Saturday 11 November 2017

Governor General To Speak This Evening in Brampton

Media Alert

It is happening this evening:  36th Independence Anniversary Celebration and Donations for Barbuda The Antigua and Barbuda Association of Toronto (ABAT) celebrates the 36th Independence Anniversary of the twin Island state of Antigua and Barbuda. 
This year’s celebration is appropriately held under the theme “UNITE TO REBUILD”. Special guest and keynote speaker will be the Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda, His Excellency Sir Rodney Williams. The Gala will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017; 6:00pm; at the Pearson Convention Centre, 2638 Steeles Ave E., Brampton (at Airport Road).
Entertainment will be provided by the Kuttin Eddge Band, live and direct from Antigua. The band boasts some of Antigua’s most talented musicians who are viewed as one the island’s top entertainment acts. Co-hosting the event will be The Rhyming Chef (Philman George), a certified chef and an accomplished MC. He was born in Canada and both of his parents are from the island of Barbuda which was devastated by Hurricane Irma. An all-inclusive vacation for two (2) to Starfish Jolly Beach Resort and Spa in Antigua onboard Sunwing Airlines, is sponsored by Sunwing Travel Group. 
Based on official assessments and reports, 95% of properties in Barbuda were damaged as a result of Hurricane Irma. The entire population was promptly evacuated to Antigua following Hurricane Irma and just prior to Hurricanes Jose and Maria. 
Relief Efforts are ongoing to help sustain the recovery process. Financial donations can be made through pledges at the event or to The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Relief Fund that is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable entity under registration number 889758579RR0001. 
The account is set up with Royal Bank of Canada. Deposits can be made at any Branch. Transit 06402 Account # 1005040. Tax receipts for deposits in excess of $20 can be issued by providing proof of deposit, with Name and Mailing Address. 
E-mail to or mail to: Antigua & Barbuda Association of Toronto; P.O. Box 6, Station F; Toronto. Ontario M4Y 2L4. Eric Delfish, Public Relations Officer, ABAT, 416 570 5002