Toronto, Ontario Canada (PressExposure) April 27, 2011 -- The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) is pleased to announce that Dwight Drummond, co-host of CBC News Toronto, and Garvia Bailey, host and producer of Big City, Small World on CBC Radio One, 99.1 FM will serve as hosts of the 29th Annual Harry Jerome Awards. The gala ceremony will be held at the Toronto Congress Centre on Saturday, April 30, 2011, 5:30pm.
"CBC Toronto is proud to be a media sponsor of the 2011 Harry Jerome Awards. We are also committed to excellence, and honoured to celebrate the award winners. We're delighted to have two of our own contribute, with Dwight Drummond of CBC Television and Garvia Bailey of CBC Radio 99.1 on stage as part of this incredible evening. All the best for an incredible event," says Susan Marjetti, managing director of CBC Toronto.
The Harry Jerome Awards are an annual celebration of African Canadian achievements and pays tribute to outstanding and inspirational individuals who are true role models in the community. Established in the memory of Harry Jerome - a distinguished African Canadian Olympic athlete, scholar and social advocate - the awards have recognized over 300 exceptional people from across the country since their inception in 1983.
Award categories include Academics; Arts; Athletics; Business; Community Service; Entertainment; Health Sciences; Leadership; Media; Professional Excellence; Technology & Innovation; Young Entrepreneur. Additionally, four special awards were chosen by the BBPA Board of Directors including the Lifetime Achievement Award; the President's Award; the Trailblazer Award and for the first time, the Diversity Award.
For more information on the Black Business and Professional Association we invite you to visit us at http://www.bbpa.org or contact our office at 416-504-4097. To get your tickets for the 29th Annual Harry Jerome Awards please visit: http://bbpahja.eventbrite.com/
About the Black Business and Professional Association Incorporated in July 1983, the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) is the largest non-profit charitable organization in Canada that serves to address equity and opportunity for the Black community in business, employment, education and economic development.