African Union flag will fly at Queen’s Park on Global Africa Day

By Stephen Weir

Africa Day
Glabal Africa Day

This afternoon, (Thursday, May 25th), Global Africa Day will be celebrated with a special flag-waving ceremony at Queen’s Park. In honour of this occasion, an African Union flag will be raised, providing the African diaspora with an opportunity to commemorate their African heritage and foster stronger connections with the African continent.

Dignitaries including MPPs and City Councillors from the Province of Ontario will help raise the flag and deliver speeches during the ceremony. The event will also include the participation of the African, Caribbean, Central, and South American Diplomatic Corps, as well as prominent community and corporate leaders.

This event not only commemorates Global Africa Day but also marks the 60th anniversary of the African Union. Furthermore, it celebrates the 11th anniversary of the 6th Region Declaration, which was proclaimed on May 25, 2012, by the Heads of State of the African Union.

The ceremony will take place at Queen’s Park, on the lawn of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, (111 Wellesley St W). It will commence at 11:30 am and is expected to conclude by 2:30 pm. This joyful occasion promises to be a testament to the unity and cultural richness of Africa and its Ontario diaspora.