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Black History Month Contest

9 February / 2016
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It’s the 20th Anniversary of Black History Month!

2016 marks the 20th anniversary since Black History Month was first officially celebrated by the Government of Canada. The month-long celebration was formally recognized following a motion introduced in the House of Commons by the first black Canadian woman elected to Parliament, the Honourable Jean Augustine. Black History month is intended to recognize and remember the ways in which black Canadian’s have played defining roles in Canada’s history.


In honor of Black History Month, we are having a Children’s drawing contest. First prize receives a $25 Indigo gift card. Open to children ages 8-12. Contest guidelines: Choose one notable black Canadian figure who inspires you. Draw a picture of him or her and write 2 or three sentences explaining why you chose this person. Put your name and contact information on the back of your drawing. Drop your entry off at our front desk. All submissions must be in by 5pm on Monday, February 29th. Good Luck!

If you have any questions please contact Aisha at 416-598-3444 ext. 280