Every year, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of black Canadians, past and present. This year, Black History Month will recognize the bicentennial anniversary of the War of 1812 and the contributions of black soldiers in the fight for Canada.http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/multiculturalism/black/index.asp
The 16th Annual OBHS Kick-Off Brunch since the official recognition by the Province of Ontario designating the month of February as Black History Month was held by the Ontario Black History Society. This opening celebration launches Black History Month where the OBHS offers several presentations, speaking engagements and Black history exhibits. The OBHS Kick-Off Brunch hosts approximately 700 persons and has included Federal and Provincial Government Officials, Chief of Police, City Mayors, Business Executives, the Diplomatic Core and Youth.