Updated 11.10.2022 @ 10:43 – NEW DATE FOR EVENT *Date change from November 10, 22022 to new date November 25, 2022
(TO.ON. VLPress 11.4.2022 @ 06:30 EST) It was in the 1950s when Canada’s Negros began to be called ‘Black.’ Up until that time, Negro or Coloured was the identity used by today’s ‘Blacks.’ The same was for our veterans.”This Remembrance, we honour our veterans in their name.” says Kerry Ann Thomas, publicist and member for the Black Veteran Affairs.
On November 25, 2022 inside the Royal Canadian Military Institute will be held the African Canadian Veterans Ball with doors opening at 6:00pm. The event commences at 6:30pm with the Veterans Village Auction. At the auction, participants get an opportunity to view the proposal presentation and bid their way to Canadian history by bidding for sections of the proposal for the Negro Veterans Village.
Developers, builders, project mangers, stakeholders and other partners are called on to join us in making Canadian history with the Negro Village multi-family mixed-use dwelling development. To house Entrepreneurs, under served families and those battling mental health along with the historic monument, wall and garden honouring Negro veterans and soldiers.
Veterans such as the late Judge Stanley Grizzle, Judge George Carter, Leonard Braithwaite are few of the many names that will be featured on the veterans wall. “Carter, who served in the Canadian Army from 1944 to 1945, is a founding member of the Toronto Negro Veterans,” writes the Osgoode Hall Law School website.
The United Negro Improvement Association hall at 355 College St was founded by the Jamaican nationalist Marcus Garvey “was the gathering place of the Black community at the time,” Ms. Linda Carter said. Daughter of the later Judge George Carter. “That was the only place to go.”
This year, we seek to ensure more creative and safe spaces for people of the African diaspora and Veterans of Colour. We embark towards our goal to construct a multi-family dwelling to honour Negro veterans. As an historic project for Canada, this event compliments the United Nations Decade for the People of the African Diaspora. Supporters of this Canadian identity, history, and veterans are invited to add their name to this historic project.
The finished product for this project shall include the veterans monument, wall, and garden engraved with the names of Negro veterans and the names of supporters who attend the Veterans Ball on November 25, 2022.
“Every ticket holder and donation is going to be part of the finished project” says Kerry Ann Thomas, organizer for the event.
Tickets are available on Eventbrite. Guests can purchase individual tickets or group tickets for staff, team, youths, cadets, seniors and other veterans. VIP advance tickets is extended to November 18, 2022. General ticket sales closes November 21, 2022. (updated 11.11.22)
All participants in this historic initiative are trailblazers. Immortalized as part of Canadian history and legacy for generations beyond. The event welcomes veteran supporters of all backgrounds and will feature a special Commonwealth commemoration to the late Queen Elizabeth II and a welcome tribute to King Charles III.
Participants for this event also have the option to solidify their advanced sponsorship, partnership or attendance for the 2023 and 2024 Remembrance Ceremony.
Candidates in the recent 2022 Municipal, victory or loss, have an opportunity post election to continue serving Toronto. Being present and participating in this historic initiative allows Candidates to attach their names to a project that honours Veterans of Colour. Missing this event is missing out on a piece of Canadian history. It is a magnificent campaign appreciation event for Candidates and their team for all their hard work.
Elected Candidates and politicians from all levels of government are welcome to submit a written greeting message for the event brochure along with video message for the event. Hashtags can be used on social media #NegroVeterans #VeteransLivesMatterCA #MentalHealth #VeteranMentalHealth #WeRemember #LestWeForget. Congratulations to all Candidates in the 2022 Municipal Elections.
Subscribers for The Reset Community receive 10% discount to the 2022 African Canadian Veterans Ball.
Be connected with a positive initiative for Canadians and the Commonwealth. Extend your legacy in Canadian history.
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(Photos L-R:) Kerry Ann Thomas and Judge Stanley G. Grizzle – Canadian Veteran, Kerry Ann Thomas with Hon. Judge George Carter Canadian Veteran. Hon. Judge George Carter at the Peel Art Museum and Archives holding a photo of Canadian veteran from Black Veteran Affairs on display at PAMA.