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November 3, 2019 – Dominica Independence Day

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

On November 3rd, 1978, Dominica gained its independence from Great Britain and became an republic within the Commonwealth.

In celebration of Dominica’s 41st Anniversary of Independence, the community will host a variety of festivities over the course of a month. These festivities highlight many aspects of Dominica’s culture, including Dominican heritage, national dress, cuisine and traditional music and dance.

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. 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.