February 16, 2017
February we celebrate Black History Month, dating back to 1926 in the United States. It was recognized in Canadian legislation in early 1970's. This year we recognize a strong Canadian female figure, Viola Desmond, who influenced racial segregation in 1946 after refusing to leave a 'white-only' area of the Roseland Theatre, Nova Scotia. In commemoration of this, she will be the first Canadian woman to appear on new $10 bill.