2011 BBPA Harry Jerome Award Winners Announced By The Black Business and Professional Association

TORONTO, ON – The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) today announced the 2011 winners for the 29th Annual BBPA Harry Jerome Awards at a reception sponsored by RBC Royal Bank. The 29th Award Gala will be held next month, April 30, 2011. The BBPA is proud to introduce this distinguished and remarkable group of outstanding individuals.

Karlyn Percil, Chair of the BBPA Harry Jerome Awards has spearheaded the growth of this year’s prestigious event, with the launch of the new Diversity Award. This new category honours individuals and organizations that have been instrumental in championing Diversity both within and outside their organization, as selected by the Board of Directors. “It’s amazing to see how the Harry Jerome Awards continue to evolve each year. The addition of the Diversity Award showcases the dedication of leaders who have made a contribution to ensuring a community of inclusion. Harry Jerome was an advocate for equality. I am honoured to have the opportunity to recognize such integral community figures,” said the Awards Chair, Karlyn Percil

In its 29th year, the BBPA Harry Jerome Awards is recognized as one of Canada’s most prestigious events, celebrating outstanding achievements within the African-Canadian Community. “We are excited to recognize the world class excellence achieved by outstanding individuals across our nation. The BBPA has also been fortunate to attract a line-up of committed sponsors who have displayed the true meaning of their social responsibility. We are very grateful to our presenting sponsor, RBC and all other sponsors who have been the financial muscle behind the awards year after year. This year we are extremely pleased to welcome on board Chevrolet Canada as a key sponsor of the BBPA, along with Nursing and Homemakers Inc. We are also delighted to welcome back on board Sterling Dental, a significant sponsor of the BBPA.” said Pauline Christian, President of the BBPA.

The BBPA Harry Jerome Awards is recognized as the premier national award gala in the African Canadian Community and a coveted symbol of achievement.

For more information, please visit us online at www.bbpa.org, call 416-504-4097 or e-mail bbpa@bellnet.ca.

For winners’ bios or information on tickets, please call 416-504-4097 or e-mail bbpa@bellnet.ca.

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