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Black in BC: Celebrating Black Excellence
posted on January 25, 2024

For 2024, DIVERSEcity is kicking off Black History Month with our second annual event on February 1, 2024, in Surrey, BC.

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.


We are pleased to welcome Michael Newman, of Global BC fame, to guide our event featuring:

  • DIVERSEtalks panel featuring local leaders
  • African music and dance entertainment
  • Jamaican cuisine buffet
  • Door prizes including free BC Lions tickets
  • New! Black Brilliance Awards (see below for more information)
  • And more to be announced soon …

Event Details

  • When: Thursday, February 1, 2024
  • Time: 3–7 pm
  • Where: Surrey Arts Centre (13750 88 Avenue, Surrey, BC) (Free parking)

Getting here by transit

From Surrey Central or King George Skytrain station, take the R1 Newton Exchange or 321 bus to the King George/88 Avenue stop and walk 5 minutes to Surrey Arts Centre.

Free admission for attendees. Learn more and register at dcrs.ca/BlackinBC 


January 25
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm