Bob Marley Day

Mayor-Tory-Proclamation

Bob Marley Day

February 6, 2015

WHEREAS each year on February 6, we honour the legacy of Robert (Bob) Nesta Marley, an influential musician, advocate for human rights and international ambassador of peace.

His early career began with friends, the legendary Wailers, “Bob Marley and the Wailers.” His music captivated people of all cultures, broke music barriers and helped introduce reggae music to the world.

Bob Marley became one of the greatest ambassadors of peace the world has seen. He used music to tear down the walls of apartheid and promoted African unity, culture and world peace both at home and internationally, with songs like One Love and Africa Unite. Today, his music continues to be loved by many and is instantly recognized around the world.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor John Tory, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim February 6, 2015 as “Bob Marley Day” in the City of Toronto.

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Toronto to mark Bob Marley Day February 6

2015 will mark the 24th year of the Bob Marley Day Proclamation and Award Ceremony in Toronto, and Friday’s event at City Hall will be staged in the spirit of the late singer, whose message of unity and peace has touched the lives of many worldwide. Odel Johnson, Lead Coordinator of the Bob Marley Day Awards, says this year will be even more special, as Marley would’ve turned 70 years old. Past winners include Mayor John Tory, Councillor Joe Mihevc, and G987′s President Fitzroy Gordon. The Friday events will be followed up with a tribute concert on Saturday, February 7 at the Mod Club Theatre, and Johnson says proceeds will go to the Wild Cane Community Centre in St. Ann, Jamaica, the place where both Johnson and Marley were born. The funds will support self-sustaining programs at the centre, such as education, sports, organic farming and youth empowerment. Johnson hopes the initiatives in Jamaica will help inspire communities in Toronto and around the world, in consistency with the virtues of unity and harmony.

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John Tory 2015 Bob Marley Day