Central Saanich in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast
Black Pioneers in British Columbia
Les Pionniers Noirs de la Colombie-Britannique
En 1858, près de 800 Noirs libres fuirent l'oppression raciale de San Francisco pour l'île de Vancouver où le gouverneur James Douglas les avait invités comme colons prometteurs. Malgré la discrimination dont ils furent l'objet, ces pionniers marquèrent la vie politique, religieuse et économique de la colonie. En témoignent le rôle de Mifflin Gibbs en politique, l'église Shady Creek Methodist érigée à l'instigation de Charles et de Nancy Alexander, la conserverie de saumon de John Deas et l'établissement de l'une des premières unités de milice coloniale: le Victoria Pioneer Rifle Corps.
Erected 1999 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list.
Location. 48° 34.63′ N, 123° 24.42′ W. Marker is in Central Saanich, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7180 East Saanich Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1Y4, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Butchart Boar (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); The Italian Garden (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); Star Pond (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); The Sunken Garden (approx. 4.8 kilometers away); The Japanese Garden (approx. 4.8 kilometers away); Fountain of the Three Sturgeons (approx. 4.8 kilometers away); Sunken Garden Lake Sit-in (approx. 4.8 kilometers away); The Butchart Gardens / Les Jardins Butchart (approx. 4.8 kilometers away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2013, by Andrew Lester of Victoria, BC, Canada. This page has been viewed 1,067 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on April 7, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. Photo 1. submitted on December 22, 2013, by Andrew Lester of Victoria, BC, Canada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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