“Bob Marley Day” Declared By Rob Ford

“Bob Marley Day” Declared By Rob Ford

“Bob Marley Day” Declared By Rob Ford

February 6 was declared “Bob Marley Day” by Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto. It can be recalled that Ford became famous when he smoked crack and giving extreme statements in public. He is also a big Marley fan.

Last December, the mayor and his colleagues danced to the tune of “One Love” of the reggae icon during a meeting at the city council. However, another mayor of Toronto is also a big fan of the reggae star. Mayor Art Eggleton started the tradition in 1991. The reggae icon is admired for his message of love, unity and peace by the city of Toronto. A reception held at the City Hall is part of the celebration where some Toronto residents receive awards.

The proclamation of Ford indicated that on February 6, Toronto will honor the legacy of Bob Marley, who is a prominent musician, human rights advocate, and an international peace ambassador. It added that the career of Marley started with the Wailers and his music enthralled people of different cultures, broke the barriers of music and facilitated the introduction of reggae music into the world.

The proclamation also indicated that Marley was among the greatest peace ambassadors in history. It added that the music of Marley tore down the walls set by apartheid and encouraged culture, unity and peace in Africa and around the world. Many people continually love the music of the reggae icon and easily recognizable across the world.

Rob Ford signed the proclamation of declaring February 6 as “Bob Marley Day” in Toronto in behalf of the city council.

Posted by on Sunday February 09 2014, 4:01 AM EDT. Ref: LA Times. Link. All trademarks acknowledged. Filed under Entertainment, Featured News. Comments and Trackbacks closed. Follow responses: RSS 2.0

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