Black History Month In Ajax

January 21, 2013

Get Inspired at the Ajax Black History Month Celebration
February 9 at J. Clarke Richardson

With a theme of “Inspire,” Black History Month celebrations come to Ajax with the annual event that features a stimulating lineup of talent, Saturday, February 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. at J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate (1355 Harwood Ave. N).

Presented by Cultural Expressions and the Town of Ajax, with an impressive roster of community sponsors, the free event is open to all. The afternoon features performances by Cadence Dance Academy; rap and spoken word artistes on Glass House, the new album from Role Model Records; WSK Drummers; and vocalist Lavinia Celaire.

Keynote speaker John Russell, Co-CEO RBRO Solutions, will share his journey to entrepreneurship and how looking at the world through a lens of opportunity has led to his success. Based in Durham Region, RBRO Solutions is a software company providing document and content management solutions to law firms and financial institutions. The company was founded in 2003 by John and his brother Howard in the basement of John’s home and now employs 34 people in Canada and operates a satellite office in Australia.

The event kicks off with a reception at 2 p.m., followed by performances starting promptly at 3 p.m.

For more information on the event, please contact Cultural Expressions Art Gallery at 905-427-2412, or visit

The Town of Ajax has proclaimed the month of February as Black History Month.

The Ajax Black History Month Celebration is proudly sponsored by Cultural Expressions, the Town of Ajax, Royal Bank of Canada, Durham Regional Police, Durham Black Educators’ Network and Durham District School Board.

Media Contact:
Esther Forde