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.

2023 Event Programming & Event Schedule

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Pan-African Flag Raising Ceremony – February 1, 2023
  • Time: 6:30 p.m
  • Location: Aurora Town Hall

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, 2023
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: Cornerstone Church, Aurora

Celebrate Black excellence with keynote speaker, the Honourable Jean Augustine and the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion. Enjoy a formal dinner and evening of elegance.

Gospel Music through a Canadian Perspective with Professor Karen Burke - February 9, 2023
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: Aurora Public Library, Aurora

Celebrating the power of music to inspire, enlighten and influence.

Paint, Poetry & Jazz Night – February 17, 2023
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: Royal Rose Art Gallery, Aurora

Enjoy a glass of wine and poetry during this Paint Night that celebrates Black excellence.

Diversity on the Ice – February 20, 2023
  • Time: 2 p.m.
  • Location: Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex, Aurora

Celebrate Black history on Family Day with Diversity on the Ice.

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.

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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