My Special Events Diary

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VACATIONS – EVENTS – CELEBRATIONS, HOLIDAY EVENTS

SUMMER FUN!

 

 

ENJOYING MOTHER’S DAY WITH THE BOYS

 

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

 

 

NEW MARKET AFRICAN CARIBBEAN CANADIAN ASSOCIATION 1st ANNIVERSARY AWARDS GALA 

The Mayor of New Market awarded Scholarships to students in recognition of their dedication and hardwork.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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 Event hosted by the YRP it was an enjoyable event. The entertainment reflected the rich diversity of Canada.

TCB at the event

 

One of the many talented performers at the event

 

 

 

STEELBAND CLASSES

 

TACCA’S Steelband Classes

 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

 

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

 

 

 

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 to visit the museum

 

 

 

 

TACCA’S OUTING TO UNCLE TOM’S CABIN

 

TACCA and friends cozying up to the cameras

 

 

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.

 

A proud mother

 

 

A doting grandmother

 

A great day
Cosying up for the camera

 

 

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

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAXWELL

TWO YEARS OLD!

 

Celebrating his second birthday with Thomas

 

 

 

 

YOUR FIRST MILESTONE

Already One Year Old: 

He enjoyed his first birthday

Loving it with Mommy!

The special addition package which arrived in August is now seven months old and cute as cute can be.  Here he is posing for a picture with his two brothers and loving the camera.

 

 

My Gorgeous Grandson, he just makes my day.  I can’t believe he is already three months.  He is a precious handful, he still keeps his mother up at nights, but he is beginning to wind down.  He sleeps more now and is a little less demanding … sometimes.   Love him to bits.

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Watching his mother preparing dinner

SPECIAL ADDITION

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The world stopped spinning, everything is on the back burner, my fashion blog is being neglected, all else is insignificant. The Prince made his arrival at 10:30 am this morning and everything pales in comparison to this bundle of joy. My grandson!

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I want to thank my family and friends for sharing your kind sentiments on the birth of my grandson. We know that when family matters all other matters will fall into their proper place.  I trust life brings you joy happiness now and always. God Bless.

 

 

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.

 

END OF SUMMER DINNER

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I attended an end of summer dinner on Saturday. The food was excellent and was only matched by the the talented entertainment that followed. I attempted to video tape the gifted dancer’s rendition of the “butterfly” only to discover at the end of the dance that while my camera was turned on the video was not activated. I’m heart broken that I was unable to capture this magnificent dance.

 

 

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

 

In Woodford Square

 

At the Shopping Mall

 

 

 

 

MEMORIES OF CUBA

Cuba is an amazing country to visit, the warmth and hospitality of the people is  so amazing.

 

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.

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Taking in the sites in Santiago

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On the beach in Holiguin with my grandsons

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