Chair of the African Union Sixth Region USA, Dr. Queen Blessing Itua celebrates GLOBAL AFRICA DAY in Canada with the African Union Commissioner, Directors from the Headquarters-Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; African Union Sixth Region Canada; etc.
The African Union sixth Canada family welcomes Dr. Queen Blessing Itua, Chair of the African Union Sixth Region USA to the annual African Union Sixth Region Canada Flag Raising event on May 23, 2019 at Queen’s Park, Toronto.
African Day celebration continued till May 25 – the usual day for the African Day celebration with LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST to celebrate Diaspora heritage and culture. The event recognizes and celebrates the tenacity and triumphs of people of African Descent and their contribution to the advancement of humanity and the building of nations; as well as highlight and promote the goals and objectives of the African Union through the eight commissions.
Keynote Speaker: H.E. PROF. SARAH AGBOR, (Commissioner, Human Resources, Science and Technology, African Union Commission)
Dr. Queen Blessing was a Speaker at the Flag Raising ceremony.
Other Speakers include Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, The Hon. Ted Arnott,
Kyeretwie Osei, The Citizens & Diaspora Directorate (CIDO), African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Consulate General of Jamaica, Mr. Lloyd Wilks Agunda Beode; etc.
Dr. Queen Blessing was also a Panelist at the Leadership Breakfast.
Other Panelists at the Leadership Breakfast are
The Honorable Dr. Jean Augustine, a Grenadian-Canadian educational administrator, advocate for social justice, and politician/one of the first two Black Canadian women elected to the House of Commons.
Adeola Olubamiji – The Nigerian who Becomes First Black Woman Bag A Ph.D In Biomedical Engineering From A Canadian Varsity, etc.
There were also Pastor Dr. Beatrice Njenga and Dr. Monica, Directors; Angela Odai, CIDO, All from Africa Union Headquarters. There were also representation from the African, the Caribbean, Central and South American Diplomatic Corps, community, and cooperate leaders.
It was indeed a wonderful experience to be a part of the Africa Day Celebration this year in Canada; which took place on May 23-25, celebration started in Toronto, continued in Ottawa with the Diplomats and back to Ontario. Africa Day celebration is the time Africans in Diaspora come together to celebrate our African heritage and Culture. It was a blessing to witness the flag raising at the Queen’s Park in Toronto and to be a Speaker at this special event.
The African Union Commissioner was the keynote speaker and she was simply amazing – the #AU Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, H.E Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor.
Read the Commissioner’s powerful speech on the link below