I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Serbian community on the occasion of Serbian National Day.
Serbian National Day is observed on February 15th and marks the anniversary of the First Serbian Uprising in 1804 and the adoption of the first Serbian Constitution in 1835.
February 15th marks the 53rd anniversary of National Flag Day in Canada when we celebrate this enduring emblem of what it means to be a proud Canadian.
Pictures from the Flag Raising at L’Amoreaux Community Center
On February 15, 1965, Canada’s red and white maple leaf flag flew for the very first time. Governor General Georges Vanier, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson and thousands of Canadians watched on Parliament Hill as the Canadian Red Ensign, bearing the Union Jack and the Shield of the Royal Arms of Canada was lowered and then, on the stroke of 12 o’clock noon, Canada’s new flag was raised.
I would like to take extend my warmest wishes to all who are celebrating Valentine’s Day.
The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named after the Christian martyr Saint Valentine and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia.
For City of Toronto Winter Maintenance Activities. Please visit my website at http://karygiannis.net/wp/category/snow-weather-advisory/ for updates and notices of major snowfalls.
You are invited to a Community Flag Raising Ceremony Friday, February 14, 2018 10:00 am
February 15, 2017, marks the 52nd anniversary of National Flag Day in Canada when we celebrate this enduring emblem of what it means to be a proud Canadian. On February 15, 1965, Canada’s red and white maple leaf flag flew for the very first time.
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Grenadian community on the occasion of Grenadian Independence Day.
On February 7, 1974, Grenada was granted independence from the United Kingdom and became a sovereign nation – the first country in the Eastern Caribbean to attain this status. In the years immediately preceding independence, Grenada was known as an “Associated State of the United Kingdom”, which meant that it was responsible for its own internal affairs while the United Kingdom was responsible for defence and foreign affairs.
The City of Toronto has mailed the 2018 interim property tax bills – the first of two tax bills that will be mailed this year. The 2018 final tax bill will be mailed in May.
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without
roots.” Marcus Garvey
February is Black History Month in Canada – a time to celebrate and recognize the contributions of people of African descent to the Canadian mosaic.
The first national recognition of Black History Month was in February 1996.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Canadians of Indian heritage as they celebrate India Republic Day.
On January 26, 1949, the Constitution of India was adopted, marking the transition of India from a British protectorate to a Republic.
I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a happy and prosperous New Year.
Once again this year, I will be posting the City of Toronto Winter Maintenance Activities. Please visit my website at http://karygiannis.net/wp/category/snow-weather-advisory/ for updates and notices of major snowfalls.
2018 YOUTH IN POLICING INITIATIVE
The Toronto Police Service and the Toronto Police Services Board in partnership with the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Children and Youth Services is now accepting applications for the 2018 Youth in Policing Initiative Summer Program. For More information: Job Ad 2018- Summer Program