MEDIA ADVISORY AND PHOTO-OP - George Brown College Naming and Dedication Ceremony: New Lucie and Thornton Blackburn Conference Centre at student residence named after 1830s pioneers in Toronto's Black Community

TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - George Brown College is proud to host the Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) at a naming and dedication ceremony for the newly opened, Lucie and Thornton Blackburn Conference Centre located at the College's first student residence, The George.   

The celebratory evening will include a ribbon cutting ceremony with the President of the Ontario Black History Society, Nikki Clarke, George Brown College Chancellor Sally Horsfall-Eaton, community leaders, artists, authors and performers.

George Brown was a contemporary of Lucie and Thornton Blackburn, early Black entrepreneurs, anti-slavery leaders and champions of Toronto's development. Like Brown, they were strong community builders, activists and philanthropists. The naming and dedication ceremony of the new conference centre is a physical and symbolic tribute to their important legacy in our city's history and establishment.


Hosts: George Brown College and Ontario Black History Society

Glenn Murray, Member of Provincial Parliament for Toronto Centre and City Councillor Pam McConnell Ward 28 (Toronto-Centre-Rosedale)


Naming and dedication ceremony of the new Lucie and Thornton Blackburn Conference Centre at George Brown College's student residence, The George.

Photo-Op and ribbon cutting ceremony. Remarks and mural unveiling.

Dinner and performance by invitation only.


Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.


The George, Student Residence, 80 Cooperage Street, Toronto, ON M5A 0J3


SOURCE George Brown College

For further information: Joyann Callender, Media Relations Manager, George Brown College, 416-415-5000 ext. 3159,; Michele-Ann Halsall, Manager, Ontario Black History Society, 416-867-9420,


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