The Gleaner NA July Special Edition

24 JAMAICANS IN Canada organised a four-month-long series of activities to mark the island’s 60th anniversary of Independence under the theme ‘Reigniting a Nation for Greatness’. The celebrations kick off with an Independence church cervice at Faith Sanctuary in Toronto on July 31 and culminate on October 21, with Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation’s ‘Jamrock’ gala. Other activities include a BobMarley exhibition in May; flag-raising ceremonies; 5K Jam-Walk and brunch; illumination of the Niagara Falls; gospel concert; film screening; fashion shows and food festivals. The Jamaica 60 activities in Canada were officially launched at the Toronto Event Centre in March, followed by a Jamaica 60 Canada church service at the Praise Cathedral Worship Centre Church in Mississauga. Celebratory activities across Canada are being spearheaded by High Commissioner of Jamaica to Canada Sharon Miller and Consul General Lincoln Downer. Marley exhibition to celebrate Jamaica 60 in Canada Marley THE WEEKLY GLEANER | JULY 25 - OCTOBER 21, 2022 | | FEATURE