February 1, 2023

Illness: One member was off due to an extended illness.
Bereavement: Three members had loved ones pass away.
Baby: One member welcomed a new child into their family.

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January 27, 2023

This year’s theme is “Black resistance” and describes an opposition to historically oppressive rhetoric and systemic injustice.

Chloe Cooley a Black woman in Queenston, Upper Canada who attempted to resist her own enslavement is shown on a Canada Post commemorative stamp. On the evening of March. 14, 1793, Cooley was kidnapped by her enslaver, Sergeant Adam Vrooman, who bound and forced her on a boat that lead across the Niagara River to the United States.