Canada’s CN Tower will be illuminated in red, black, & green

CN Tower lights in celebration of the 20th National Black History Month!!

The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) is pleased to announce that on Sunday, January 31, 2016, the CN Tower will be lit in the traditional colours of black, red and green representing African peoples (in Africa and in the Diaspora) in honour of February as Black History Month.  2016 is the 20th Anniversary of this celebration across Canada!

CN TowerToronto was the first municipality to formally proclaim February as Black History Month annually since 1979 due to the advocacy of the OBHS.  The OBHS has grown the celebration and marked it with an annual kick-off Brunch, and the OBHS Brunch will be on Sunday January 31, 2016 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre!  The OBHS Brunch was just acclaimed the best Black History Month event in Toronto. Both the Toronto and the Canadian celebrations were initiated by the OBHS, the latter in cooperation with Jean Augustine then MP who will be a speaker at the OBHS Brunch.

The lighting will begin at sunset and may not be noticeable until 30 minutes later when the sky darkens sufficiently.  Watch for ​the light show that will run for 8 minutes at the top of every hour.

The Canadian National — CN Tower— is a 553.33 m-high (1,815.4 ft) concrete communications and observation tower in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada which was built in 1976.

The CN Tower is the tallest free standing structure in the Western Hemisphere and the 3rd tallest free-standing structure in the world. It attracts more than 2 million tourists annually.

In 1995, the CN Tower was declared one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

For more information on the OBHS, the OBHS Brunch or February as Black History Month:

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