February is Black History Month. This 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 we know today. It is an opportunity for us to learn about the experience of Black Canadians in our society and the vital role this community has played throughout our shared history. During this month, Father Clair Tipping School is recognizing and celebrating the many contributions of Black Canadians and famous black people from around the world. Various activities and Black History facts will be shared throughout the month.
On Friday, February 27th from 9:10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mr. Serrentino's and Mrs. Najem's Grade 6 classes will be hosting the fifth annual Black History Wax Museum, in the school gym. In this spectacular museum you will see many African Canadian and American figures. You will hear their speeches, learn about their struggles, their hardships, inequalities and challenges that they have faced in their lifetime. This museum is a contribution to all of the women and men that have changed our society but are often forgotten in the history books. Their names and legacies will forever be remembered at Father Clair Tipping Catholic School.