Proclamation - Hispanic Heritage Month, October 2023

Event: Hispanic Heritage Month 
Date: October 2023 

Whereas the Government of Ontario has proclaimed the month of October as Hispanic Heritage Month in Ontario; and

Whereas Ontario is home to more than 400,000 first, second, and third generation Canadians of Hispanic origin; and

Whereas the Hispanic Community is one of the fastest growing in Ontario; and

Whereas Northumberland County is home to a flourishing Hispanic population; and

Whereas Northumberland County Council recognizes the contributions of a thriving immigrant community to a strong and vibrant Northumberland County; and

Whereas the Northumberland Hispanic Cultural Club (NHCC) is aimed at supporting the Hispanic community as well as educating people on the diversity of the Hispanic culture and traditions in Northumberland County; and

Whereas NHCC is organizing a series of virtual events in Northumberland County in order to promote and celebrate Hispanic Heritage month;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved That I, Warden Mandy Martin, on behalf of Northumberland County Council, do hereby proclaim the month of October, 2023 as ‘Hispanic Heritage Month’ in Northumberland County, and encourage all citizens to learn more about Hispanic culture by partaking in community events; and

Further Be It Resolved That a copy of this resolution be sent to the Northumberland Hispanic Cultural Club, the Honourable David Piccini (Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks and MPP for Northumberland—Peterborough South), MP Philip Lawrence (Northumberland—Peterborough South), and the seven member municipalities.”

Dated this 20th day of September, 2023