My Special Events Diary

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VACATIONS –  SPECIAL EVENTS – CELEBRATIONS,

SUMMER FUN!

 

 

TACCA STEEL ORCHESTRA

The Thornhill African Caribbean Canadian Association (TACCA) playing at the Vaughan City Hall for Black History Month

 

The Thornhill African Caribbean Canadian Association TACCA) is a non-profit multicultural, multiracial organization which consists of members from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities from Canada and all the Caribbean Islands.  The group is also cross generational with members  from sixteen to over eighty.

 

TACCA Steelband Workshops

 

 

ENJOYING MOTHER’S DAY WITH THE BOYS

It was a rainy mother’s day but still lots of fun

 

At the NACCA Gala

 

 

THE YORK REGIONAL POLICE APPRECIATION GALA 

Taking time to do a photo up with a member of the YRP and the CEO of TACCA

 

ENJOYING THE EVENING AT THE LA PETITE MUSICALE 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

 

 

At the La Petite Musical Event with my name sake Shirley, wife of the President of the TACCA Association

 

La Petit Musicale closed the show with the signature folk song “Mangoes” by the founder, the late Olive Walk.

CITY OF VAUGHAN VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION AWARDS CEREMONY

 

It was a memorable night when I received The Mayor’s Award in recognition for my contribution to the City of Vaughan

 

 

ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION EVENT

TACCA participated in the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Annual Event hosted by the YRP

The entertainment and exhibitions reflected the rich cultural diversity of Canada.

Shirley Hendrickson, my namesake and myself organized the booth for the event

 

Chief of Police, Shirley Hendrickson and myself took time to smile for the camera when The Chief of Police of the YRP visited our booth

 

CITY OF VAUGHAN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Attended Vaughan’s International Women’s Day Breakfast which was both inspiring and empowering

 

TACCA SEWING WORKSHOPS

TACCA’s Sewing Workshop in progress

http://www.quiricosewingtutorial.com/

 

TACCA’S SUMMER OUTING TO AMHERSTBURG MUSEUM IN ONTARIO

 

 

Outside the AME Church in Amherstburg Ontario

 

The entire TACCA group took time off for a picture with the York Regional Police who escorted us to the museum

 

Waiting with my cousin to visit the museum

 

TACCA’S SUMMER OUTING TO UNCLE TOM’S CABIN

 

A VERY SPECIAL DAY

MY GRANDSON’S GRADUATION

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. ”

                                                 Anatole France

CLASS OF 2017

My favourite picture of my grandson in the opening “Pomp & Circumstances walking to join his class.  I felt so emotional.  They grow up so fast.

Receiving his diploma

Oops! shoelaces got undone.

 

My daughter Denise, and my grandson on his graduation day

 

With my grandson on his graduation day.

 

Taking a picture with my two grandson

 

MUSKOKA TRIP 

Went on a fabulous trip to Muskoka.

Enjoying the day in Muskoka

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATIONS

Attended the Black History Month event by the York Regional Police, they are promoting a very positive outreach in the community. Our organization TACCA work closely with the YRP to promote positive relations within the community. Our children will benefit from this liaison.

 

 

 

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER

The annual church Christmas dinner at the Hilton Hotel.  It was all bling,  good food and enjoyable entertainment.

 

F A M  I L Y   M A T T E R S

My third grandson loving his Thomas Train.

 

One of my favourite pictures – “Catching Bubbles” 

 

 

Loving it with Mommy!

The Three Musketeers

 

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Watching his mother preparing dinner

 

SPECIAL ADDITION

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The world stopped spinning, everything went on the back burner, all else became insignificant. when the prince made his entrance at 10:30 am on  August 19th., 2016 and everything paled in comparison to this bundle of joy.

My third grandson!

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We know that when family matters all other matters will fall into their proper place.

 

TACCA 11th.,  ANNIVERSARY GALA

TACCA Anniversary Gala

Thornhill African Caribbean Canadian Association (TACCA) held their 11th Anniversary Gala on Saturday. I am very happy to say I am now a member of this organization. They have implemented many programs for the youths including a Scholarship Awards Program as they believe educating our youths should be societies top priority. Five scholarships were awarded on Saturday night to students. TACCA work in partnership with the York Regional Police.

 

ORO-MEDONTE

The African Canadian Association together with the Vaughan Regional Police organized an eventful day visiting Black Historical Sites at Oro-Medonte

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The African Canadian Association (TACA) Group Picture of the trip to Oro Medonte – Yours Truly was the designated photographer – not in picture.

 

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A RAINY PICNIC

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In spite of torrential rain we all had an enjoyable time at the picnic. It only goes to show attitude is everything and circumstances and situations have no power to dictate our lives.

 

AT THE JERK FEST!

 

Caribbean Jerk Fest

 

 

Caribbean Jerk Fest

Enjoying the summer, even if some days are super hot.  I went to the Jerk Festival on the weekend and had a super, duper time.

Had my fill of jerk chicken, corn and all that good stuff.

 

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Independence Square Jouvet Morning

 

Carnival Tuesday

 

At the Shopping Mall in Trinidad & Tobago

 

MEMORIES OF CUBA

Cuba is an amazing country to visit, the warmth and hospitality of the people is only surpassed by their generosity

Enjoying the likes of Cuba with my grandson

 

Taking a horse and buggy ride in Cuba with my daughter

 

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Horse and buggy is the normal mode of transport in Cuba.

fun in the sun

Taking in the sites in Santiago

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On the beach in Holiguin with my grandsons

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