Feedback from Attendees

Thank you – thank you for your vision and commitment to making that vision reality. I have to admit I was somewhat hesitant to participate because I was/am acutely there are so many other women who are truly deserving of recognition. However, Jean’s remarks were to the point and addressed my initial concerns leaving me with a sense of this is only the beginning.

Jean you did a fantastic job – you obviously remembered the work we did under the umbrella of the Congress.

Stay well and stay strong. God bless.

June Vee


I am forever grateful, honored and humbled to have been in the company of such inspiring women. I cannot thank you enough for having nominated me, but I can promise you that I consider my nomination as a call to action to follow on your golden footsteps, to do more, and always be of service to black women.


Thank you Jean, Dauna and Denise for your vison and the lovely event last evening.


Congratulations on holding such a splendid event and for such great reasons – well done!


A gigantic thank you to you Dauna, Denise and Jean for pulling this magnificent book and gala together!! The book is astonishing and all my 30 guests enjoyed themselves immensely!! You are phenomenal women!!


Ladies,

A very BIG and SINCERE thank you for the fantastic gala which you gave us last night. The book is such a great commemoration for this momentous event in our lives. Apart from the recognition you bestowed on us, it was so enriching for so many Sisters from across the country to greet others whom we had not seen for years.


Yes My Dear Sister,

The evening was awesome, amazing and blessed!
The Trio: Hon. Dr. Jean Augustine, Dr. Denise O’Neil Green & Dauna Jones-Simmonds (Co-Authors) Well Done
Thank you for your vision and action.
May God Bless our community of Black women and love to all.

Archbishop Deloris


Hi Itah,

You were amazing as Master of Ceremonies on Thursday at the Gala Event and Book Launch. Your fun and relaxing approach added another element to what turned out to be a very delightful evening. I personally enjoyed interfacing with you on and off the phone during the short time re the event. Thank you and be blessed…

Norma


First thank you to you, Jean, Dauna, Denise and the other accomplished accomplices in this outstanding endeavour. I appreciate you for your running with the vision. It was a privilege and an honour to serve for this event.
The atmosphere was filled with warmth and love. Our community came out. As one honouree mentioned, our children need to be a part of the gathering and to witness and know the “power in that room” in reference to the breadth and diverse experiences and agency of the women gathered. This will inspire them to dream, build and achieve individually and collectively.

The venue was beautiful and the staff that I encountered were helpful. You may need a larger venue next time with the option to add another room for additional guests.

Having the two photo stations was a great idea and it seemed to work well. Guests appreciated having professional pictures taken and having pictures taken against the backdrop of the 100 ABC Women.


Greetings Dauna, Jean and Denise:

Thank you. Thank you for the work and extensive self-sacrifice deposited to make the 100 Accomplished Canadian Women – 2016 Gala and Book Launch an amazing success. Please extend my thanks to the volunteers.

Do revel in the fact that you have made history, a dent in Canadian History, forever sealed and signed. Selah! Nancy Simms
Dear Dauna, Jean, Denise and Team,
I truly appreciate the time you took to organize and appreciate one hundred amazing women. It is an honour to be a part of such a prestigious event.
Thank you for all you do for our community, it is greatly appreciated.
With gratitude,

Donna Cardoza


Ladies,

A very BIG and SINCERE thank you for the fantastic gala which you gave us last night. Thanks a million for the book and other gifts in our Treasure chest. The book is such a great commemoration for this momentous event in our lives. Apart from the recognition you bestowed on us ,it was so enriching for so many Sisters from across the country to greet others whom we had not seen for years.

May God continue to bless you and your families as you continue to ‘Lift as you climb”.

Ettie Rutherford


Hi Dauna! I just wanted to pass on my thanks and congratulations for the wonderful gala event that you and your team hosted for us last evening!

We were royally treated and, of course, I enjoyed the music. I knew each one of those musicians personally!

It was so fun re-connecting with old friends and meeting new people who are also movers and shakers in this country!

I also wanted to thank you for the wonderful ‘swag bag’. My personal autographed copy of the new book, the earrings, beautiful scarf..all were very much appreciated. I especially appreciated the complimentary photography station to help us memorialize this event forever.

All beautifully done with a lot of love and care.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for including myself and my husband, Oswald at this very special occasion.

Best,

Karen Burke


Good Morning Ladies,

OH WHAT A NIGHT!

Congratulations on the launch of your 1st 100 ABC Women gala.

With much appreciation and congratulatory wishes I commend your team for a stellar presentation last evening.

Marsha Brown