Global Toronto and the National Post celebrate Black History Month

Global Toronto and The National Post are once again teaming up to celebrate February’s Black History Month with the Have Your Story Told contest. Now in its third year, the contest invites people from across Ontario to submit their entries outlining what Black History Month means to them, with the winners given the opportunity to tell their stories on Global Toronto’s News Hour at 6:00 pm. 

Beginning Friday, January 14, viewers can visit to submit their stories online at the Have Your Story Told contest site. From personal accounts and family histories, to abstract hopes and philosophies, and everything in between, viewers are given a maximum of 500 words to share their thoughts, and include photos and supporting materials.

On January 31st, four winning entries will be selected from those submitted. Each of the four winners will then have their Black History Month stories told during a special News Hour segment hosted by Global Toronto Feature Reporter Terese Sears, airing each Friday in February. Winners will also be mentioned in print by the National Post, and will receive a VIP behind-the-scenes tour of both Global Toronto studios and the National Post newsroom. 

“We are proud to bring the Have Your Story Told contest back for a third year and look forward to continuing to uncover the rich history we as Canadians are a part of, as told by our viewers,” said Ward Smith, News Director and Station Manager, Global Toronto. “Last year’s response to the contest was fantastic, and we’re excited to see what 2011 holds.” 

The Have Your Story Told contest is open to all Ontario residents 14 years of age or older. For more information or for official contest rules and regulations, go to   

In addition to sharing the four winning entries, throughout the month of February, Global Toronto’s News Hour at

6:00 pm will feature various stories and coverage of events related to Black History Month. Community listings will also be broadcast on the air, outlining the many events taking place that are related to Black History Month.

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