Black History Month reminds us of the rich contributions within our society from people of African and Caribbean decent, and of their ongoing struggle for equity and social justice. Every February, Canadians can participate in festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.

Activities, events and presentations

Pan-African Flag Raising Ceremony

Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 9 a.m., Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie Street, Sharon

Join us for a flag raising ceremony in honour of Black History Month on Thursday, February 1 at 9 a.m. at the Community flagpole located outside of the Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie Street, Sharon. The ceremony will be livestreamed on the Town's Facebook Channel.

Author Visit: Sheila White

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 7 p.m., Civic Centre

Join the East Gwillimbury Friends of the Library for an Author Event, with Sheila White, author of her biographical novel, The letters: Postmark Prejudice in Black and White. Event details and tickets prices are available here

York Cinemania: When Morning Comes 

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 7 p.m., SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas and XSCAPE Entertainment Centre
18195 Yonge Street, East Gwillimbury

A film about a young boy who struggles when his widowed mother decides to relocate the family from Jamaica to Canada. Ticket prices and information are available here.  

Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association (NACCA)

Throughout the month of February, the NACCA is hosting various community events to gather, learn and celebrate Black History Month. Events taking place include a flag raising, Black History Month Reception, Art Exhibition and Ujamaa Marketplace, Fall Illumination, film screening and more. Visit Nacca's website for details.