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Monday, February 01, 2016
Celebrating Black History Month at the Halton Catholic Board!

On February 23, 2016, secondary students across the Halton Catholic District School Board will take part in a system-wide celebration as they gather to recognize Black History Awareness Day at Bishop P.F. Reding Catholic Secondary School in Milton. On this day, the Student Senate will lead the 2nd Annual Black History Month Celebration, titled: Walk a Mile in My Shoes.

The day will feature a special viewing of the documentary film, A Class Divided, a keynote presentation by Coco LaRain, as well as Spoken Word and Ballet Creole performances.

A number of events are planned across Halton and in our schools for Black History Month, including All About the Blues musical performance by Whiteley and Braithwaite, sponsored by the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton (CCAH) on February 24th,  at Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School. A Harriet Tubman play will also take place at Holy Rosary (Burlington) Catholic Elementary School ​during the month of March.

Quick Facts:

  • Each year in February, students and staff throughout the Halton Catholic District School Board participate in Black History Month festivities, activities, and learning opportunities that honour and pay tribute to Black Canadians.
  • Hosting a system-wide Black History Awareness Day was first envisioned by Chloe Kemeni, a Grade 12 student at Bishop P.F. Reding Catholic Secondary School, and one of three Student Trustees who serve the interests of students on the Halton Catholic District School Board.

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The Halton Catholic District School Board is a model learning community, widely recognized as distinctively Catholic. A provincial leader in student achievement, HCDSB provides exceptional educational experiences and services to over 34,000 students of all ages. God’s call to love and to serve is nurtured across our 45 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools, and 3 continuing education facilities, serving the communities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville. With a focus on Achieving, Believing, and Belonging, we provide our students and staff with the tools for realizing their fullest potential, while also instilling a life-long commitment to the community.

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Media Contact:
Amanda Bartucci
Communications Officer
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, ext. 246
Alternate Media Contact:
Andrea Swinden
Administrator, Strategic Communications
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, ext. 159

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