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June 20, 2006
Media Advisory - Sunrise ceremony and flag raising for National Aboriginal Day
  
Councillor Jane Pitfield will join Elder Alex Jacobs, members of the Aboriginal community, and the public in a sunrise ceremony followed by a flag raising to mark National Aboriginal Day.

Date: Wednesday, June 21
Time: 5:30 a.m.
Location: Podium Roof, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

National Aboriginal Day -- June 21 -- was declared by the Government of Canada in 1996 to celebrate the contribution of Aboriginal peoples to Canadian society as Canada’s first Peoples and to recognize their different cultures.

The City of Toronto will recognize National Aboriginal Day with a sunrise ceremony to be followed by a flag raising. Flags to be raised include those of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, the Métis Nation, and Nunavut, the first aboriginal Territory in Canada.

For information about National Aboriginal Day events visit http://www.toronto.ca/diversity and click on the link to National Aboriginal Day.


Media contacts:

Mae Maracle
City Manager’s Office
416-392-5583

Priscilla Cranley
City Manager’s Office
416-392-0372

Nancy Macsween
Protocol Services
416-392-4674


 

 

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