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Local News: The 25th Annual BBPA Harry Jerome Awards Black Habits Articles One of the most prestigious national events in Canada, the BBPA Harry Jerome Awards recognize and celebrate excellence in achievement in the African Canadian community and pay tribute to Harry Jerome, an outstanding African Canadian Olympic athlete, scholar and social advocate who inspired pride and excellence in the African Canadian community and Canadian society. Over 1,000 people attend the Awards each year.

Throughout its 24-year history, the BBPA Harry Jerome Awards has honoured numerous outstanding and inspirational African Canadians, such as former lieutenant governor of Ontario Lincoln Alexander, Senator Donald Oliver, entrepreneurs Denham Jolly and the late Beverley Mascoll, human rights advocate and former M.P.P the late Dr. Rosemary Brown, renowned jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, playwright Djanet Sears and Olympic gold medallist Donovan Bailey.

Awards will be presented in thirteen categories: Academics Arts Media & Entertainment,  Athletics Business  Community Service Health Sciences Leadership Lifetime  Achievement President’s Award Professional Excellence Technology and Innovation  Trailblazer Award  Young Entrepreneur Award. The BBPA Harry Jerome Awards are open to nominees aged 16 and older from across Canada.

The BBPA Harry Jerome Awards are sponsored by: Applied Rail Research Technologies Inc., Bell Canada, BMO Financial Group, Centennial College, CGA Ontario, CIBC, Ernst & Young, FLOW 93.5, Ford Canada Ltd., IBM Canada, IntelliPharmaceutics Inc., RBC Financial Group, Scotiabank Financial Group, State Farm Insurance Company and TD Bank Financial Group

The 25th Annual BBPA Harry Jerome Awards will be held at the Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd. Toronto, Ontario on Saturday April 28th, 2007.

About the Black Business and Professional Association: Founded in 1983, the BBPA is a charitable organization, whose mission is “to advance Canada’s Black community by facilitating the delivery of programs that support business and professional excellence, higher education and economic development”. The BBPA sponsors the Annual BBPA Harry Jerome Awards and the Harry Jerome scholarships.

For more information please visit us online at, call (416) 504-4097 or e-mail
Posted on Friday, March 09 @ 09:08:46 UTC by jcohen

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