Tag: black history month

  • Toronto Black History Month Creative Writing Contest for Ages 11 – 17: Submit Entries by Feb.16, 2016

    To recognize Black History Month, Mayor John Tory is introducing the Mayor’s Black History Month Creative Writing Contest, which is designed for youth to engage on the topic of Black history and the achievements and contributions made by the community in Toronto. Submissions must be postmarked or received via online submission on or before Tuesday, […]

  • You’re Invited: More Celebratory Events for Black History Month February 2012

    This is an update to my previous blog You’re Invited: Celebratory Events of Canadian Black History Month February 2012. Please add the following events to your itinerary of celebratory events of Canadian Black History Month in Toronto, Ontario, Canada: “Dr. Jay and the Kuumba Festival combined the pulsating rhythm of the Caribbean with a national […]

  • You’re Invited: Celebratory Events of Canadian Black History Month February 2012

    This year, Canada’s theme for Black History Month is the bicentennial anniversary of the War of 1812 and the contributions of black soldiers in the fight for Canada. Here is a 60-second video promoting key historical figures and moments from the Canadian black community: Did you know that in February 2008, Senator Donald Oliver (b […]

  • Highlight Videos of the First Two Days of Kuumba Festival

    HD Cameraman and Webcaster Peter Mykusz of  tributevideo.com kindly shares with us his highlight videos of the first two days of the Kuumba Festival at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Kuumba Festival was mostly a free event in February to celebrate Black History Month. Enjoy Peter’s two fantastic videos and recounts of the first two […]

  • Celebrating Black History Month in Manitoba, Canada

    News Release January 28, 2011 MARCELINO WELCOMES FEBRUARY AS BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN MANITOBA Culture, Heritage and Tourism Minister Flor Marcelino today encouraged Manitobans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Black History Month in the province by remembering the progress, richness and diversity of the achievements and contributions of people of African descent in Manitoba […]

  • Toronto Will Celebrate Black History Month in February

    photo credit: hepingting News Release January 26, 2011 February is Black History Month in Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will proclaim February as Black History Month, a celebration of the history, heritage and contributions of African-Canadians. “Our diverse Black community is such a vibrant part of what makes Toronto a great city, and Black history is […]

  • 34 Free Festive Events Celebrating Black History Month at Harbourfront Centre: Kuumba

    Please mark your calendars for two very exciting, jam-packed weekends – February 5-6, 2011 (Program 1) and February 12-13, 2011 (Program 2) –  commemorating black history, arts and cultural events. “Harbourfront Centre honours the act of bearing witness to the African Diaspora with the celebration of Kuumba presented by TD, which includes Africa, the Caribbean, […]