Media Advisory - Mayor David Miller celebrates Black History Month



    TORONTO, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - 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 www.toronto.ca/blackhistory.

    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.

                     Visit our website at www.toronto.ca
    





For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Toronto Parks, Forestry and
Recreation Media Hotline, (416) 560-8726


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