Three $1000 Scholarships, Tablet Giveaways, A High Tech Job Fair and Caribbean Cuisine at Toronto Black Arts and Innovation Expo

TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - In honour of Black History Month, Excelovate Publishing and First Book Canada have partnered to inspire a brilliant future with the inaugural Black Arts and Innovation Expo at Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie Street) on Saturday February 28 from 4pm to 10pm.

Complete with tablet giveaways, a job fair, live musical performances, a gaming lounge, and Caribbean food tastings that everyone is sure to enjoy; the Expo offers a day of education and excitement.  There will be three $1000 scholarships applied for and received at the event (for eligible post-secondary students), three Trailblazer awards, and a panel discussion led by Excelovate author TK McLennon.

The Expo will highlight and celebrate the diverse art and innovation in the Black community while partnering with leading organizations like Facebook, Lexmark, Symantec and Google who will be on hand at the event. Talented artists, inventors, athletes and entrepreneurs will display and market their goods and services while sponsors and employers connect with diverse community members.

Access to the event is practically free with the organizers adopting a 'pay-what-you-can' donation approach.  Any amount between $1 to a maximum of $100 will be graciously received and 100% of the admission proceeds will go to First Book Canada.

"Our goal was to design an event that would inspire and build on our community's rich history of perseverance and ingenuity," said Emmy Eaton, representative for Excelovate Publishing. "Beyond that, we just want people to come out, connect, learn new things and have a ton of fun while doing it," she added.

SOURCE Excelovate

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For further information: For more information contact Kenya at Excelovate Publishing: 647-968-9807 or visit; To contact First Book Canada call 905.624.5001 or visit


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