February is known across the country as Black History Month.
The month is about honouring the contributions that Black people have made, and continue to make, in all sectors of society including sport.
Sask Sport is committed to providing fun, safe and healthy sport environments, as well as encouraging and supporting diverse and inclusive sport opportunities. Throughout the month of February, resources, information and stories will be shared to celebrate Black History Month through the eyes of sport. Readers will be introduced to an up-and-coming athletics star from Swift Current in Scott Joseph, learn how the Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum is celebrating innovation and contributions of Black Saskatchewan residents in all sectors and meet provincial sport heroes inducted into hall of fames across the country.
Resources are available through organizations throughout Canada to help honour the legacy of Black Canadians. Visit the Canadian Heritage website for videos, posters and other resources to get involved.
Want to learn more about why Black History Month is recognized in Canada? Visit the learn more section about Black History Month on the Canadian Heritage website.
Register for an Engaging Girls and Women in Sport mini series webinar brought to you by SIRC and Canadian Women & Sport. Part 3 focuses on engaging Black community coaches and features panelists exploring lived experiences. The webinar is Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. EST.
From Donovan Bailey to Perdita Felicien to Willie O’Ree and Ferguson Jenkins. Black Canadians have played a role in breaking barriers and providing significant contributions to the Canadian sport scene. Learn more about these athletes and other Black Canadians contributions through video profiles.
The Canadian Olympic Committee has created a Black History Month lesson for educators in the Olympic Club. Learn more on Olympic.ca.
Canadian Women & Sport provides multiple resources for individuals and organizations alike for learning and evaluation.