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International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination features entertainment, booths, speakers

York Regional Police is inviting the public to the free event in Markham on April 3
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York Regional Police, in partnership with the community, is proud to host our community commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Sunday, April 3, 2022.

The event theme this year is Together We Are More. It will take place at the Crystal Fountain Event Venue in Markham, located at 60 McDowell Gate, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

This year’s event will feature community booths, diverse musical and artistic performances and guest speakers.

The day is an opportunity for our community partners to join with us in a celebration of our diversity and to collectively reaffirm our commitment to the eradication of prejudice and all forms of discrimination.

Artistic performances are expected from the Biindigen Healing and Arts Sacred Spirit Dancers, Northern Legs Southern Fists, the Irish Dance Studio, Nirkoda Israeli Dancers of Toronto and Niro Dance Creations.

In 1966, the United Nations declared March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The declaration was intended to increase awareness around the issues of racism and discrimination.

Canada became one of the first countries to formally recognize the declaration when it proclaimed the day in 1989.

“York Regional Police is proud to be able to host this special cultural event in person once again,” said Chief Jim MacSween. “We are looking forward to connecting with members of our community during this celebration.”

For more information, contact the York Regional Police Special Events Unit by email at or by phone at 905-717-8352.