“100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women” Gala Event
The 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women Gala Event and Book Launch which was held on June 16, 2016, achieved its goals by celebrating and honoring 100 women who made significant contributions to Canadian Society. A good “turn-out” had been anticipated based on the high level of interest expressed before the event. However, the outcome far exceeded even our most optimistic expectations. More than 700 people attended the historic event.
The atmosphere was electric, the air was thick with excitement and anticipation and the ambiance was described as “elegant and breath-taking”. Emcee Itah Sadu, also an honoree, captivated the audience throughout the evening. Entertainment for the evening was provided with much gusto by: Eddie Bullen and his band, Kenn Lewis and his Caribbean Steel Drum and Lee-Anne Lyon-Bartley with her extraordinary voice.
The 100 Honorees were escorted by 8 male escorts to the stage where they were greeted by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honorable Elizabeth Dowdeswell. Many pictures were taken of the “meet and greet”. This was the center piece of the evening.
Closing remarks for the inspiring evening was expressed by one of the co-authors who formally launched the 100 Accomplished black Canadian women- 2016. The book highlights, documents and makes visible the accomplishment of woman varying facets of society. Included also are nine courageous women who are who are recognized posthumously for the impact they had on their communities. They set a great example for the women coming behind them. The book maybe purchased at A Different Booklist or through amazon.com. Part of the proceeds from the sale of the publication will go to programs for Black women and girls.
Out thanks to all who contributed to making the evening an overwhelming success, including the Brighton Convention Center where the event was held. Event media can be found at Gala