Black Ice Hockey and Sports Hall of Fame Society

Special Events
Celebrating Diversity
Through Sport

A Canada 150 Forward Initiative

Highlights from our special event.

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News Bulletins  •  Current Programs
May 13-14, 2017

The Black Ice Hockey and Sports Hall of Fame Society (BIS) strives to promote the importance of diversity and inclusion through sport, as evidenced by our signature programs, the Black Youth Ice Hockey Initiative (BYIH), and our annual induction ceremonies which recognizes the contributions to sport made by culturally diverse communities.

We are very proud of the success of the Celebrating Diversity Through Sport initiative which took place in Halifax on May 13th & 14th 2017. This was a ground breaking initiative that brought the Jamaican Olympic Ice Hockey Federation (JOIHF) to Nova Scotian for a cultural exchange like no other. It was an honour to host the High Commissioner for Jamaica, and the entire Jamaican delegation for a weekend that celebrated diversity and inclusion through sport.

We were particularly pleased with the positive response we received from the Jamaican delegation during their visits to the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame and the Black Cultural Center for Nova Scotia. It was quite telling to watch each member of the Jamaican delegation have their photograph taken in front of the Jamaican Maroons exhibit at the Black Cultural Center, which exhibit chronicles the lives of more than 600 Jamaicans exiled to Nova Scotia in 1796. Their visit to the Black Cultural Center, and all other events throughout the weekend, serves only to confirm our deep-rooted connections as a people when diversity and inclusion are celebrated.

We extend our gratitude to the Province of Nova Scotia, and to the Canada 150 Forward Program for their continued support. We very much look forward to collaborating again on projects that further the cause for cultural diversity and inclusion through sport.

Wilfred Jackson President, Black Ice Society

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Celebrating Diversity Through Sport: From Bobsled to Blades - Final Report  ●  Site Admin

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