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Check out WIBCA’s highlights during the month of February (end of January) for Black History Month 2020.

  1. January 29th 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) attends the opening of the 29th edition of Black History Month here in Montreal.
Right: Joan Lee (WIBCA Treasurer and Scholarship Coordinator) Left: Michael Farkas (President of the Black History Month round table)

2. February 8th 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) attended a Black History Month celebration hosted by Overture With The Arts (OWTA).

3. February 10th 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) was recognized in the House of Commons by MP Francis Scarpaleggia for our community work in the West Island.
Click the link below to playback.

https://business.facebook.com/watch/?v=2512913252316183

4. February 11th 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) was featured on CBC Radio ‘Let’s GO’ hosted by Sabrina Marandola on 88.5FM to speak on being named in the House of Commons, our community initiatives as well as our Annual BHM networking event. Click the link below to playback.

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-383-lets-go/clip/15760523-west-island-woman-honoured-for-her-work-in-the-black-community?fbclid=IwAR2KfJ7IJ5_V0DoOa78WjeQn6Kq9eTAo5k7Zr4ub58lfQZ68hGaXXikJvLQ

5. February 11th 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) took part at the Black Heritage Day @ PK Suban Atrium (Montreal Children’s Hospital).

6. February 22nd 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) Chairperson is featured on Montreal’s CTV News speaking on our Black History Month event One’s PASSION, one’s VISION, their STORIES…
Click the link below to playback.

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/mobile/black-history-month-wraps-up-with-event-showcasing-visionaries-and-professionals-1.4823855?fbclid=IwAR2yrum-XhrQtLXmLTCrPxv-hs9fY4nZ6uuQLvjktTWj94KdNsYjvh6Vty0

7. February 24th 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) Executives heads out to their annual road trip to Ottawa @ the National Art Gallery in celebration of Black History Month. Theme for this year was “CANADIANS OF AFRICAN DESCENT: GOING FORWARD, GUIDED BY THE PAST”

Left: Joan Lee (WIBCA Treasurer & Scholarship Coordinator) Right: Kemba Mitchell (WIBCA Chairperson).

8. February 25th 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) is featured in the Montreal Gazette, article written by journalist Kathryn Greenway highlighting WIBCA’s Black History Month Networking/Meet & Greet event One’s PASSION, one’s VISION, their STORIES…
Click the link below to read the article.

9. February 26th 2020, The West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) was honored to have been invited by Vanguard School to present what Black History month encompasses with a Q&A period to a group of 12-14 year old students.

Our Chairperson Kemba Mitchell presenting.

10. February 29th 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) hosts our 3rd annual BHM Net working and Meet & Greet placing a spotlight on Black Professionals, Entrepreneurs and/or Business owners.

Thanking Kobe Gibson, Fimo Mitchell, Spark Davidson, Akeem Hoyte-Charles,  Sandra Fénelon,  Emmanuel Ayo, and Brian Doc Holidae for being our guest panelists at our Black History Month segment for our youth.

Thanking Ian ‘Wizzy Moonchaser’ Thomas, Akeem Hoyte-Charles, Jessica Frederique, Anthony, Akil, Heidi Emilus, Joanne James, Sabrina Carrington, and Madwa-Nika Phanord-Cadet for being our guest panelists and Tracy Paul for being our moderator at our Black History Month event.

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