3:30 p.m., Aug. 16)
couldn't be better for 11th Annual Dapo Fun Day
By Fred Sherwin
The 11th Annual Dapo Fun Day will be held
tomorrow starting at 12 noon in the Blackburn
Community Park on Glen park Drive in Blackburn
Hamlet. File photo
11th Annual Dapo Fun Day will be held under sunny skies,
according to the latest forecast. That's music to the
ears of the Agoro family which has been organizing the
annual event ever since Dapo Agoro was tragically killed
in June 2012, two weeks shy of his high school gradutation.
was trying to break up a fight between a friend and another
young man at a downtown dance club when a third young
man got involved and stabbed him several times. Agoro
died from his wounds and Michel Belance was charged and
later found guilty of second degree murder.
than let the incident destoy their lives, the Agoro family
were determined to honour Dapo through the creation of
the Dapo Agoro Foundation for Peace, the aim of which
is to promote non-violent conflict resolution among youth.
They also sponsor an annual bursary at Dapo's alma mater,
Lester B. Pearson High School, and Gloucester High School.
Dapo Fun Day is held to celebrate Dapo's life and raise
awareness of the Foundation and it's aim.
in the past, the event is being held in Glen Park next
to the Blackburn Community Centre, behind the Blackburn
Arena. Things get underway at noon with a BBQ, music,
activities for the children, a 6-on-6 basketball tournament
and a 4-on-4 soccer tournament.
can find out more about the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/503514093061577/.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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