MONTREAL, Oct. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Michael Applebaum, Mayor of the
Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (CDN-NDG) borough, and Marvin Rotrand,
Councillor for the Snowdon district accompanied by Montréal Mayor Gérald
Tremblay, will pay tribute to Rosemary Brown by officially opening the park
that has borne her name since 2005.
Rosemary Brown, Canada's first black woman elected to public office, was
a pioneer and a feminist, fighting for human rights. She fought throughout her
life for women's and workers' rights and to promote equality of all people.
Rosemary Brown died in 2003, at age 72.
What: Official opening of Rosemary-Brown Park
Where: Rosemary-Brown Park (next to the park chalet)
Avenue McLynn, at Vézina
When: Tuesday, October 2, 5 p.m.
Who: Dr. William Brown and family
Gérald Tremblay, Mayor of Montréal
Lawrence S. Bergman, MNA, D'Arcy-McGee
Michael Applebaum, Mayor of the CDN-NDG borough
Marvin Rotrand, Councillor for the Snowdon district
Noel-Patrick Brady, Honorary Jamaican Consul
Janet Smith, President, Caribbean Pioneer Women of Canada
For further information:
For further information: Josianne Wilson, (514) 868-3235; Jocelyne
Bouchard, (514) 868-5288, Communications Co-ordinators, CDN-NDG borough