Monday, February 1, 2021 – Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present. This year, regional celebrations are taking place virtually – hosted by the Issamba Centre.
Mayor Maja Tait is speaking at this year’s virtual celebration, highlighting Sooke as a Compassionate City. “As a Compassionate City, it is our practice to promote understanding and acceptance as a haven of peace, wellbeing and caring for each other. As a Compassionate City, we respect differing views, exploring commonalities, and building friendships,” shares Tait.
The District of Sooke recognizes the United Nations’ declaration for the People of African Descent and proudly joins communities across Canada in marking Black History Month.
Tait highlights the opportunity available for Sooke residents through the work of the Issamba Centre, “as a time for listening and learning, we can recognize, celebrate, and connect through this year’s virtual festivities to hear stories and to experience the richness of music and art of African culture that the Issamba Centre is sharing.”
To learn more about the Issamba Centre, their work and to share in the virtual festivities, visit their website at issambacentre.ca.
- United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024
- Government of Canada Video – Proud of our History – Black History Month
Christina Moog, Communications Coordinator
District of Sooke
Tel: 250.642.1634, ext. 678