Montreal's Champlain Bridge Is Lighting Up To Celebrate Black History Month (PHOTO)

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Montreal's Champlain Bridge Is Lighting Up To Celebrate Black History Month (PHOTO)

In honour of Black History Month, Montreal's Samuel de Champlain Bridge will be alight in red, green, and yellow lights from sunset to 1 a.m. until February 7.

The bridge was first lit up for Black History Month on Monday night in what was an impressive display. 

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The Samuel De Champlain Bridge will shine in the night to celebrate the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present, on the occasion of Black History Month. 

Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"Throughout the history of our country, Black Canadians have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today," Catherine McKenna, minister of infrastructure and communities, in a press release

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After February 7, the bridge will return to its usual rainbow-coloured lights.

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Montreal's Champlain Bridge Is Lighting Up Orange To Honour Indigenous People Tonight

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The Champlain Bridge Will Shine Like A Rainbow Tonight To Celebrate The End Of Curfew

You can ACTUALLY leave your house after dark to see it! 🌈

Earlier today, Infrastructure Canada announced that the Samuel De Champlain Bridge's lights would be illuminated into a multicoloured rainbow to celebrate the start of Quebec's deconfinement, including the end of curfew.

The illumination will take place from sunset in Montreal — which is at 8:32 p.m. — until 9:30 p.m.

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