The Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) in collaboration with the City of Toronto celebrates Jamaica’s 50th year of Independence with a Flag raising Ceremony to be held at Toronto City Hall on Sunday, August 5 at 12:30 pm.
The event will start with a processional march which will be followed by the flag raising Ceremony. The march will start at the Old Court House, proceeding west on Albert Street across Bay Street and unto Nathan Phillip Square arriving at Toronto City Hall to commence the flag raising presentation. A partnership has been forged with the Jamaican Ex- Soldiers, Toronto Police Service, Association of Black Law Enforcement (ABEL), and the Pathfinders to march in this event.
Dwight Drummond of CBC News Toronto will host the event. For over thirty years the JCA started this ceremony as a proud acknowledgement of Jamaica’s Independence in August 1962. As stated by JCA President, Audrey Campbell, “This event in an historical milestone in our Country’s history and should not be missed”. The Independence Church Service follows immediately after at The Revival Time Tabernacle at 3:00 pm. Location: 4340 Dufferin Street (at Finch Avenue) Toronto, ON.
The JCA is a non-profit charitable organization that has provided important cultural and social services to the community for 50 years. The JCA offers a wide range of culturally sensitive services, which support the diverse needs of the Jamaican, Caribbean and African-Canadian families, especially youth.
For more details please contact the JCA at 416.746.5772. www.jcaontario.org.