February IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT THE HOSTEL
Enjoy free walking tours, film presentations, ambiance music from black artists and more!
Hostelling is all about opening to new people, places and cultures and the Black history month is a great opportunity to do just that in Niagara Falls. It was in Niagara that the Emancipation Legislation was enacted in 1793. Slavery existed in Canada from 1628 until its abolition in Upper-Canada in 1793, then after in all of the British Empire in 1833.
Self-guided tours of the Niagara freedom trail
Today, travellers can visit the Niagara Freedom Trail with 13 historical sites commemorating Black history in Canada. HI Niagara Falls offers its visitors a free self-guided tour of the Niagara Freedom Trail in the form of a map and a short description of the 13 sites in the Region. Why not visit one or more of the 13 sites during the Black History Month? Immerse yourself in this fantastic era of Human rights in Canada during a visit in Niagara for the Black History Month.
Film presentations (Cozy with the fire place)
During February, the hostel will present the award winning film « The Book of Negroes » with discussion following the presentation (with free popcorn) for interested travellers.
Every showing will be followed by a discussion/exchange with other travellers:
- February 4 at 5:00 to 7:00PM
The film Book of Negroes, Vol. 1 & 2
- February 11 at 5:00 to 7:00PM
The film Book of Negroes, Vol. 3 & 4
- February 18 at 5:00 to 7:00PM
The film Book of Negroes, Vol. 5 & 6