Saturday 17 August 2019
Over a hundred people were at Blackburn Hamlet Park on Glen Park Drive day to celebrate the life of a young hero, Dapo Agoro, whose life was cut short some seven years ago, as he tried to break up a fight at a local bar. The Dapo Agoro Foundation was set up by his family to commemorate his life and legacy and foster peaceful resolution of conflicts. Each year a Dapo Agoro Fun Day is held near his home in Blackburn Hamlet, to bring Ottawa’s diverse communities together for a day of food, fun and games and raise funds for the Foundation. Earlier on in the day, an unexpected thunder shower threatened to scuttle the celebrations, but participants were treated to an eclectic mix of food, music and good comradeship, as the celebrations moved indoors. When the sun finally came out, the revellers continued the fun filled celebrations outdoors. Special guests this year were Orleans MPP Marie-France Lalonde and Ottawa’s Deputy Mayor, Laura Dudas. Black Ottawa Scene was there to capture the faces of the participants.