The Ghanaian-Canadian Association of Ontario (GCAO) in collaboration with the City of Toronto on Saturday 4th May organized its 1st annual Spring Cleaning Initiative. The cleanup took place at the Chalk Farm Park, 2230 Jane Street, North York.The participants were not put off by the unfavorable weather that day, but converged in their numbers to take part in the project. The cleaning supplies were provided by the City of Toronto. The participants were then divided into groups as they sang, danced as they engaged in the cleanup with enthusiasm. The community spirit of giving back to the City of Toronto was on display as they scoured the park and its environs way up to the area around the Manse of the Ghana Calvary Methodist United Church.
The community members who took part in the 1st annual spring initiative included a large number of our youth, members of some community associations, pastors, Nananom, and Consulate staff led by Consul General Thomas Seshie as well the versatile Ghanaian News team. City Councilor Anthony Perruza in his speech to the community members after the cleanup thanked them for their laudableinitiative and also spoke about his migration from Italy as a child with his parents and how he tapped into the opportunities here and he is now a City Councilor. He said others have occupied positions in other levels of government and the private sector. He pledged to support the Ghanaian community to achieve its aims.
Ghana’s Consul General Thomas Seshie gave thumps up to the community members for their great participation. Mr. Emmanuel Duodu, President of GCAO was very much elated with the attendance and offered his appreciation to all the participants after which refreshments were provided by GCAO.