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Black History Month celebrated with evening of cuisine, dancing and culture

A sold out event celebrating Black History Month was hosted by the Centre Communautaire Francophone de Sarnia over the weekend, highlighting the richness and diversity of Sarnia-Lambton’s Black community.
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Dancers perform at a Black History Month celebration hosted by the Centre Communautaire Francophone de Sarnia-Lambton, Saturday. (Lou Parry Photography)

A sold out event celebrating Black History Month was hosted by the Centre Communautaire Francophone de Sarnia over the weekend, highlighting the richness and diversity of Sarnia-Lambton’s Black community.

African and Jamaican food was served during a Black History Month celebration hosted by the Centre Communautaire Francophone de Sarnia-Lambton, Saturday. (Lou Parry Photography)

Some 100 people gathered at the centre, Saturday, for “A Walk through the African Diaspora,” featuring traditional African and Jamaican food, singing and dancing, art activities, and cultural displays.

The crowd dances at a Black History Month celebration hosted by the Centre Communautaire Francophone de Sarnia-Lambton, Saturday. (Lou Parry Photography)

Attendees commemorated the contributions of the African, Carribean and French cultures that make Ontario and Canada a diverse place to live. 

Displays to celebrate Black History Month at the Centre Communautaire Francophone de Sarnia-Lambton. (Lou Parry Photography)

A dance troupe from London performed, along with Vocalist Florine Ndimubandi, and a group of Lambton College students from Nigeria.

Vocalist Florine Ndimubandi performs at a Black History Month celebration hosted by the Centre Communautaire Francophone de Sarnia-Lambton, Saturday. (Lou Parry Photography)
- Submitted by Lou Parry Photography