Events in Ottawa celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela

Various events were held in Ottawa to mark the passing  of the former President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. These included the opening of a Book of Condolences at the South African High Commission (Dec. 6 – 13),  a memorial service at Parkdale United Church on December 13 and a breakfast with community leaders, hosted by the Nigerian Professionals and Business Network on December 21, with South Africa’s High Commissioner Membathisi Mdlandlana as keynote speaker. Mr. Mandela died on December 5 following a long illness. He was 95.

Submitted by Sarah Onyango

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