February 23, 2018: NGS hosted a black history month soirée, including a fashion show and talent showcase. The event took place at A.C.C.A. Community Center Banquet Hall.
The art showcase included a variety of visual and performing artists. The show highlighted artists who painted several pieces, which were displayed throughout the hall. There was also a fashion show where local designers presented their streetwear and cultural designs. A dance group composed of young, black youth from Toronto put on a great performance, which had the entire crowd up on their feet. The soirée included sentimental spoken words and poetry, which highlighted the struggle of slavery along with the emancipation of slaves.
Throughout the evening, appetizers and ethnic food was sold. Guests had the opportunity to taste food from various cultural backgrounds, including Jamaica, Congo, and Haiti.