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Black History Month 2017

Celebrate Black History Month in Barrie! This annual event celebrates the significant contributions that African-Canadians make to the cultural landscape of our country and our community.

In 2017 Black History Month celebrations will include two special performances; a unique concert experience and a live theatrical production.  Details about programming and each of these performances will be announced in December 2016.  For more information about all Black History Month events, please contact

Partnership Opportunities Available for 2017

As an event partner, you can build brand recognition through our promotion campaign, including print advertising, social media, website, and printed materials. Our partners are valued and contribute directly towards providing a variety of exciting programming. Sponsorship opportunities start at $500 . If you are interested in becoming a Black History Month partner, please contact the Special Events Office at (705) 739-4285 or

Previous Black History Month Events

A Tribute to Bob Marley
Featuring Juno Award winner/Top Reggae Performer Lazo

February 19, 2016
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts

Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story Presented by Black History Month
February 24, 2016
Georgian Theatre, 1 Georgian Drive
Each year, this free event attracts over 300 local high-school students and citizens eager to learn about the contributions of African-Canadians locally and nationally.

A Tribute to the Masters of Tenor Saxophone
Featuring leading Canadian jazz masters Pat LaBarbera and Kirk MacDonald
February 26, 2016
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts


Black History Month 2016 was Generously Supported By:

Scotiabank - Sponsor 

Cravings - Sponsor    

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