one month a year.

At 8:15 a.m. we’ll cater to your sweet tooth with a visit from the executive sous chef at the Halifax Convention Centre. He will show you how to prepare a special strawberry trifle dessert as we find out about the fundraising gala Feeling the Love. The annual event includes a dinner, dance and dessert buffet - all in support of Halifax Hospice.

At 8:45 a.m., we’ll tell you about the wide variety of volunteer opportunities available through our partners at St. John Ambulance and how you can get involved. Ana profiles the therapy dog and medical responders’ programs.

We’ll also have all the latest headlines, up-to-date weather forecasts and temperatures plus the news from the world of entertainment and we’ll share the responses to our daily CML Check-In.

Jump start your morning with Amanda Debison, Ana Almeida and Lataevia Beezer.

That’s CTV Morning Live, starting at 7 a.m. AT!