BC Place to light up with special display for Black History Month tonight

Feb 2 2021, 10:54 am

BC Place will light up Vancouver’s skyline on Tuesday to mark a special occasion.

The stadium has announced that it will illuminate with a special display to commemorate and honour Black History Month.

“It’s a time to honour, celebrate, and reflect on the stories, experiences, and accomplishments of Black Canadians here in British Columbia and across the country,” BC Place says on its Twitter.

“Our province has been shaped by the contributions of Black Canadians,” says Premier John Horgan and Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives, Rachna Singh, in a joint statement.

“We also want to acknowledge the leadership so many Black Canadians and Black community organizations have taken in the past, and continue to take, in advocating for social justice and equity for all – especially through this unprecedented and challenging year.”

A number of virtual events are also taking place in BC this month to highlight the contributions and history of Black pioneers. BC Black History Awareness Society (BCBHAS) has partnered with Digital Museums Canada for a virtual museum exhibit. The Ensemble Theatre Company is also presenting Us: A Black Peoples Month Festival curated by Black artists Adrian Neblett and Mariam Barry.

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