A sign explaining the history of Henry Houston Scott Park

Let's come together to celebrate and learn about the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse country it is today.

January 26, 2024
Arts & Culture

Let’s all take some time this month to learn new things and celebrate Black Canadians in our community.

Celebrate Black History Month with Surrey Libraries


Surrey Libraries invite you to celebrate and remember the contributions of Black Canadians throughout Black History Month. Learn about the lives of Black Canadians and read great stories written by Black Canadian authors for children, teens, and adults.

Explore books by Black Canadian authors:

Events at Surrey Libraries: 

African Descent Resilience: Our History and Art

  • Saturday, February 10 | 1–4pm
  • Location: City Centre Branch

Afternoon Movie: Race

  • Saturday, February 17 | 2–4:30pm
  • Location: Semiahmoo Branch

Afternoon Movie: Hidden Figures

  • Saturday, February 24 | 2–4pm
  • Location: Semiahmoo Branch

Discover more Black History Month events at Surrey Libraries.

Black in BC: Celebrating Black Excellence 2024

February 1, 3 - 7 pm at Surrey Arts Centre

The free event features inspirational speakers, food, music and dance, bringing more than 200 guests from Surrey and Metro Vancouver to celebrate Black talent, cultures and achievements in Canada, while creating space for connection and learning.

Hosted by DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

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Online Speaker Series: Hidden Histories - Adult

February 14, 12 - 1 pm, Online

Discover hidden Black histories left out of textbooks that shaped the Lower Mainland in this seminar.

Hosted by Museum of Surrey

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Film Screening with Black Arts Centre (BLAC)

February 21, 5:30 - 8:30 pm at Surrey Art Gallery

In celebration of Black History Month, join BLAC at the Gallery for a film screening of School Daze, written and directed by Spike Lee.

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Making Histories: An Exhibition of Black Artists

January 26 - April 3, 2024 at Cloverdale Recreation Centre

An Exhibition of Black Artists has been created by four local Black artists from Langley, New Westminster and Surrey:

Seen together, their work celebrates Black History Month.

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For more information on these activities and events, contact the host facility listed on each linked page. 

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