White Rock council was to discuss on Monday (Feb. 13) a suggestion that plans be made for an annual made-in-White-Rock celebration of Black History Month.
However, after making a notice of motion at the Jan. 30 council meeting, Coun. David Chesney asked that the topic be removed pending a review of the city’s committee structure.
The update is noted in the Feb. 13 council agenda.
In explaining his notice of motion, Chesney told council that the whole Lower Mainland “has done a very poor job” of honouring Black History Month, and suggested that Coun. Bill Lawrence head up a committee that be tasked with creating an outline for an event that would begin next year.
The committee, Chesney said, could include the Business Improvement Association, South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce, and local provincial and federal government representatives.
The agenda for the upcoming meeting does not note a date for revisiting the topic.
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