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emancipation day celebration

Emancipation Day Celebration

A message from Canada's Prime Minister
EMANCIPATION DAY CELEBRATION

Emancipation Day Celebration

A message from Ontario's Premier
emancipation day celebration

Join Us @ Aurora Town Hall at 6.00 pm ET

Emancipation Day Announcement & Acknowledgement!

Following the House of Commons' unanimous vote to designate August 1st as Emancipation Day across Canada, we once again take this time to celebrate, educate, and reflect on what freedom means. A day that recognizes the contributions people of African & Caribbean descent have made and continue to make in Canada.

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Speakers & Event Champions

We have carefully selected a group of Champions to help guide our Emancipation Day celebration. Join us to hear and connect with your Speakers.

Milton Hart

Chair, Aurora Black Caucus

Ron Kellman

Board Member, Aurora Black Caucus

Michael Corniffe

Vice Chair; Aurora Black Caucus

Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister

Leah Taylor Roy

MP Aurora/Oak Ridges/Newmerket

Tony Van Bynen

MP Aurora/Newmarket

Majid Jowhari

MP Richmond Hill

Hon Premier Doug Ford

Premier of Ontario

Dawn Gallagher-Murphy

MPP Aurora/Newmarket

Hon Minister Michael Parsa

Minister of Children, Community and Social Services & MPP

Mayor Tom Mrakas

Mayor of Aurora, ON

Jerisha Grant-Hall

Chair, NACCA Newmarket

Phiona Durrant

Chair, Aurora Black Community

Jaylah A. Hall

Volcalist | Canadian & Black National Anthems

Vincent Estick

Comm Director; Aurora Black Caucus

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Agenda & Order of Events

We look forward to meeting your acquaintance in person or online!
Order of Events

August 1, 2023 @ 6:00pm

5:55pm

Welcome to Order

Ron Kellman
ABC Board Member & Master of Ceremonies

6:00pm

Opening Remarks

Milton Hart
Chair, Aurora Black Caucus

6:05pm

Canadian National Anthem

Jaylah A. Hall

Local Vocal Talent, Youth Leader & Activist

6:10pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Announcement

Hon Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister, Canada

6:15pm

Premier Doug Ford's Announcement

Hon Doug Ford
Premier, Ontario

6:20pm

Emancipation Day Address

Mayor Tom Mrakas

Mayor of the Town of Aurora

6:30pm

Official Proclamation

Hon Tony Van Bynen
MP, Aurora/Newmarket

Order of Events

August 1, 2023 @ 6:00pm

6:40pm

The Importance of Emancipation Day

Hon Leah Taylor Roy

MP, Aurora/Oak Ridges/Richmond Hill

6:50pm

The Importance of Emancipation Day

Hon Mahjid Jowhari

MP, Aurora/Oak Ridges/Richmond Hill

7:00pm

Provincial Emancipation Address

Dawn Gallagher-Murphy

MPP, Aurora/Newmarket

7:10pm

Message of Reflection

Phiona Durrant

President, Aurora Black Community

7:20pm

Message of Reflection

Jerisha Grant-Hall

Founder & Chair, NACCA Newmarket

7:30pm

Closing Remarks & Wrap

Michael Corniffe

Vice Chair, Aurora Black Caucus

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