Black History Celebration set for next week


Photo: Clifford Inigmba announces the celebrations set for next week’s Black History event, at the Northern Lights College on Friday – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

 

By Christine Rumleskie

 

 

The Pan African Caribbean Association of Fort St. John is gearing up for its first major Black History celebration.

At a media conference on Friday, Spokesperson Clifford Inimgba outlined the events set for the 25th to 27th.

On Thursday, a soccer game will kick things off at the North Peace Secondary School’s gym from 5:00p.m. until 6:30p.m.

Then on Friday, there will be a presentation on the how African immigrants initially arrived in Northeast B.C. That discussion will be held at the Northern Lights College from 6:00p.m. until 9:00p.m.

Finally on Saturday, there will be an African-Caribbean Dinner and Dance at the North Peace Cultural Centre, with a special keynote speaker.

Inimgba says there was a smaller-scale celebration held last year, but it wasn’t well attended. He says he hopes the estimated $12,000 celebration will attract new faces to the event.

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The city has granted $2,000 towards the celebration, and the Quality Inn/Northern Grand Hotel has contributed as well.

While Inimgba didn’t say where the funding is at right now, he says donations are still needed.

For more information on the event, call Donald at 250-787-0279.

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