Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

February 11, 2011 14:00 ET

Government of Canada Supports 2011 Black History Month Celebration in Oakville, Ontario

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 11, 2011) - Terrence Young, Member of Parliament for Oakville, today announced support for Black History Month celebrations taking place throughout Oakville, Ontario.

"Festivals such as this one are a great opportunity for Oakville's multicultural community to showcase their diverse background," said MP Young on behalf of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney.

The Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton is receiving $5,575 for the event under Citizenship and Immigration Canada's Inter-Action program.

"Our government is proud to deliver funding to bring together people from various cultural backgrounds to celebrate our shared values, history and institutions," added MP Young. 

The festival will take place from February 3rd to 28 at various locations in Oakville and is open to the public. Activities will include concerts, storytelling, and an educational workshop. In addition, two exhibits will take place at the same time as the celebration: an exhibit on the Underground Railroad at the Oakville Museum and an exhibition of African-Canadian artists at the Oakville Town Hall. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

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  • Celyeste Power
    Minister's Office
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    or
    Media Relations
    Communications Branch
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    613-952-1650
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