The weather on Saturday, July 15, held up just fine as the Association of Nigerian Community in Milton (ANCiM) celebrated their FREE 4th Annual Picnic. In his goodwill message to the Nigerian Community.
the Premier of Ontario (Doug Ford) weighed in on the immense contributions of Canadian multicultural history and the Nigerian Community in Milton in saying that: “…multicultural organizations such as yours will play a vital role in building strong contributions that exemplify the true Ontario spirit”.
Amongst the Guests were the MPP for Milton, Parm Gill and acting for the Mayor of Milton in bringing greetings from Council was Counsellor Sameera Ali. Officer Jorvana Minic of Halton Police Service and the staff of the Halton District Hospital Milton, were also at the event. The event organized by Volunteers of the Heritage and Social Connections Committee chaired by Edosa Adams-Idode featured lots by Rick Di Lorenzo of fun games, face painting, WiCart instant Booth, great Nigerian cuisines such as jollof rice, suya, music and assorted drinks.
In his goodwill message the President of ANCiM, Mr. Edeigbe stated that “The Association’s primary purpose and role is to support and promote the interests of individuals and Nigerian heritage in Milton through engagements like this”.
The Knights of Columbus Team from Holy Rosary Catholic Church were also present to grill the burgers and hot dogs for the community.
The Nigerian Community in Milton has over 300 vibrant families and business owners in the community. Overall, the picnic event highlighted the Nigerian community partnerships, selflessness and social impact mission – one of the highlights is the ongoing donation to the Milton District Hospital Foundation