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February is Black History Month. While we celebrate Black History year round, February is a time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate, and prosperous nation it is today.
The commemoration of Black History Month dates back to 1926, when Harvard-educated African American historian Carter G. Woodson proposed setting aside a time devoted to honor the accomplishments of African Americans and to heighten the awareness of Black history in the United States.
Celebrations of Black History began in Canada shortly thereafter. During the 1970s, the week became known as Black History Week. It was expanded to Black History Month in 1976.
In December 1995, the House of Commons officially recognized February as Black History Month in Canada following a motion introduced by the first Black Canadian woman elected to Parliament, the Honorable Jean Augustine. The motion was carried unanimously.
Here at Eastglen, we are going to have a daily “Black History Highlight” -- which you are listening to right now! There are also a variety of displays you should check out in the library anytime this month! We are going to culminate with our next event hosted by the Eastglen Culture Club -- a Cultural Talent Show in March!
To learn more about Black History Month, please check the following website: Black History Month 2020
We look forward to celebrating this month with you, and Black History throughout the year.
Please find attached our Eastglen Week At A Glance for this upcoming week. This is just a reminder that we have Family Day next Monday and our next Professional Development Day the following Tuesday. There will be no classes on either of those two days.
Enjoy your week! Let's hope the weather holds out and stays nice!
Thanks! ~Mr. Fox
The Sarah McLachlan School of Music is a free weekly after-school music program for Jr High and High School students.
To learn more about the Sarah McLachlan School, please check the following link: Sarah McLachlan School
Eastglen is pleased to be hosting its annual high school basketball tournament called the Blue Devil Classic. The tournament starts on Thursday, February 6th and ends on Saturday, February 8th. We have teams playing from various places in our province. Both our Senior Women’s Team and our Senior Men’s Team will be playing in this tournament. Go Blue Devils!