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Press Release - "Mississauga Black Canadian & Diversity Mayoral Forum" - Friday October 17th
 
Theme: "ADDRESSING BLACK COMMUNITY & DIVERSITY ISSUES"
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
Mississauga, Ontario, October 8, 2014 - The Diversity Advancement Network is pleased to announce the much anticipated Mississauga Black Canadian Mayoral Forum which will take place on Friday October 17th from 7pm.  After 36 years of Mayor Hazel, it's very important to have Africans, Caribbeans and other minority groups involved in the conversation on who is the most capable person to get Mississauga's #1 job.
 
With the Diversity Advancement Network hosting a well attended Mayoral debate in Brampton on September 26th and a similar well attended Mayoral debate in Toronto on August 29th, it's important to give everyone running to become Mayor in Mississauga an opportunity to talk about their ideas and vision relating to the Black community and other minority groups. Its important to have questions from these communities directed to the candidates with the hope of getting answers that will help many of people vote with knowledge of what each candidate stand for. Our objective is to increase voters turnout from these communities, while leaving many feeling included in the electoral process. With 100,000+ visible minorities residing in Mississauga, of which the African Caribbeans / Black Canadians are at a large percentage. The Black Canadian Mayoral Forum is an opportunity to meet and hear directly from the candidates running for Mayor in the city of Mississauga on topics that really matter such as gridlock, youth engagements, diversity and inclusion. 
 
The evening promises to be an exciting one as Steven Mahoney, Bonnie Crombie, Derek Ramkissoon, Stephen king, Kevin Jackal Johnson, Grant Isaac, Dil Muhammed and Scott Chapman. Several Community and Organization leaders, Artists, Business Professionals as well as diverse people of influence are also expected to be present. Invitation to this great event is open to anyone interested in attending and not restricted to any race, age or gender. 
 
Those that don't live in Mississauga will also be allowed to attend if they wish. We will also have candidates running for Councillor like Rose Streete and a few others in attendance to briefly talk about why they are running for office. We will also be acknowledging institutions that are making a difference in the community and a few other interesting celebrations at this event. Everyone is welcome to reserve free seats or suggest questions to be asked at the event through the available form on BlackCanadians.com  
 
 
The event details are outlined below: 
Date: Friday, October 17th, 2014 
Time: 7pm - 9pm 
Place & Address:- Mississauga Valley Community Centre, 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd, Mississauga. 
(Burnhamthorpe & Hurontario) (2 Mins from Sq-One)
Seat Reservations and more details:- www.blackcanadians.com
 
 
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PRESS RELEASE - Black Canadian Mayoral Forum in BRAMPTON on Friday September 26th AND in Ajax on Sunday September 28th
 
Theme: "ADDRESSING THE BLACK COMMUNITY & OTHER VISIBLE MINORITY ISSUES
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Toronto, Ontario, September 19, 2014 - The Diversity Advancement Network is pleased to announce both the Brampton Black Canadian Mayoral Forum which will take place on Friday September 26th from 7:30pm and the Durham Black Canadian Mayoral Forum which will take place on Sunday September 28th from 5pm. It's very important to have Africans, Caribbeans and other minority groups involved in the conversation on who is the most capable person to get this influential positions.

Its important to have questions from these communities directed to the candidates with the hope of getting answers that will help many of us vote with knowledge of what each candidate stand for. Our objective is to increase voters turnout from our community while leaving many feeling included in the electoral process. With thousands of visible minorities residing in both the Durham region and the city of Brampton, of which the African/Black Canadians are the largest. Most residents from this cities commute to other cities for work on a daily basis, our communities are relevant enough to be taken seriously. As such, the Black Canadian Mayoral Forum is an opportunity to meet and hear directly from the candidates running for Mayor in the cities of Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa and Whitby on Friday and on Sunday for the city of Brampton on topics that really matter such as unemployment, development, Child Care, Crime/Safety and inclusion. 
 
Both evenings promises to be an exciting one as Susan Fennell, Linda Jeffrey, John Sanderson, Parish, Dave Ryan, Devinder Sangha, Muhamma Haque and Miriam WylieSteveBell Jacqueline, Donald McLeod, Lumy Omat, Ros Whitby, Bill Longworth, Waran Vaithilingam and Maurice Brenner have all confirmed their attendance with others still yet to confirm. Several Community & Organization leaders, Artists, Business Professionals as well as diverse people of influence are also expected to be present at these events. Invitation to these great events are open to anyone interested in attending and not restricted to any race, age or gender. 
 
Those that don't live in any of these cities will also be allowed to attend if they wish. We will be having a few candidates running for Councillor in attendance to briefly talk about why they are running for office. We will also be acknowledging institutions that are making a difference in the community and a few other interesting celebrations at this event. Everyone is welcome to reserve free seats or suggestion questions to be asked at the event through the available form on BlackCanadians.com  
 
BRAMPTON BLACK CANADIAN MAYORAL FORUM:
Date: Friday, September 26th, 2014 
Time: 8pm - 10pm 
Venue: Century Gardens Recreational Center, 340 Vodden St E, Brampton.
More Details:- www.blackcanadians.com
 
 
DURHAM BLACK CANADIAN MAYORAL FORUM: 
Date: Sunday, September 28th, 2014 
Time: 5pm - 9pm 
Venue: La Royal Banquet Hall, 185 Westney Road South, Ajax, ON
More Details:- www.blackcanadians.com 

 

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Press Release - Friday August 29th Black Canadian Mayoral Forum
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
Toronto, Ontario, August 19, 2014 - The Diversity Advancement Network is pleased to announce the much anticipated Black Canadian Mayoral Forum which will take place on August 29 from 5pm. It's very important to have Africans, Caribbeans and other minority groups involved in the conversation on who is the most capable person to get Toronto's #1 job.
 
Its important to have questions from our community directed to the candidates with the hope of getting answers that will help many of us vote with knowledge of the candidates of what the candidates stand for. This will have the effect of increasing voter turnout from our community while leaving many feeling included in the electoral process. With over 200,000 Black Canadians residing in Toronto and another 100,000 plus who commute to Toronto for work on a weekly basis, our community is one that is relevant enough to be taken seriously. As such, the Black Canadian Mayoral Forum is an opportunity to meet and hear directly from the candidates running for Mayor in the city of Toronto on topics that really matter such as transit, housing, jobs, safety, community, diversity and inclusion.

The evening promises to be an exciting one as Mayor Rob Ford, John Tory, Olivia Chow, Dewitt Lee and Karen Stintz have all confirmed their attendance. Several Community & Organization leaders, Artists, Business Professionals as well as diverse people of influence are also expected to be present. Invitation to this great event is open to anyone interested in attending and not restricted to any race, age or gender. 
If you don't live in Toronto you can still attend. We will be having a few candidates running for Councillor in attendance to briefly talk about why they are running for office. We will also be having a few other interesting fun activities and celebrations at this event. You can send us your questions or suggestions through email or through our registration form. 

 

The event details are outlined below: 
Date: Friday, August 29th, 2014 
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:30pm 
Venue: Novotel Hotel, 3 Park Home Avenue, Toronto, ON M2N 6L3 (By North York Subway) 
Entry Cost: Admission is Free but we recommend seat reservations on www.blackcanadians.com 

SEAT RESERVATIONS:- CLICK HERE OR  http://bit.ly/1sYASXm
MEDIA REGISTRATION:- CLICK HERE OR
   http://bit.ly/1tSF5gD

 

 

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 The June 7th 2014 Black Canadian Awards - Role Models, Nominees and Honorees Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


Toronto, ONTARIO, May 21, 2014 - Diversity Advancement Network is thrilled to announce the nominees and honorees for the highly anticipated Black Canadian Awards event. Celebrating achievers, role models and exceptional talents in community development, arts, entertainment and business. The Black Canadian Awards is poised to be one of the most significant events in 2014.


With over 30,000 public nominations during our nomination months, our award process is made up of 12 categories of Honorees, 25 categories of Nominees and numerous Role Models. We are proud to announce the 12 honorees and the top six nominees in 25 award categories (Choice awards process).


HONOREES:

 
  1. Professional Excellence: David Bradshaw, Vice President, Banking Operations at Tangerine

  2. Community Service: Garnett Manning, Youth Advocate, Community Builder, Promoter of civic involvement.

  3. Heritage Award: Honorable Jean Augustine, First Black woman to be elected into Parliament. First Fairness Commissioner of Ontario.

  4. Leadership Award: Honorable Lindsay Blackett, Alberta's First Black Provincial Minister (Committed to community & Professional development)

  5. Inspirational: Bishop, Dr. Audley James, Over 30 years of inspiring people and years of community involvement.

  6. Public Service Award: Mark Saunders, Deputy Police Chief for Toronto (Over 30 years of excellent service)

  7. Humanitarian Award: Domanique Grant, Women HIV Mentorship in Uganda, Youngest ever President of a Co-operative Housing Board of Directors

  8. Diversity Awards: George Stroumboulopoulos, CBC TV Host (Consistently demonstrated inclusiveness in his media work)

  9. Global Impact Award: Donovan Bailey, 2 time Olympic Gold Medalist, 3 time World Champion. (A positive success story told worldwide)

  10. Pioneer Award: Lillie Johnson, In 1981 Founded Sickle Cell Association of Ontario (Over 30 years of serving in our community)

  11. Life Time Achievement Award: Eleanor Collins, First Black woman to have a TV show in North America (1955)


NOMINEES:

 
  1. Best Jazz / Soul Act: Maureen Washington, Sharon Musgrave, KellyLee Evans, Saidah Baba Talibah, Shakura S'Aida   

  2. Best Pop Act: Jully Black, Farahri, Trish, Fefe Dobson, Kreesha Turner, Melanie Durrant

  3. Best Female R&B Act: Kim Davis, Flo, Andreena Mill, Shi Wisdom, Staasia Daniels, Savannah Re

  4. Best Male R&B Act: DRU, K-os, JRDN, Glenn Lewis, Carlos Morgan, K'naan

  5. Best Female Hip Hop Act : Reema Major, Jelly Too Fly, Michie Mee, Eternia, Phoenix Pagliacci, Haviah Mighty

  6. Best Male Hip Hop Act: Rich Kidd, Harvey Stripes, Maestro, Shad, JD Era, Kardinal Offishall

  7. Best Caribbean Style Act: Aslem Douglas, Soca Emperor, Ammoye, Jahsmin Daley, Shalli, Ms Paige

  8. Best African Style Act: Blacko Blaze, Lorraine Klaasen, Tolumide,  Emmanuel Jal, Akin Busari, P-Rhymes & Ozee-B

  9. Best Gospel Act: Toronto Mass Choir, Londa Lamond, Toronto Childrens Concert Choir (TC3), Sharon Riley & Choral, FocusWay Choral, Marvia Providence

  10. Best DJ Act: DJ P-plus, DJ Blaze,  DJ Law, DJ Mel Boogie, DJ Magic Flowz, DJ Smartiez

  11. Best MC / Host: Sir Lancelot, Jonathan Shaw, Daneo,  JJ King, MC Bonde, Kid Kut

  12. Best Contemporary Dance Act: Shawn Byfield, Pulga Muchochoma, Esie Mensah, Hollywood Jade, Toya Robinson, Liana Lewis

  13. Best Traditional Dance Act: Mapou Ginen, Chemagne Martin, Anthony "Prime" Guerra, Ballet Creole, Ijo Vudu, GhCali

  14. Best Actor / Actress: Lisa Berry, Oluniké Adeliyi, Emmanuel Kabongo, Janet Bailey, Dayo Ade, Clé Bennett

  15. Best Spoken Word: David Delisca, Greg Frankson, Randall Adjei, Dwayne Morgan, Nadine Williams, Andrea Tabnor

  16. Best Blogger:- Teknique, Nikki Johnson, MissGo2girl, Bee Quammie, Brenda Chuinkam, Darling Nicky Phillips

  17. Best Entertainer: Trey Anthony, Dorothy Rhau, Trixx, 4Yall-Ent, Arthur Simeon, Jay Martin

  18. Best Media Personality: Heather Seaman, Rosie Edeh, Andrea Bain, Dwight Drummond, Karlene Nation, Scott Laurie.

  19. Best Fashion Designer: Hylton House, Beni Boo, Cherith Burke, Eloli Design, Vickie Joseph

  20. Best Athlete: Anthony Bennett, Ohenewa Akuffo, Karina LeBlanc, Tammy Sutton-Brown, Patrick Kabongo, Perdita Felicien

  21. Black Canadian Queen: Elizabeth Obeng, Susan Hall, Valentina Gangadeen, Vanessa Wheatles, Cherise Joseph

  22. Best Promoter/Event Organiser: Ron Allen & Cindy Wilson, Chris Jackson, Andre Blenman, Suppa Natty, Microbell MMG, Leroy "Ras" King

  23. Best International Act:- Alison Hinds, Lira, Samini, Khuli Chana, Waje, Destra Garcia,

  24. Best Photographer / Videographer: Jalani Morgan, Belinda Kamshuka, Alicia Wynters, David Powell (DSP), FaceFilms Production. Potential Films

  25. Best Beauty Destination:- Diamond Cutz, Faces By Pureness, Hot Secret Salon, Blessing Hairport, Jou Jou Hair Beauty Studio, Nanni's Natural Hair Salon


The voting period for the Nominees is from May 19th, to June 3rd, 2014 at 11:59pm. The competition is fierce, so ensure you vote for your favourite.


Our showcased Role Models will also be recognized during this event and given a certificate of appreciation. The Black Canadian Awards is committed to showcasing positive and inspiring role models within the community; people who have risen against the odds to make a success of their lives. Please log on to www.blackcanadians.com/role-models to read some of our encouraging and inspiring role-model interviews.


With dignitaries coming from all over Canada, the Black Canadian Awards is a multicultural event open to everyone to attend and will be held on Saturday June 7st, 2014 from 5pm at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, Ontario. Tickets available from $30. Ensure you get your tickets once they are released as this is a sell-out event!


For Inquiries: Paul Ade, Executive Director, Diversity Advancement Network, 416-900-3640, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Please log on to www.blackcanadianAwards.com for complete list and more updates.