KCA PARTICIPATES IN BRAMPTON BLACK HISTORY MONTH CLOSING CEREMONY
Brampton, Ontario - Monday 2, 2020
The City of Brampton celebrated the Black History Month closure in style on February 28, 2020 by organizing a colorful ceremony graced by the Mayor of Brampton His Worship Patrick Brown and City Councillor Charmaine Williams at Brampton City Hall. The Mayor on behalf of the City Council revealed a street name after RSM Henry Shepherd of the Lorne Scots.
This marked another key step in its commitment towards Brampton 2040 Vision where “Living the Mosaic” is deemed the central and simple aspiration of the people of Brampton. The essence of Brampton is still seen as diversity and a future that is celebrated as a mosaic of people, places and endeavours of all kinds, coexisting in harmony.
During Black History Month, Canadians celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today.
Black History Month is usually a time to learn more about the stories and important contributions of Black Canadians, both past and present, to the settlement, growth and development of Canada, and about the diversity of Black communities in Canada and their importance to the history of the country.
Kenyan Canadian Association - KCA represented Kenyan culture and the contribution of Kenyan Canadians in the City of Brampton and Region of Peel during the event.
Some of the KCA Directors who participated at this year’s event were Ephraim Mwaura (President), Catherine Matimu (Newcomers Settlement), Maureen Mwaura (Youth Outreach) and Fatma Nadhir (Socio-Economic Empowerment). Other KCA officials present were Farhan Kever (Regional Chair - GTA West) and Zainab Williams.
“We are very proud as a community as Brampton celebrates the Beat of Black History and the contributions of active community changers. KCA will continue to promote diversity through our Arts and Culture Program as we support City of Brampton’s overarching declaration of living the mosaic towards achieving Brampton 2040 Vision.” Ephraim Mwaura pointed out.
KCA worked closely with its strategic partners The Tooth Corner and Fitashe Grocery Store to make this year’s participation at the event a success.