Via Rail has made it possible for all the children who attend its 25 locations to learn about – The Black experience in Canada.  This includes a series of questions and drills .

Sample questions are  listed below:  (Test your knowledge)

1) When  was slavery officially abolished in Canada?

2) Can you name the first Black Governor  General of Canada?

3) Mattiew Da Costa was the first Black African to visit Canada,  he was hired by whom to translate for?

4) What was the underground railway?

Also included in the booklet  are the bio’s  of a number of African Canadians and  their varied  contributions to our county