The Diversity Advancement Network will be hosting the Black Canadian Awards ceremony on June 7th 2014 at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Theater in Toronto. This diversity event, celebrates success stories and achievements of trail-blazers and leaders within our community. Awards will be given to those that have excelled in Business, Community, Arts, Entertainment and our Role Models.
The ceremony will crown, through a nomination and voting process, various artists and genres of music such as Best R&B Artist, Best Jazz Artist and Best Actor/Actress, just to mention a few. It will also feature a talent scholarship based competition to crown the Black Canadian Queen for the year 2014. We feel that more can be done to further showcase achievers and talents from our community all over Canada. Knowledge is power, yet there are too many people who have little or no knowledge of the richness and depth of our history, culture and achievements in Canada both past and present. Therefore, we are committed to effect a change in this area through this awards ceremony.
BlackCanadianAwards.com is our online platform with a mandate to showcase success stories and trailblazers on a daily basis in order to inspire and positively advance the Black community in Canadian and beyond. Our honoree list is filled with newsworthy achievers like Jean Augustine, Eleanor Collins, Lindsay Blackett, Bishop Audley James, Lilie Johnson, Donovan Bailey and others who are pioneers in their fields. For the first time in history, we are presenting one hundred role models with their full stories and much more. Many dignitaries are expected at this formal red carpet event on June 7th from 5pm. The Awards will be hosted by one of Montreal most recognized entertainer Dorothy Rhau and Toronto’s accomplished artist, actor and youth educator Sean Mauricette aka SUBLIMINAL. Performances by Shi Wisdom, Ammoye, Farahri, Reema Major, Carlos Morgan, Anslem Douglas, Sharon Musgrave, Londa Larmond, Flo, Esie Mensah and much more. Several guests and recipients will be travelling to attend this prestigious event from all over Canada and a few countries.
Some of the 2014 Nominees are Maestro, Shad, Kreesha Turner, JRDN, Glenn Lewis, Reema Major, Michie Mee, Jully Black, Fefe Dobson, Kardinal Offishall, Toronto Mass Choir, Lisa Berry, Oluniké Adeliyi, Emmanuel Kabongo, Janet Bailey, Dayo Ade, Clé Bennett, Heather Seaman, Rosie Edeh, Andrea Bain, Dwight Drummond, Karlene Nation, Scott Laurie, Anthony Bennett, Ohenewa Akuffo, Karina LeBlanc, Alison Hinds, Lira, Samini, Khuli Chana, Waje, Destra Garcia, Tammy Sutton-Brown, Patrick Kabongo and Perdita Felicien.
Dominican Karina LeBlanc (KK) is up for nomination in Toronto for Best Athlete category vote for here