The celebration kicks into high gear at 11:00 AM with The Band under the direction of Brendan Swanson and guest vocalists from around the city. The morning is filled with music, prayer, affirmations and an inspiring message from our Guest Speaker Svetlana Lilova.
Svetlana Lilova was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and was raised by her grandparents in a remote rural village. In her early teens, without warning, she was spirited through the Iron Curtain by relatives. She arrived in Canada not knowing a word of English. Soon she was inseparable from her dictionary. Svetlana currently lives in Toronto; she has been a practicing psychotherapist since 2006.