Photo above is of the Honorable Percival J. (PJ) Patterson.
TORONTO, Ontario — The Most Honorable Percival J. (PJ) Patterson, Jamaica’s longest-serving Prime Minister — from 1996 to 2006 — will be the keynote
speaker at the Calabar Old Boys Association (COBA) – Canada’s, annual summer benefit luncheon concert. Patterson is a distinguished alumnus — and patron — of Calabar High School.
COBA, the local alumni organization of Calabar High School in Kingston, Jamaica, will stage its fundraiser at the Pearson Centre, 2638 Steeles Avenue East, in Brampton, on Sunday, August 30, at 11:00 am.
The event’s entertainment package includes performances by the versatile 14-year-old trumpet and piano virtuoso, William Leathers;, the Heritage Singers
(Canada); humorist Owen “Blakka” Ellis; rapper cop, ”Sgt. Stride”; violinist, Andrew Forde; the Cuban guitarists, Fredy Suárez and Pablosky Rosales; and the Chilean duo of singer-songwriter-violinist, Ernesto Espinoza, and guitarist and singer, Pablo Gutierrez.
The program will be hosted by Orville Green, assisted by Dervan Malcolm, a fellow-Calabar alumnus and a media personality with Jamaica’s Power 106 radio.
roceeds will benefit the efforts of Calabar Old Boys to support gifted Calabar students in need of financial support to complete their secondary education, as
well as to support other projects at the school; and to build mentorship and support programs for Canadian youth living in father-absent homes, primarily through Jane and Finch community partners.
COBA is committed to working with partners such as Youth Unlimited to provide the tools, mentorship and training needed in economically-challenged
Luncheon concert tickets are $70.00 each and are available via the COBA website at www.calabar.org or by calling (416) 666-0107.