Black Shirt Day and Black Excellence Day is  January 15th, but will be recognized by students in the Burnaby School District this Friday January 14.  This day is  meant to celebrate the rich contributions of Black people to our society and acknowledge the ongoing civil rights struggle and racism that Black and racialized people face.

Black Excellence Day was created by the Ninandotoo Society and the date was chosen in honour of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday which was January 15, 1929.

Staff and students are encouraged to wear black on this day!