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January 29, 2024

Black History Month kicks off in South Grey

Black History Month Opening Ceremony 2024

BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF — Throughout the month of February, JunCtian Community Initiatives (JCI) will be working with organizations to promote education and awareness regarding Black History Month. Participants include the Southgate Ruth Hargrave Memorial Public Library, Grey Highlands Peace Committee, Grey Highlands Public Library, Grey County Black Heritage Society, Bluewater District School Board, Kevin Land of Speaking Volumes Books & Audio, Bruce Grey Child & Family Services, Grey Bruce Settlement & Language Services and the Southeast Grey Community Health Centre.

The month of events is kicked off Thursday, February 1 at 5 pm, with an Opening Ceremony at the Dundalk United Church. An African/Caribbean supper will be served at 6 pm with musical performances and door prizes. The evening will be co-hosted by singer/songwriter DD Watson and Real Estate Broker Doneika Parchment. RSVP required.

The month continues with many other great events designed to teach and inspire:

February 5, 11:45 am: Flag Raising Ceremony at Grey Highlands Secondary School in Flesherton.

February 8, 3:30 - 5 pm: Teen Board Games and Tasty Jamaican Food at Southgate Ruth Hargrave Memorial Public Library in Dundalk. Ages 12-18.

February 10, 12 - 2 pm: Black Authors in Conversation at Southgate Ruth Hargrave Memorial Public Library in Dundalk.

February 19, 1 - 5 pm: Family Tour, Fashion Show and Speakers Corner at Grey Roots Museum and Archives.

February 24, 6 - 9 pm: Dufferin County Canadian Black Association (DCCBA) at Grace Tipling Hall in Shelburne.

March 2, 2 - 5 pm: Black History Month Closing Ceremony at Dundalk United Church in Dundalk.

JCI is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering the community by delivering positive services and social programs. Since 2020, JCI has expanded their programs and services throughout the South Grey area with outreach through the local schools, libraries and other events that encourage collaboration and social interaction in our quickly growing and diverse community.

For more information on these or any other JCI services and events, contact or call 519-574-8039.


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