The Grande Prairie Intercultural Association (GPIA) and the Grande Prairie Public Library (GPPL), along with many wonderful partners, are pleased to announce the upcoming 2024 intercultural celebrations in honour of Black History Month in the city of Grand Prairie!

Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History Month events and festivities that honour the legacy of Black people in Canada and their communities. This is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Black communities to the cultural landscape of Canada,

Throughout the month of February, there will be four separate events, culminating in a Gala on Saturday, March 2nd. Cecilia N. Mzvondiwa, a local immigration lawyer and author of the book Beyond Tokenism: Embrace a Sense of Belonging and Stand Out as an Inclusive Leader, will be the Gala’s keynote speaker.

Residents of Grande Prairie are invited to join us on Saturday, February 3rd from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a historic kickoff celebration featuring honoured special guest Mayor Jackie Clayton, who will be delivering a Black History Month proclamation in the city of Grande Prairie. The proclamation will begin with an Elder’s blessing from the Grande Prairie Friendship Center. Fun and games, refreshments, and stories will follow as Black History Month celebrations kick off. 

We also welcome residents of Grande Prairie to submit stories, achievements, and contributions in celebration of our diverse community. Visit GPPL’s website to stay up to date on upcoming events throughout the month of February.

Information provided by the Grande Prairie Public Library

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