Coming together to celebrate Black history & excellence

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Black History Month is a time to celebrate and learn about the important contributions of Black Canadians and their communities – contributions that have helped shape Canada into the culturally diverse, compassionate, and prosperous nation it is today. This year, the Town of Aurora has partnered with Aurora Black Community Association (ABC) to bring residents and the community exciting opportunities throughout February to learn and celebrate Aurora’s Black community and our diverse and rich cultures.

2024 Programming & Event Schedule

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Pan-African Flag Raising Ceremony – February 1, 2024

  • Time: 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Aurora Town Hall Council Chambers

Join the Town of Aurora and ABC on February 1st for the Pan-African flag raising ceremony in commemoration of Black History Month.

Black History Gala – February 3, 2024

  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Northridge Community Church of The Salvation Army, 15338 Leslie St, Aurora

Come and immerse yourself in the beauty of Black culture as we commemorate the achievements and contributions of Black individuals throughout history. From captivating music and dance performances to thought-provoking speeches, the Black History Gala will inspire and uplift you.

Caribbean Fusion - February 17, 2024

  • Time: 3 p.m.
  • Location: Aurora Public Library

Woman dancing and with information text around her saying Black History Month and for all ages.Come dance with us!

Get your Caribbean Fusion on with a performance by the DOAHL Academy. They join us for a dance workshop and learn some of the moves. Whether your vibe is Hip Hop, African or Contemporary, this workshop promises to be a fun all ages event.

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Still I Rise: The resistance work of black mother learners in Toronto - February 21, 2024

  • Time: 12:00 – 2:45pm
  • Location: Online event in partnership with York University

Dr. Stephanie Fearon explores the resistance practices of Black Caribbean mothers attending community-based adult learning programs in Toronto. She will draw on visual and Black oral storytelling traditions to challenge widely held notions of leadership.

Audience Q&A

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Paint Night – February 23, 2024

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  • Location: Town Hall, Skylight Gallery, Aurora

Enjoy a free Paint Night led by an engaging art instructor. This evening is about celebrating Black excellence. Click here to RSVP. Children 10+ can attend with an adult.

Our History in Black: A Long Legacy - February 29, 2024

  • Time: 12:00 – 12:45pm
  • Location: Online event in partnership with York University

Professor Natasha Henry-Dixon will discuss the history and contributions of people of African descent in what is now Canada. This presentation will highlight a number of examples to educate and empower the audience.

Audience Q&A

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Diversity on Ice – March 11, 2024

  • Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Location: Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex, 1400 Wellington Street East

Kick off March break with us. Whether you're a seasoned skater or a newcomer, our event welcomes all. Plus, expert skaters will be on hand to share their skills. Fun, food, learning, skating, and community building.

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Groups and Organizations

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Aurora Black Community Association

The Aurora Black Community Association (ABC) creates events and programs to unite the community, with the motto, “One Vision Diverse Voices.”

The events and programs offer opportunities for learning through the participation of inclusive experiences. ABC aims to create an empowered environment that bridges different cultures in Aurora, through music, sports & recreation, education, resources, and food.


Aurora Public Library

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Aurora Public Library builds community by sparking connections, enriching lives and contributing vibrant spaces for discovery.

We offer early literacy programs, vibrant literary and cultural experiences, a creative studio, online learning, extensive print and digital collections, newcomer services and comfortable seating for meeting, collaborating and socializing. Visit us at

What is Black History Month?

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Celebrating Black history and achievement in Canada dates to the 1920s. In 1995, Black History Month was officially recognized in Canada after a motion was introduced by the Honourable Jean Augustine, the first Black Canadian woman elected to Parliament.

This February, learn more about Black history in Canada.

If you are interested in having your event included in the Aurora event listing please email us.


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