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Monday, January 27, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HCDSB Recognizes Black History Month
 



​​​​Each year, students and staff across the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) are invited to participate in Black History Month, to honour and pay tribute to Black Canadians, both past and present.

For 2020, the theme of the Government of Canada’s Black History Month campaign is: Canadians of African Descent: Going forward, guided by the past. 

A number of events and learning opportunities are planned across Halton and in our schools, including a kick-off celebration at Oakville Town Hall, presented by the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton​, and the Town of Oakville, in partnership with HCDSB and various community partners.  

Special thanks goes out to community partners the Burlington Caribbean Connection, the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton​ and the Oakville Community Foundation​ for their support of these school and system events!

Scheduled Events Across HCDSB:



Black History Month Event
Event ​​Details


 
Canadian Black History Month Launch 
with Rhoma Spencer, Winston LaRose & Community Partners
February 6, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
Oakville Town Hall​

New Year, New Me: Building a Moral Character
​Presentation by Jam Gamble

All About the Blues Show
Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley

Presentation by Donovan Bennett from  Sportsnet

January 28, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School​


February 7, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
St. Ignatius of Loyola

February 28, 2020
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School

Steel Pan Performances
Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton

January 30, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.
Our Lady of Peace Catholic Elementary School

January 30, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
St. Luke Catholic Elementary School

February 4, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Holy Family Catholic Elementary School

February 6, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Elementary School

February 5, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.
St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary School

February 20, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.
St. Mary Catholic Elementary School

February 20, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
St. Marguerite d'Youville Catholic Elementary School

Benkade 
Performance by Ballet Creole


February 18, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Lumen Christi Catholic Elementary School​


You, Me, Us
Performance by Inspiration Republic
​​February 7, 2020
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Elementary School

February 7, 2020
St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School

February 19, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School


Countries of Africa & Caribbean Food Fest


Black History Presentation for Students



Jeff A.D. Martin
Presentation

Njacko Backo
Musical Performance & Storytelling






Caribbean Cooking Session
Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton




'Legacy' Elementary Basketball Tournament
February 18, 2020
Bishop Reding Catholic Secondary School

February 19, 2020
Bishop Reding Catholic Secondary School


February 19, 2020 at 9:45 a.m.
Christ the King Catholic Secondary School

​February 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School




February 24, 2020
St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School

February 25, 2020
Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School


February 25, 2020 Boys Tournament
February 27, 2020 Girls Tournament
Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School
Britta B.
Spoken Word Poetry Performance​

February 27, 2020 
Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School


“Black Canadian Youth: Boundless, Rooted, and Proud” Presentation

Guest Speaker Kathleen Newman-Bregman
HCDSB Alumni, former producer on CTV's The Social, freelance writer - Refinery 29


Black History Evening for Students & Community

February 28, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School​





February 28, 2020
Bishop Reding Catholic Secondary School
    

To learn more about the events planned in the Region of Halton, please visit the CCAH website here: http://www.ccah.ca.

*PLEASE NOTE: Members of the media interested in attending the fundraising event are asked to make prior arrangements through the Board's media contacts. ​

Quick Facts:

  • In December 1995, the House of Commons officially recognized February as Black History Month in Canada;
  • In February 2008, Senator Donald Oliver, the first Black man appointed to the Senate, introduced the motion to recognize contributions of Black Canadians and February as Black History Month.

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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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