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Photo: Clifford Inigmba announces the celebrations set for next week’s Black History event, at the Northern Lights College on Friday – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

 

By Christine Rumleskie

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The Pan African Caribbean Association of Fort St. John is gearing up for its first major Black History celebration.

At a media conference on Friday, Spokesperson Clifford Inimgba outlined the events set for the 25th to 27th.

On Thursday, a soccer game will kick things off at the North Peace Secondary School’s gym from 5:00p.m. until 6:30p.m.

Then on Friday, there will be a presentation on the how African immigrants initially arrived in Northeast B.C. That discussion will be held at the Northern Lights College from 6:00p.m. until 9:00p.m.

Finally on Saturday, there will be an African-Caribbean Dinner and Dance at the North Peace Cultural Centre, with a special keynote speaker.

Inimgba says there was a smaller-scale celebration held last year, but it wasn’t well attended. He says he hopes the estimated $12,000 celebration will attract new faces to the event.

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The city has granted $2,000 towards the celebration, and the Quality Inn/Northern Grand Hotel has contributed as well.

While Inimgba didn’t say where the funding is at right now, he says donations are still needed.

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For more information on the event, call Donald at 250-787-0279.

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