Kenya’s Inaugural Flag Raising & Proclamation in Canada

Saturday December 14, 201911am – 3pm, Brampton City Hall, 2 Wellington Street West, Brampton, ON L6Y 4R2

Canada is scheduled to hold the first flag raising and proclamation ceremony in honor of Kenya Independence Day and the contribution of Kenyan Canadians living in Brampton, a City in Ontario Province, Canada.

The event hosted at Brampton City Hall by the Mayor of Brampton His Worship Patrick Brown will take place on Saturday December 14th 2019 a day when Kenyans in Canada will be celebrating the Jamhuri Day. The flag raising ceremony will entail hosting Kenyan flag for two weeks.

The proclamation by the City of Brampton will also take place, as a result of successful application to the City Council by Kenyan Canadians living in Brampton through Kenyan Canadian Association – KCA. The Proclamation is a ceremonial document that will be issued and signed by the Mayor on behalf of the City Council that will officially recognize every year, the Kenya Independence Day and contribution of Kenyan Canadians to the City of Brampton.

The inaugural flag raising event will be graced by various political and community leaders including Federal Members of Parliament, Members of Provincial Parliament as well as Regional and Municipal Councillors in the Greater Toronto Area. The Kenya High Commission in Canada is also expected to send a representative to this groundbreaking ceremony which is the first such event in Canada.

“This is a great achievement and a milestone not just to the Kenyans living in Canada but to Kenya as a country. We are so proud to have a Canadian Government recognize, for the first time, the contributions of Kenyans in this Country. This is a very significant step towards getting integrated with other larger communities which form part of the immigrant Canadian Society.” said Ephraim Mwaura, the President of Kenyan Canadian Association – KCA

“Kenyan Canadian Association is a federal not-for-profit organization that seeks to address the issues affecting Canadians of Kenyan origin while assisting newcomers to settle and make a positive contribution in the society as they endeavor to achieve their goals. KCA also focuses on implementing programs and offering services to newcomers, low-income families, visible minorities and communities of African descent or origin residing in Canada to improve their personal well-being and social-economic status. Our programs include Women & Gender, Health, Newcomer Settlement, Sports & Recreation, Socio-Economic Empowerment, Youth Outreach, Arts & Culture and Education & Career.” Mwaura added.

In the photo: Front, kneeling from left: Federal MP Brampton North Hon. Ruby Sahota, Wards 2 & 6 City Councillor Doug Whillans and Mayor of Brampton His Worship Patrick Brown with Kenyan Canadians during the annual Heart Lake Run and Climate Action Festival organized by Kenyans in Brampton on June 8th 2019.

Ephraim Mwaura President Kenyan Canadian Association – KCA Brampton, Ontario Canada Telephone: +1 647 706 3604 Email: info@kcacanada.org Website: http://www.kcacanada.org Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn @kcacanada

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