African Heritage Month
- Published: Wednesday, 10 February 2021 12:41
At the February 9, 2021 Council Meeting the Town of Berwick proclaimed February to be African Heritage Month in the Town of Berwick.
On February 10, 2021 Berwick resident and grade six student, Hannah Huntley raised the Pan African flag in front of the Town of Berwick Town Hall.
This is the first time the flag has flown in front of Town Hall.
- Published: Wednesday, 03 February 2021 11:46
Winter Fun - February 12-19
- Published: Wednesday, 03 February 2021 11:42
Lincoln Alexander Day
- Published: Thursday, 21 January 2021 08:44
Earlier this week, we shared messaging about Martin Luther King Jr Day – a holiday in the United States, celebrating the life and impact of Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
Today, January 21, in Canada is Lincoln Alexander Day.
Lincoln Alexander became the first black Member of Parliament in Canada when he was elected in 1968 (he went on to serve for twelve years!).
He became Canada’s first Black Cabinet Minister, upon his appointment as the federal Minister of Labour (1979-1980) and he topped these remarkable achievements by becoming Canada’s first Black Lieutenant Governor when he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (1985-1991).
Alexander went on to hold many important positions outside of his political career, including being the first chairman of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation.
“[The General] said, ‘. . . you have got a hell of a job because [racism] is all over the place.’ And he is right. But because it is all over the place doesn’t give you the right to sit back and say, ‘well, we can’t try to eradicate it, lessen it.’ I think we have to be in the forefront, and let these people know that it is evil, it is terrible.”
You can learn more about Lincoln Alexander here: https://www.crrf-fcrr.ca/.../25280-canada-1-150-lincoln...
Black Lives Matter.
Martin Luther King Jr Day
- Published: Monday, 18 January 2021 13:24
Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr was an influential, pivotal figure in the modern civil rights movement and his leadership has, and continues to, inspire people globally.
We are taking time today to learn, to listen and look at the work to be done in our community.
Black Lives Matter.
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
- Published: Tuesday, 12 January 2021 10:35