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PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS on October 7, 2010 the Provincial government passed Bill 103 and proclaimed the Italian Heritage Month Act;
 
WHEREAS June 2011 has been declared the first Italian Heritage Month, coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy;
 
WHEREAS Canadians of Italian descent have contributed towards the growth and development of our towns and cities through the arts, music, religion, education, architecture, medicine, law to name a few;
 
WHEREAS the history of the Toronto Catholic District School Board is rich in Italian traditions and culture, as seen through our diverse school communities that provide opportunities to celebrate the contributions of Italian Canadians to our daily lives;
 
NOW THEREFORE, we, on behalf of the Toronto Catholic District School Board, do hereby proclaim June  as "Italian Canadian Heritage Month" in the Toronto Catholic District School Board.