TORONTO, Ontario January 20, 2020 — Cameron Bailey, the Artistic Director and co-Head of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), is one of six, who will be honoured by the Ontario Black History Society (OBHS), at its annual Black History Month Kick-Off Brunch, on Sunday.
The other award recipients are Arthur Downes, Bobby Dean Blackburn, Tammie Sutherland, the Amherstburg Freedom Museum and Generation Chosen.
Bailey, who was honoured by the African Canadian Achievement Awards (ACAA) in 2014, for Excellence in Arts and Entertainment, will also be the keynote speaker for the event.
Themed “Ubuntu” — a Swahili word that means “I am, Because We are” — the Kick-Off Brunch will celebrate an afternoon of rich history and culture, entertainment and award recognition.
Founded in 1978, the OBHS is the premiere organisation at the forefront of the study, preservation and promotion of Black history in Ontario. It is also the only Ontario Provincial Heritage Organization of the Ministry of Culture, devoted to Black history and heritage.
The event — hosted by Tammie Sutherland of City TV News and Mawuli Chai, OBHS 2nd Vice-President — will feature entertainment performances by Blackburn, Jay Douglas and Jully Black.
Proceeds from the signature fundraising Brunch, which features a three-course meal, special program announcements and a vendors’ marketplace, will support the ongoing contributions of the OBHS in promoting Black history in Ontario.
The Brunch — taking place on Sunday, January 26, starting with a reception at noon and brunch at1:00pm — will be held at the Beanfield Centre, 105 Princes’ Blvd, Exhibition Place, in Toronto.
Tickets are available on Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.ca/e/2020-obhs-black-history-month-kick-off-brunch-tickets-47426303350.
For more information contact: 416-867-9420; admin@ blackhistorysociety.ca or visit: www.blackhistorysociety.ca.