Fort Langley’s Douglas Day – November 17, 2012 – BC. Canada

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  • Clyde Duncan  On 10/07/2012 at 4:24 pm

    National Historic Site, Fort Langley, is the birthplace of British Columbia. It is fair to say that this is also the birthplace of multiculturalism with the proclamation of the colony of British Columbia and the proclamation of Guyanese-born, James Douglas and his First Nations wife, Amelia on 19 November 1858.

    In 1871, British Columbia joined the Confederation of Canada. In 1971, Canada was the first country in the world to adopt multiculturalism as official policy. Last year, we had over 900 participants at the Fort with steelband and dancing under a heated tent.

    James Douglas was born in Demerara, British Guiana; but his mother was born in Barbados; and his father in Scotland. We have a Pipe Band leading a short parade [2-blocks] to the Fort, a short speakers’ list; then we go straight to the tent and the dancing begins. Caribbean food is available at minimal cost, this year. Please join us if you can – It is cool outside, but come feel our warmth!!

  • Clyde Duncan  On 10/13/2012 at 1:40 am

    This year, 2012, admission to the National Historic Site, Fort Langley for the Douglas Day celebrations “The Caribbean Comes to British Columbia”, between NOON and 15:00 hours is FREE !!

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