Charmaine Williams and Kevin Yarde honored
At the 2019 Black History Month KickOff
@ The West Tower Conservatory
With Kim Shelley on the mic, Paul Ade acknowledges Mayor Brown for his progressive efforts towards the Black community.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Greetings was delivered by MP Sonia-Sidhu, MPP Amarjot Sandhu also brought message from Premier Doug Ford
Kim Shelley Receives BHM Proclamation for the community from the Mayor and some members of the Brampton City Council
L to R: – Paul Ade, and Member of Provincial Parliament Kevin Yarde
Our Heroes Honored
L to R:- Paul Ade, Andria Thompson, Councillor Charmaine Williams, & Kim Shelley
Special Flag Presentation
The kickoff event was officially hosted by Kimberlee Shelley, District Manager of the Black Women Honors and Empowerment in Brampton. A special flag presentation was made to the City of Brampton through Mayor Patrick Brown. The presentation was led by Kimberlee Shelley and other executives of Black Women Honors and Empowerment, Rahel Appiagyei-David, Stella Alize-ele, Janice Pettiford, Paul Ade, and Andria Thompson.
Special Presentation of Flag to the City of Brampton by the Executives of BWHE
Head-shot Picture of the Black History Month Kickoff event
While a special greeting message from the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau was read and presented by MP Sonia Sidhu, MPP Amarjot Sandhu also delivered a special greeting message from the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford. Community leaders and dignitaries present at this kickoff event include Members of Brampton City Council, Peel Police, and Brampton Fire Department.
Leadership By Example
L to R – Garnett Manning, Frances Bradshaw, and Daphne Gabriel
Mayor Patrick Brown, MPP Kevin Yarde, and Councillor Charmaine Williams takes picture with the Executives of the Black Women Honors & Empowerment
More To Come
The kickoff event is one of several black history months events happening in the city. The City of Brampton is running 2 additional events in the month of February. Both the “Taste of Black History Month” on Friday, February 22, and the “Closing Event” on Thursday, February 28, 2019. These events were made possible by the Mayor and the City Council. Other organizations in partnership and co-hosting these and other events with the city are BCAN Peel, Free For All Foundation, United Achievers Community Services Inc., Bringing Talents to Life and Black Women Honors and Empowerment. There will be Free refreshments, vendor booths, kids activities, a special Viola Desmond 10$ Bill exchange, along with stage performances that will include dance, poetry, spoken word, and music, along with a special officer recognition of Deputy Chief Marc Andrews, and Ingrid Berkeley at the Mayor’s Black History Award Ceremony.
Mayor Patrick Brown delivering his Keynote speech at the BHM Kickoff
Mayor Patrick Brown takes picture with some of the Peel Police officers
Mayor Brown and Councillor Williams with Brampton Fire Service Officers
Mayor Patrick Brown, Councillor Charmaine Williams, and other Council members