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October 7, 2018 – Thanksgiving Day

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.

The tradition of ‘giving thanks’ can be traced back to the earliest days of our history.  Canadian Thanksgiving was first celebrated by the First Nations who gave thanks for their bountiful crops with ceremonies and harvest festivals.  In 1578, after his third unsuccessful expedition in search of the Northwest Passage, explorer Martin Frobisher returned to what is now Newfoundland and Labrador.  Upon his arrival, he held a formal ceremony to give thanks for surviving the long, arduous journey.

October 1, 2018 – Cyprus Independence Day

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

On February 19, 1959, Greece, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Cyprus were signatories to The Zurich and London Agreement, which formed the basis of the Cypriot Constitution.  Following the signing of the accord, Cypriot President, Archbishop Makarios III said “Έλληνες Κύπριοι, νενικήκαμεν!” (“Greek Cypriots, we have won!”).

October 1, 2018 – Nigerian Independence Day

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

Following World War II, a movement towards Nigerian nationalism grew and there were increasing demands for independence.  The British Government responded by legislating successive constitutions that resulted in Nigeria moving closer to self-government.

September 19, 2018 – Dinner invitation

From: y
Sent: September-19-18 9:11 PM
To: Jim Karygiannis
Subject: Dinner invitation

Hon. Jim Karygiannis,

I am a resident of Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt. As the new school year started, I have been looking around our community and felt really grateful for having you as our Councillor. Just to mention one thing among many. The new speed bumps and stop signs at our school site are playing an amazing role now. Thanks for all your efforts for our community.