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Dates: January 28, 2023 to February 20, 2023

Time: 10:00 - 22:30

Admission: Free: CAD 0.00

Black History Month Celebration

We invite all Canadians to learn more about these heroes, and how they continue to help shape the story of Canada.

January 28, 2023,

Design Thinking


Supported by the Public Health Agency of Canada (inc.), we are engaging Persons of African Descent in BC to understand the impact of the current pandemic response on the community and to develop an advisory crisis management plan that can be adopted during future widespread emergencies. It is our hope that as we utilize the iterative stages of design thinking, we develop innovative solutions that address future crises in ways that build a stronger, more resilient, and connected community.

Black History Month Launch

7 pm - 11:30 pm

Sit down to hot and spicy African food at our invite-only dinner to mark the start of Black History Month followed by a dance party.

To request invitations: https://forms.gle/2HaiC4XDkEsG8TnY6

February 1, 2023,

Black Author Boxes

A mobile library featuring authors of African descent traveling through local elementary schools in Victoria. Interested elementary schools/educators: https://forms.gle/7yLZ1zDRZM2eT33P6

February 11, 2023,

753 View Street

Victoria, BC, V8W 1J9

Black-in-BC Symposium

A progress report on the Black-in-BC Action Plan Report forwarded to the Government of BC at the end of the Black-in-BC convener project in February 2022


February 17 - 19, 2023

ISSAMBA Showcase

7:30 pm (Show starts at 8 pm)

Internationally acclaimed artist, Mamadou Diabate with Percussion Mania and Montreal-based artist Naxx Bitota will take us on the musical experience of a lifetime - ISSAMBA showcase: a Journey through the depths of African-rooted Rhythms in Victoria, Nanaimo, and Vancouver.

Feb 17th - Concert Victoria

Early Bird Ticket for only $25 Get yours here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/478341380947

February 18th - Concert Nanaimo https://www.porttheatre.com/events/issamba-showcase/

February 19th - Concert Vancouver

Early Bird Ticket for only $25 Get yours here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/478341380947

February 20, 2023

Family Day Camp with Mamadou

1:00 pm

From beginner level to advanced, Mamadou teaches African percussion while immersing families in the sights, sounds and tastes of African Culture.


Celebrate Black History Month by volunteering with us: https://forms.gle/zMNK2mbtib2cc42g6

Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/1501873-0?pid=6432

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