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Vincentians in Canada host independence events

Vincentians in Canada host independence events


2006 marks the 27th year of Independence of St Vincent and the Grenadines. The St Vincent and the Grenandines Association of Toronto (SVGAT) will host three events to commemorate the significant part of the nation’s history.

The activities surrounding Independence 2006 will commence with a Thanksgiving Service to be held on October 29 at the Rosewood Church of the Nazarene, 657 Milner Ave, in Scarborough. The service will begin at 4:00 pm with refreshment following. Pastor Rick Bacchus, will bring the evening’s message.{{more}}

On November 4, the SVGAT will host the banquet at The Renaissance Parque Banquet and Convention Centre at 2800 Hwy 7 West, Concord, Ontario. The evening will start at 6:00 pm with live piano music during the cocktails hour. Dinner will follow at 7:00 pm. The emcee for the evening will be Ken DeLecia.

At the dinner winners of this year’s scholarship programme will be announced.

Western Union is once again a sponsor with a CDN$1,000 bursary, and another CDN$1,000 bursary will be provided by several individuals in the Toronto community. These two awards will be for the 2007/2008 school year. Mr Justice Adrian Saunders, a member of the Caribbean Court of Justice, will be the evening’s Guest Speaker.

On Sunday November 5 at 3:00 pm the association will host a panel discussion at the York Civic Centre, 2700 Eglinton Ave. West at Keele Street, Toronto.

The topic of discussion will be “The Caribbean Court of Justice”.

Justice Saunders will lead the discussion.