“It was definitely a night that will be remembered!” These were just one of the many lines used to describe the hugely successful St.Kitts-Nevis Independence Gala in Toronto, Canada.
On Saturday September 7th Hundreds of Canadian based St.Kitts-Nevis Nationals turned out to the Grand Ballroom at the Toronto Don Valley and Suites on Wynford Drive to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Independence of the federation of St.Kitts Nevis.
Nevis Premier and Leader of the Concerned Citizens Movement Hon. Vance Amory and Deputy Political Leader of the People’s Action Movement Jonel Powell were honoured guests at the Gala event . Amory and Powell led toasts to the federation and were both very well received by the large and appreciative audience.
The event was described as a huge success by organizers.
The Independence Gala was followed by a Church Service on September 19th. The Church Service was equally as successful as again many Nationals turned out to the St. Simon The Apostle Anglican Church on 525 Bloor Street East, Toronto.
The Church Service was held under the theme “A celebration of Independence in Unity” . The featured Message was “A Nation’s Prayer for National Unity” and was very passionately and excitingly delivered by President of the St.Kitts Evangelical Association Bishop Ron Collins.
In a release issued by the organizers they expressed thanks to all that supported and helped to organize and make the events successful.
The release read in part:
“We are very thankful and humbled by all who supported our Independence Gala and Church Service.
Thank you for coming and celebrating Independence 30, we trust that you had an enjoyable time and we look forward to your continued support.
To our honored guests, Hon Vance Amory, Mr. Jonel Powell and Bishop Ron Collins, again we say thank you for your attendance. To Hon. Vance Amory and Mr. Powell We truly enjoyed your company and also the toasts to our Great Nation. And to Bishop Collins your message was as exciting as it was inspiring.
To our performers, thank you again for making the gala event entertaining. Your input contributed to the overall success of the Gala.
We are also grateful to those who assisted by selling tickets, setting up the room and also our many private donors. Without your contribution, these celebrations would not have been the huge success that it was.”
The SKNAT St.Kitts-Nevis Association of Toronto was established in 1970 in order to promote Unity among nationals of St.Kitts and Nevis, their descendants and relatives.