June 21 proclaimed National Indigenous Peoples Day in Amherst
June 21 has been proclaimed National Indigenous Peoples Day in the Town of Amherst by Mayor David Kogon.
"The town believes it is beneficial for all Canadians to recognize the contributions of Inuit, First Nations and Metis people in Canada’s development,” Kogon said as he signed the proclamation on June 15.
A large crowd gathered in the small park in front of the Cumberland YMCA on June 11 to participate in the kickoff to Pride Week. Several tributes and speeches were made prior to the raising of the Rainbow flag. For a pictorial essay of the event go to: https://spark.adobe.com/page/HGqpdTiEy2eRP/
June 11-16 was proclaimed Pride Week in the Town of Amherst by Mayor David Kogon on June 8.
"Amherst’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning community is a vibrant and proud group within the community at large that has, with its allies, encouraged dialogue as a tool towards an inclusive society that celebrates diversity in the Town of Amherst and surrounding area,” Kogon said after signing the proclamation.
“The LGBTQ community has worked with its allies to make Amherst a safe and positive community for all.
In another move to promote physical activity, Mayor David Kogon has declared June 2-9 National Health and Fitness Week in the Town of Amherst.
"I encourage all residents to increase their participation in recreational sports and fitness as the benefits of engaging in those activities are well documented,” Kogon said on June 1, as he signed a proclamation he hoped would spur people to become more active.
The proclamation comes four days after Amherst town council approved a five-year Active Transportation Plan it hopes will encourage residents to walk and cycle more. The proclamation also supports the federal government’s efforts to get Canadians to become fitter.