First held in 1971, The longest running African Canadian Track Meet. The Harriet Tubman Games evolved from the old Black Track Meet, first held in 1971 as a way of encouraging young people to get involved in sports. Past participants have included Olympians Donovan Bailey, Ben Johnson, and Nicole Forrester, a high jumper who competed for Canada at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. In honour of the tenacity and bravery of Harriet Tubman, the annual ‘Harriet Tubman Games’ breeds physical strength, speed and endurance. Paving new ground one race at a time!