All roads led to Brampton on Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day Cup in Brampton

Brampton laid down a large road map for the citizens to mark Emancipation Day.  All roads led to Ontario’s fourth largest city last Monday.

There was an early morning flag raising ceremony last Monday followed by a brand new soccer event. The First Annual Brampton Emancipation Cup, founded by community activist Dewitt Lee, was held in Emancipation Park on Dixie Road.

Alas, the first winner of this new Cup match between Toronto and Brampton has not yet been announced.

Next event on that busy Monday was the Brampton’s Black, African and Caribbean Social, Cultural and Economic Empowerment & Anti-Black Racism Unit’s Passing the Torch Awards. It’s a new recognition program that brings together Black youth and trailblazers, and symbolizes the passing of knowledge and paths to success.

” To bridge the gap between the generations, the Unit is introducing the Passing the Torch Awards, which acknowledges Black young achievers who are making a positive change in the community,” said Gwyn Chapman, a senior adviser with the city’s Anti-Black Racism Unit.

The day ended with a Food Truck Festival in the Emancipation Park.