WHO WE ARE

The society started as a steering committee in 1999 at Vancouver Island University. The group discussed and celebrated the achievements of Afro-Centric people in British Columbia.

 

In 2003, the society began as the Black History Society. On March 19, 2005, a motion was passed to change the name to Nanaimo African Heritage Society. The society became officially incorporated under the Society Act on August 9, 2005.

Keeping hope alive

OUR MANDATE

Our Society provides a sense of community for all people with an interest in Black History Month. 

 

Every February our society provides a welcoming environment for people of all cultures. Join us in honouring Afro-Centric pioneers local and world wide.

OUR OBJECTIVES

AFRICAN HERITAGE

To promote African, African Canadian and African American Heritage in our community

African Culture

To share the rich heritage of African culture with the many and varied groups in the city of Nanaimo

knowledge

To promote knowledge related to the nature of African, African Canadian and African American Heritage

community

To utilize the traditions and culture of the African Heritage to best serve the community

Social interaction

To provide cultural and recreational venues for positive interaction

OUR board of directors

founding President

shalema gantt

Vice
president

Diana kyl

Directors at Large

paul winn
Leslie Thompson
Roxanne scheifer-rolph

Members at Large

len mycock-ML
kombii nanjalah-ml
adrian swanston-member at large

black history month

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