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On January 23, the highly acclaimed and award winning “Supergroup”, the African Guitar Summit, will take the stage at the North Peace Cultural Centre. The event will also feature a pre-show drumming performance by Fort St. John’s Pan African Group. As well, Visions of Change, a group of 38 North Peace Secondary High School students will be on hand to discuss their spring trip to Ghana and the work they will be doing in two orphanages while there.

The show will begin at 7:30 p.m., with the box office, café and bar opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Cultural Centre, online, or by phone at 250-785-1992. Tickets cost $40.00 for an adult, $35.00 for seniors and youth, and $25 for 12 and under. Special group discounts are also available by calling the Cultural Centre.

On February 18 from 6-8 p.m., Whole Wheat & Honey Cafe will play host to a social, with the screening of a short Nigerian film, games, music and refreshments, including Caribbean food. Those in attendance are encouraged to wear tropical shirts to this free and open to the public event.

On February 25, the month’s annual dinner will be held at the Cultural Centre at 6 p.m. Caribbean and African cuisine will be served, and guests will enjoy a fashion show of clothing brought from the Caribbean and Africa, with music to follow. Tickets will be available at the Cultural Centre.

Art will be on display at all events, as well as postcards from the Caribbean.

The theme of this year’s Black History Month is “Successful Women, Past and Present”. Last year was the first ever celebration held in Fort St. John.

Organizer Lorelei McKenzie believes the event is important, as lots of the community don’t know about their history. She says it “helps everyone to never lose their culture and celebrate with the community,” and more importantly, have fun.

Stay tuned to energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com for more information on upcoming Black History Month events.

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