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Newmarket marks Black History Month with Still I Rise event

The Town of Newmarket collaborated with the Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association (NACCA) to host a Black History event at the Old Town Hall yesterday, featuring portrait design for children, interactive drumming, a steel band, spoken word, performing arts and community speakers. The theme of this year's Black History Month in Newmarket is Still I Rise: Celebrating Stories of Strength, Courage and Innovation


“Black History Month is a time to explore and pay tribute to the rich and diverse history and culture of Black Canadians,” says Mayor John Taylor. “I hope residents and visitors take the opportunity to visit the exhibits and participate in the month-long events happening in town.”
which is a “proclamation that African Canadians continue to contribute vibrantly to Canadian culture, heritage and identity.”

 This consists of a gallery open house from 1 to 4 p.m. with refreshments provided. Engage with speakers sharing personal stories of resilience, resistance and making new. This event also features p This event is suitable for all ages and admission is free. This event has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.