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Posted On Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Juneteenth commemorates a significant moment in the fight to end slavery in the United States, when the Emancipation Proclamation was enforced in Texas on June 19, 1865. Also known as Freedom Day, Juneteenth has long been celebrated by African American communities and recently became an American federal holiday.
This day is an opportunity for Canadians to also reflect on the history and legacy of slavery in our nation. In the midst of celebrating culture and resilience, may...

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Posted On Monday, June 17, 2024

** The council summary below provides a snapshot of the major items presented at Monday’s council meeting. The council meeting webcast is available on the City of Waterloo YouTube page . Please refer to the minutes for an official record of the meeting.
Phase 2 of Eby Farm Playground to add accessible and inclusive play elements
In May 2023 the City of Waterloo opened the first phase of the new Eby Farm Playground in Waterloo Park, the first accessible...

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Posted On Sunday, June 16, 2024

The joyous festival of Eid al-Adha is an important celebration for Muslims across the world. This symbolic religious event occurs over 3 days during the last month of the Islamic calendar following the end of the Hajj pilgrimage, a sacred journey to Mecca for many.
Muslims share meaningful traditions of prayer, food and gratitude through giving of gifts with family, friends and loved ones. It is also customary to perform the Qurbani, the ritual sacrifice of an animal, with...

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Posted On Monday, June 03, 2024

** The council summary below provides a snapshot of the major items presented at Monday's council meeting. The council meeting webcast is available on the  City of Waterloo YouTube page . Please refer to the minutes for an official record of the meeting.
Council recognizes Pride month and Indigenous History Month
Council opened Monday’s meeting by recognizing Pride Month, noting that Pride is a time to recognize and celebrate Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay,...

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Posted On Monday, June 03, 2024

The City of Waterloo and the Age Friendly Multi-Agency Committee are pleased to announce this year’s Senior of the Year is Jassy Narayan.
Jassy was a founding member of Focus for Ethnic Women, an organization in Waterloo created to train immigrant women for the workplace. She provided supervision to Social Work students doing placements at the Multicultural Centre and has offered workshops at WLU’s Faculty of Social Work on making the profession more inclusive.
Over...

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