Tuesday marked the beginning of Black History Month.

Fort St. John will be participating in the celebration, as a number of events are scheduled to take place at the North Peace Cultural Centre throughout the month.

The festivities kicked off Tuesday night at the Cultural Centre, with a live performance by Memeza Africa. The event was put on by the Pan African Caribbean Society, which included music and dancing from the acclaimed South African group.

Saturday Feb. 5, marks the next event around town and will once again be held at the Cultural Centre. The event will feature a live performance by American Blues singer, Guy Davis.

Tickets for the event can be purchased through the Cultural Centre or online by visiting here.

Feb. 21 will be a monumental day in Fort St. John. The City will host special guest, baseball Hall of Famer, Ferguson Jenkins. Jenkins is touring Canada, showcasing a new stamp Canada Post has created in honor of his accomplishments on and off the field.

Jenkins will also be appearing at the Cultural Centre. His visit will include a presentation and unveiling of the new stamp. He will also be available to sign autographs. Residents can drop by the Centre between 4 and 7 p.m. The event is free to attend.

The final celebration will take place on Feb. 26 and will include a dinner, dance and silent auction. It will once again be held at the NPCC and tickets are $25 per person, which can be purchased at the NPCC ticket office.

Volunteers are needed for planning the event, preparing the menu, food, and decorating. Door prizes and silent auction contributions are also needed and anyone willing to contribute should contact Joan at 250-787-7663 or Lorelei at 250-787-1704 or 250-263-1323.