TORONTO, ON – November 17, 2015 –
The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) is pleased to announce the election of a new President and First Vice-President at a meeting held in Toronto on November 9th, 2015. Our new President is Nikki Clarke, host of the Nikki Clarke Show. Our First Vice-President is Kathy Grant, founder of The Legacy Voices Project and Black Canadian Veterans, Stories of War.
Nikki Clarke is Jamaican born, and holds many degrees. A graduate from McGill University, she earned a degree in Film and Communications where she received formal media training for print, television, radio. A gifted television personality, Nikki is fluent in English, French, and Spanish. Her accolades are many and she been has been awarded numerous awards to include African Canadian Women’s Achievement Award for her work in the community and excellence in teaching. Her most recent award is the BBPA Woman of Honour Award.
” My vision for the Ontario Black History Society is to develop more engaging programs for youth and continue to build strong community partnerships,” says Ms. Clarke. ” Together, we can make a difference.”
“We congratulate them and wish them the very best in bringing a new vision to the OBHS, ” says Second Vice President Paulette Kelly. The OBHS is at the forefront in the celebration of Black history and heritage.
“February 2016 marks the 20th year of Black History Month in Canada and we welcome more individuals to share their stories and become involved,” says Ms. Grant. The signature fundraising Black History Month Kick-Off Brunch will celebrate this anniversary year. Please join us on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.
The OBHS Board of Directors and members would like to thank and extend best wishes to former President of 22 years, Past President Rosemary Sadlier and acknowledge her many contributions to the OBHS.
About the Ontario Black History Society
Founded in 1978, by Dr. Daniel Hill Sr. and Donna Hill, Lorraine Hubbard, Wilson Brooks and Phyllis Brooks, the Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) is the organization in Canada that is at the forefront in the celebration of Black history and heritage with a demonstrated record in the study, preservation and promotion of Black history in Ontario.
The OBHS is also the only Ontario Provincial Heritage Organization of the Ministry of Culture devoted to Black history and heritage .For more information about the OBHS please visit