Toronto, January 31, 2018. The Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association in Toronto (CCFA- Toronto) organized this Saturday a cultural event to celebrate the 165th anniversary of our National Hero José Martí.
Elizabeth Hill, President of the CCFA on her welcome speech, referred to the significance of José Martí and its impact on the history of Cuba. The special guest was professor George Elliott Clarke, who served as the Canadian Parliamentary poet Laureate from 2016 to 2017. This poet highlighted that José Martí is one of the most outstanding figure of Latin America and the world. The event was also attended by the well-recognized intellectual Keith Ellis, among others friends of Cuba who paid tribute to our National Hero through writings of the Apostle.
The Consul General of Cuba, Tania López Larroque thanked those presents for their solidarity and referred that this year there will be many important commemorations for our country, such as the 165th anniversary of Jose Marti birth, the 150th Anniversary of the beginning of the Wars of Independence and 65th anniversary of Cuartel Moncada. She explained coinciding with this commemoration in Toronto, In Havana our younger generations joined in the traditional March of Torches, and that the morning of January 28th it will be unveiled a unique reproduction of the equestrian monument of the National Hero donated by the Bronx Museum to our country.
Consulate General of Cuba in Toronto