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August 31, 2017 – Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Trinidad and Tobago community on the occasion of Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day.

Trinidad and Tobago gained its independence from the Great Britain on August 31, 1962.  At midnight on August 30, 1962, the British flag was lowered and the Trinidad and Tobago flag was raised, with pride, for the first time.

This first Independence Day was marked by a week of festivities and events across the country from August 28th to September 5th.  That tradition continues today.

Toronto is a proud multicultural city that embraces a wide variety of cultures and faiths.  Our city flourishes because of the diversity of people who have chosen to make Toronto their home. As we celebrate Canada 150 this year, it is important to recognize each and every community that plays a part in enhancing Toronto’s social and cultural landscape.

As the Newcomer’s Advocate with the City of Toronto I strongly believe that we must work to together to promote togetherness. We must Respect our newcomer communities. We must Accept our newcomer communities. We should Celebrate our diversity and Embrace our different cultures and traditions, because we are all part of the human RACE.

 

 

 

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