Black History Month is a time for Canadians to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse,  compassionate and prosperous nation it is today.  

Throughout the month of  February, Holy Name  will be participating in Black History Month activities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.  It will be an opportunity to recognize a number of school and board wide learning experiences that have been planned for the month.   

The month’s activities and events will begin this Friday, February 5th  for  we will come together as a community, virtually, for  a Prayer Service  in celebration of Black History month and the theme is “The Future is Now”.

Among the various events,  we are thankful to the students of the Afro-Caribbean Culture Club at St. Brother Andre CHS for hosting the Reading Rainbow Assembly. Classes  are welcomed to  join live streamed readings of books written by Black authors.

Tuesday, February 16

Primary Division, 9:30am

Junior Division, 10:30am

Intermediate Division, 1:15pm

As well, we look forward to guest speaker and  presenter, Nadine Williams to Holy Name.  Nadine Williams is a poet, author, speaker and arts educator.  Through song and storytelling, Nadine’s presentation focuses on the theme of  nurturing hope through allyship, and the theme of resiliency, fairness and boosting mental well-being.

Thursday, February 18

Kindergarten-Gr. 3, 9:30am

Junior-Intermediates, 10:45am

Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our own  students in York Catholic  who have and who are making a positive impact in our schools and communities.