Celebrate Black History Month 2020

Mark your calendars and join BCBHAS and our Partners at your favorite events ... 

January 28
7:00 p.m.

Black History Month Launch
* by invitation
in partnership with the City of Victoria
1 Centennial Square
Suggested donation:$10.00

12:00 noon


KIOSK at Greater Victoria Public Library
Drop in noon to 2:00 pm.
735 Broughton St.
Meet BCBHAS members and GVPL staff.
View displays.

10:15 a.m.


Church Service
Central Saanich United Church
7180 East Saanich Road
The Service will be led by Karen Hoshal, a Society Director and a direct descendant of Charles and Nancy Alexander who made their first home in Saanichton. Charles helped build the original church and was the first Preacher. Refreshments are available after the service.


2:00 p.m.


Heritage Day
 Church of Truth Centre, 111 Superior Street.
2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Be part of the celebration of our collective histories.
BCBHAS will be joined by special guests from Salt Spring Island Archives and the annual favorites:
Old Cemeteries Society since 1883 -Find out why cemeteries are fascinating;
Saanich Pioneers founded 150 years ago;
United Empire Loyalists - 1 in 10 Canadians has a connection to these Loyalists;
Victoria Genealogical Society 40 years helping people discover their family stories;
Visit the displays, hear and talk to the experts.


1:45 p.m.

Ross Bay Cemetery Tour
A guided tour of the graves of Black Pioneers dating back to 1858 and others who were influential in the migration of Blacks to the British Colony.
*1:45 pm. Assemble at Oreganos in the Fairfield Village, 1-1516 Fairfield Rd.
*Tour: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Ross Bay Cemetery.

7:00 p.m.

Concert at Belfry Theatre
Featuring jazz, blues, gospel and soul by 2 great bands.
Five Shadez of Blue is the opening act. Their repertoire includes classic jazz standards influenced by  Antonio Carlos Jobim, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday.
Then Canadian/International Jazz singer, Maureen Washington and her trio take the stage. Her rich tones have captivated audiences for many years;  encompassing  the soul of Etta James, Carmen McRae and the modernity of Holly Cole.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Suggested donation: $10.00/person.