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UWI 2014 Benefit Gala Toronto


The Voice season five winner Tessanne Chin and Jamaican reggae artist Jimmy Cliff among honourees for The University of the West Indies Fifth Annual Toronto Benefit Gala Saturday, March 29, 2014

Toronto, ON – The University of the West Indies today announced that Tessanne Chin, NBC’s The Voice’s season five winner, and internationally acclaimed Jamaican reggae artist Jimmy Cliff are among leaders of Caribbean and Canadian heritage who will be honoured at the fifth annual Toronto Benefit Gala, on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto.
The Patron of the event is The Honourable G. Raymond Chang, OJ, Canadian Jamaican business leader and philanthropist. For the fifth consecutive year Scotiabank is again Lead Sponsor. The Host is noted Jamaican broadcaster and media manager Michael Anthony Cuffe Sr.

Awards will be presented in three categories and include:

Luminary :
• The Honourable Dr. Hedy Fry, P.C., M.P.
• Dr. the Honourable Jimmy Cliff, OM
• Tessanne Chin

Chancellor’s Award:
The Hospital for Sick Children

Vice Chancellor’s Award:
• Mr. David Taylor, community leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist
• The Right Revered Peter DeCourcy Fenty, Bishop of York Simcoe and the first Black Bishop in the Anglican Church of Canada, ordained in June 2013
• Dr. Anna Jarvis, UWI alumnus, Staff Physician, Paediatric Emergency Medicine and University of Toronto Professor, Department of Paediatrics
• Mr. Roger Mooking, celebrity chef, television host, cookbook author and award winning recording artist
• Ms. Delores Lawrence, founder; President, & CEO of NHI Nursing & Homemakers Inc., community leader and philanthropist

Under the theme Light, Learning and Liberty, the UWI Toronto Benefit Gala raises funds for scholarships for outstanding academic achievers in the Caribbean, who are in great need of assistance. Since the inaugural gala four years ago, just under 150 scholarships have been awarded. The event includes a robust silent and live auction, conducted by Mr. Gordon Cressy, head of George Brown Foundation and friend of the Caribbean.

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