Black History Month 2019 Observance Ceremony

Description: Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua and Members of Council gathered with residents at Vaughan City Hall on Feb. 24 for a Black History Month Observance Ceremony. Both the Thornhill African Caribbean Canadian Association (TACCA) and the Vaughan African Canadian Association (VACA) were presented with donations by Mayor Bevilacqua in recognition for their dedication to cultural enrichment and education within the community. Introduced by TACCA president Vernon Hendrickson, Mayor Bevilacqua delivered an address highlighting the importance of the city's culture and diversity and recognizing the valuable accomplishments that black Canadians have made and continue to make in Vaughan, Ontario and across Canada. Attendees also heard from guest speakers Suzanne Craig, Integrity Commissioner for the City of Vaughan; York Regional Police Chief Eric Jolliffe; and Dr. Elizabeth Sinclair, York Region District School Board Trustee, Ward 3 and 4, who spoke about the role of education in the black community and the significance of public education and social justice. Guests were treated to live music by steel pan performers, educational and handcrafted displays and poetry readings.

Start Time: February 24th, 2019 at 12:00am
End Time: February 24th, 2019 at 4:00pm
Location: Vaughan City Hall, Atrium, Level 100
Address: 2141 Major MacKenzie Dr W

City: Maple
Province: ON
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Website: www.vaughan.ca/business/art-culture/culture/HeritageMonth/Pages/Black-History-Month.aspx
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