Lighting up for Black Heritage Month with llluminate Downtown Guelph. In partnership with the Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS), the four buildings that form the Illuminate Downtown Guelph project were lit red, gold and green for Black Heritage Month (February 1st to March 1st).
Representing the colours of the African Nova Scotia flag, the Wellington Building, Old Quebec Street Shoppes, the Old Post Office and the Guelph Civic Museum were light up 30 minutes after sunset until 11pm each night.
The African Nova Scotia flag was introduced in February 2021 and created by artist Wendie L. Wilson. The flags colours of red, gold and green are used by people of African descent across the world. Red symbolising the sacrifice African Nova Scotian people have endured, gold represents cultural richness and green for fertility, growth and future generations.