TORONTO, Oct 18, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration & Refugees will deliver the keynote speech at the 2017 Excellence Awards gala on Saturday, October 21st. A lawyer by profession, Hon. Hussen was elected in 2015 and represents the riding of York South-Weston in the Canadian parliament.
Hosted by Hamilton City Councillor Matthew Green, the glitzy red carpet affair is presented by Afroglobal Television, a 24-hour global super channel currently available on channel 708 on Rogers Cable and 2472 on Bell Fibe across Canada.
The Excellence Awards program, formerly Planet Africa Awards, has honoured achievers and brought people of African heritage and others of goodwill, to celebrate leadership and excellence in Toronto. Headliners and keynote speakers have included, Dr. Bernice King, CEO of the King Centre and daughter of Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Junior; Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka and Marlene Street-Forrest, Managing Director of Jamaica Stock Exchange.
The 2017 recipients are: Martin Luther King Legacy Award, Hon.Tony Ince, Minister of Public Service Commission and African Nova Scotian Affairs; Leadership Award, Paulette Senior, President & CEO, Canadian Women's Foundation; Professional Excellence Award, Charles Marful, Director, Ernst & Young Canada; Media Award, Namugenyi Kiwanuka, Journalist & Television Personality; Marcus Garvey Memorial Award, Toronto Councillor Michael Thompson.
The Science & Technology Award goes to Dr. Liza Egbogah, Body & Posture Expert; Visionary Award, Dr. Mansfield Edwards, President, SDA Ontario & Chaplain, York Regional Police; Entertainment Award, Actress Jackie Appiah; Global Impact Award, Dr. Stan Chu Ilo, Professor, DePaul University (USA), & President, Canadian Samaritans For Africa; Renaissance Award, Professor Andrea Davis, Chair, Department of Humanities, York University; Rising Star Award, Emmanuel Kabongo, Actor & Star on CBC's 21 Thunder.
The Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Ettie Rutherford, Author & CEO, Women Are Worthy; Development Award, Léonie Tchatat, Founder and President, La Passerelle-IDÉ; Humanitarian Award, Dr. Oladunni Churchill Abiodun, President & CEO, Big Church Group; Enterprise Award, Franklin Omoruna, President & CEO, Wellness Anew & De Runa Banquet Hall; Heritage Award, Dwayne Dixon, Executive Director, Nia Centre For The Arts.
Date: Saturday October 21st, 2017
Time: Reception, 6.00 PM; Dinner and Awards, 7.00 PM.
Tickets: $150 each or $1500 per table of 10
Venue: The International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga
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