canadiary Vancouver

Diary of Events and Happenings in Vancouver, BC.

Black History Month

February is Black History Month Black History Month: Official Launch Type: Community Free Join Mayor Gregor Robertson and Park Board Commissioner Constance Barnes, along with Vancouver city council, for the official launch of Black History Month featuring speeches, cultural performances and a light catered reception. More details Date and time February 1 2013, 11:00 a.m. to noon Add to my calendar Location Vancouver City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 453 W 12th Avenue Vancouver Contact Vancouver city council Mayor Robertson will present a proclamation honouring the life and work of Jeni LeGon. Readings from The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry. Canada Post will unveil the 2013 Black History Month stamps, which feature Joe Fortes, Vancouver's first lifeguard. Everyone is welcome. About Jeni LeGon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeni_Le_Gon The Great Black North: Contemporary Aftican Canadian Poetry: http://blackcanadianpoetry.com/aboutus Canada Post 2013 Black History Month stamps: http://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/personal/collecting/stamps/2013/2013_feb_jones_fortes.jsf. Event Details. Location: 453 W 12th Avenue