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Black History Month

During Black History month Canadians celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who throughout history have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse nation it is today.

People of African descent have been a part of shaping Canada’s heritage and identity since the arrival of Mathieu Da Costa, who is the first known Black person to travel to Canada in the 1600s.

Black History month allows us to focus on uncovering the entire picture of the presence of African-descended people.  As we get to know the history, we are amazed of the ability to survive and the many achievements.

There have been many giant steps, including

In the past, St. Peter and St Simon’s would mark Black History Month through a poster presentation in our parish hall.  This year, we’re online instead.

Put the Presentation into full-screen mode by clicking on the double-sided arrow in the top right-hand corner of the images.