Across the country, the news of the passing of Fidel Castro, the legendary leader of the Cuban people and hero to the oppressed peoples of the world, was received with great sorrow and profound sympathy for the Cuban people. Events were immediately organized to pay tribute to his life and to say to the Cuban people, “Estamos contigo – we are with you.” Vigils and other activities have taken place daily across the country alongside activities in Cuba and around the world to honour Fidel.
Cuba’s embassy in Ottawa and consulates in Montreal and Toronto are open for all to visit and write their condolences. The Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Canada has established an online condolence book at fidelcondolences.ca so that people from all parts of the country can express their grief and solidarity. In only a few days, 500 people have signed the online condolence book in many languages. You may still do so. We are publishing below photos from TML of activities across the country honouring the revolutionary life and work of Fidel and information about upcoming events.
Principles are worth more than life itself – Fidel Castro, 1994