February 6th officially declared as 'Bob Marley' Day in Toronto




February 6th officially declared as 'Bob Marley' Day in Toronto

John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto has announced each February 6 as Bob Marley Day.

Late Bob Marley was a Jamaican vocalist and musician who made a blend of reggae, rocksteady, and ska in his melodic structures. He passed on May 11, 1981, at 36 years old from skin malignant growth.

The Mayor in a tweet accompanied by a photo of the proclamation said, 'proud to proclaim today Bob Marley Day in the City of Toronto. This Toronto tradition pays tribute to Bob Marley’s legacy of peace, harmony and the unity of humankind. His music lives on today and is a guide towards a world united one love'.


February 6th officially declared as 'Bob Marley' Day in Toronto


The official proclamation reads, “Whereas each year on February 6, we honor the legacy of Robert (Bob) Nesta Marley. He began his career with the wailers and song became known for his distinctive songwriting and vocal style. “Marley sang of tolerance and love.

He became one of the greatest ambassadors of peace the world has seen. He encouraged us to live in harmony, chronicle our own destiny and stand up to what is right.

Today, his music lives in and appeals to people of all cultures and guides them towards a world united – One People – One Love. “Now, therefore, I, Mayor John Tory, on behalf of Toronto city council, do hereby proclaim February 6, 2019, as “Bob Marley Day“ in the city of Toronto.“



February 6th officially declared as 'Bob Marley' Day in Toronto February 6th officially declared as 'Bob Marley' Day in Toronto Reviewed by Edozie Richard on Thursday, February 07, 2019 Rating: 5

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