Black History Month: Celebrating Diversity, Creating History

What does Black History Month mean to you?

Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History Month events and festivities that honour the legacy of Black people in Canada and their communities. This is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Black communities to the cultural landscape of Canada, and our city. Through education, awareness, and celebration, we strive to create a society that recognizes and appreciates the richness of its diverse population.

In honour of Black History Month, Grande Prairie Public Library would like recognize and celebrate the stories, achievements, and contributions of all Grande Prairie residents. No matter who you are, we all continue to help shape and enrich Canadian history. Whether you are a recent arrival, or have lived in Grande Prairie all of your life, each of us is a vital part of our community. Let’s make history!

Please email your stories to tholm@gppl.ca. Your post will be anonymous unless otherwise specified.

Black History Month Gala

Please join us for a night of celebration as we wrap up Black History Month 2024! This will be a night filled with great food, music, and performances.

We are excited to welcome Cecilia Ntombizodwa Mzvondiwa as our keynote speaker, followed by a panel discussion.

Black tie or traditional clothing is encouraged!

When: Saturday, March 2 @ 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Teresa Sargent Hall (other end of the building)

Register Now!