CAMAT Set for Black History Month Gala

Black History Month in Thunder Bay
Black History Month in Thunder Bay

Black History Month in Thunder Bay
Black History Month in Thunder Bay: Students Noah Atkinson and Chance Atkinson celebrate Black History Month in traditional African and Caribbean attire alongside the Dianna Atkinson, President, Caribbean African Multicultural Association of Thunder Bay.

THUNDER BAY – ENTERTAINMENT – The Caribbean African Multicultural Association of Thunder Bay (CAMAT) announced its plans to celebrate the legacy of Black North Americans by launching the 7th Annual Black History Month Dinner & Gala. An evening of culture and authentic cuisine offers the opportunity to recognize local leaders and to enhance multiculturalism, diversity and racial harmony in Thunder Bay.

Supporters are invited to indulge their senses amidst a tropical atmosphere on February 25, 2017 at the Italian Cultural Centre. Celebrating those who have changed the community around us, the Black History Month Dinner & Gala will recognize those individuals who ensure diversity is at the heart of their work.

Dianna Atkinson, President of CAMAT says, “Through this event we not only want share the richness of our culture but also recognize those who are working to help us achieve our goals. All of our nominees are an integral part of our community. Despite the unique challenges they may face, they are thriving and CAMAT hopes everyone will leave the event feeling the inspiration and enthusiasm that’s all around us.”

While enjoying a night of traditional Afro-Caribbean food and culture, guests will have the opportunity to bid on a number of silent auction items and enter for a chance to win the coveted WestJet draw. Local talent will keep the celebration going with hit music until 1:00 a.m.

“Between traditional dance performances, authentic Caribbean and African fashion show and a delicious four-course meal that includes jerk chicken and Jamaican patties, this event will leave you dreaming about an island getaway,” says Atkinson.

Proceeds benefit CAMAT’s Scholarship Fund, which provides educational resources and financial support for under-privileged students including newcomer and refugee students at the elementary, collegiate and post-secondary levels of schooling.

For more information visit the Black History Month Gala & Dinner 2017 Facebook page or www.camat.ca.