On Sunday August 6,2017 Commissioner Yvette Colbourne attended Jamaica’s 55th Independence Day Celebration at the St. Bartholomew Church located at 8005 Miramar Parkway, Miramar.
The ceremony began with the Jamaican national anthem, followed by a very joyful musical interlude of Father Ho Lung’s collection of hymns, beautifully performed by members of the church choir and drummers. Father Andrew celebrated the Mass and wished everyone a Happy Independence Day.
Commissioner Colbourne, born in Panama of Jamaican heritage spoke about her Jamaican grandfather who went to Panama to work on the Panama Canal, acknowledged her colleague Commissioner Maxwell Chambers who is also Jamaican and was present for the festivities. Commissioner Colbourne stated,
“The City of Miramar is very diverse. It is important that we celebrate our culture, all cultures. Because it is in the sharing of culture that we gain understanding and tolerance for each other and continue to work towards building one Miramar, one community, one people!”
Immediately following, parishioners and visitors enjoyed the sounds of the Caribbean, authentic Jamaican cuisine, including curry chicken, jerk chicken, rice and peas, homemade sorrel and ginger beer in the parish hall.
Commissioner Colbourne extended her gratitude to St. Bartholomew and Father Andrew in supporting this event.
On Thursday August 10, 2017 Commissioner Yvette Colbourne, in collaboration with the Miramar-Pembroke Pines Rotary Club organizeda book bag and school supplies give-a-way at the City of Miramar Fairway SummerCamp. Summer camp employees, administrators joined members of the Rotary Clubsand Colbourne distributing book bags, hundreds of dollars in school suppliesand bags of goodies to students returning to school this year month.
This is the 2nd consecutive year that Commissioner Colbourne and the Miramar-Pembroke Pines Rotary Club have held this event. Commissioner Colbourne believes that it is important that every student have the necessary tools to prepare themselves for a successful school year. She stated: “Education is number one and it is important for students to be prepared to learn.”
Commissioner Colbourne hosted Halloween at River Run Park for the second consecutive year. River Run Park offered a convenient and safe environment for residents to trick or treat in a relaxed open air setting.
Distribution of Gifts to Seniors
Commissioner Colbourne delivers holiday gifts to Seniors, and turkeys throughout the community.