Flag Raising Ceremony
: The UN General Assembly proclaimed the International Decade for the People of African Descent (2015-2024) by the Resolution (68/237) adopted on December 23, 2013 with the theme, âPeople of African descent: recognition, justice and development.â
It formally acknowledges that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose rights must be promoted and protected.
On February 1, 2021 the Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association and the Town of Newmarket honours the Decade with a Flag Raising Ceremony* to:
- promote respect, protection and fulfillment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms of people of African descent within the Town of Newmarket.
- promote a greater knowledge of and respect for the diverse heritage, culture and contribution of people of African descent to the development of the community within Town of Newmarket.
*Due to COVID-19 precautions, this event will be livestreamed via Instagram and Facebook. In person guests by invitation only.
The duration of the flag raising is from February 1st to February 7th.
: February 1st, 2021 at 10:00am
: February 1st, 2021 at 10:30am
: Virtual Event
: 395 Mulock Drive