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As our community continues to grow we are constantly seeking new ways to encourage the community to take part and join us in our annual celebration. These include: the annual kick-off concert, hair braiding workshops, art displays, book readings and don’t forget our extravagant grand finale event!


As you can imagine, it takes a fair amount of resources to stage these events and we couldn’t do without the support of our community. Our society has made great strides in creating partnerships with members of the Nanaimo business community and your contributions help make these and further events possible.


If you’re interested in volunteering with our society to get involved in the creation Black History Month Celebrations or want to gain experience in the field of event planning then please fill out the below form.


Or contact us at 250-729-9332 if you prefer to make membership payment over the phone. You can also contact us via email at for any inquiries you may have.



If you are interested in becoming a member of the Nanaimo African Heritage Society, you have three membership options.


Single – $15 Family – $30 Corporate – $50

*Prices are based on annual rates.


Not only do members receive $5 off the ticket price of the Society’s events, we keep you updated by sending you personal invitations and news on the society.


What can the Nanaimo African Heritage Society do for you?


  • Receive 10% off the ticket price of all events produced by the NAHS.
  • Access to our collection of educational books on black history & early black pioneers.
  • Learn lessons from our featured workshops on hair braiding, drumming and dance.
  • Newsletters providing early information about the NAHS and Black History Month events.
  • Become involved with the community and share the rich Afro-Centric heritage.

Please fill out the membership form with the address to which Membership card should be mailed to. Next, click ‘Continue to proceed to payment options.


Or contact us with form below, by phone at 250-729-9332 or by email at with your thoughts or ideas.


  • payment option 1

    This option does not require you to fill in the form below as that information will be on your mailing envelope to us.
  • You can mail a cheque for your choice of yearly membership to the following address: Nanaimo African Heritage Society 427 Prideaux Street, Nanaimo, B.C V9R 2N6 * Once your payment is received, your membership card will be mailed to you. Thank you, Shalema Gantt Founder/President
  • Payment option 2

    Online payment
  • $ 0.00 CAD
  • When you click Continue, you will be directed to Paypal Secure payments page where you can select your payment options. Either via Credit Card or Paypal . * Once your payment is received, your membership card will be mailed to you. Thank you, Shalema Gantt Founder/President

Donations to Nanaimo African Heritage Society are accepted.

If you wish to donate, thank for your support.


    Thank you very much for your support. Please choose what you would like to donate.
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