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January 30, 2007
Mayor David Miller celebrates Black History Month
Mayor David Miller will launch Black History Month with the unveiling of the eighth poster in the Contributions of African Canadians series. The poster entitled Inspiration! will recognize the contributions of the Black francophone community to Canadian culture since the 1600s. The event will include live music by Groupe Cora, featuring Justine Gogoua.

Date: Thursday, February 1
Time: 6 p.m. (reception); 6:45 p.m. (opening remarks)
Location: St. Lawrence Hall, 157 King St. W.

Since 1993, City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation has commemorated the achievements of Canadians of African descent with the poster series. Each poster profiles the contributions of Canadians of African descent, past and present, who have distinguished themselves in diverse endeavours.

For more information about Black History Month celebrations in Toronto, visit htp://

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of more than 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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