Glitz and glamour at Planet Africa awards gala

THE 2014 PLANET AFRICA AWARDS GALA

WAS A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS!

The Power of Persistence

Toronto, Canada. The 2014 Planet Africa Awards, a glittering red carpet affair held at the Grand Victorian Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada on November 8th, was a tremendous success. The theme of this year’s event was ‘The Power of Persistence’, reflecting the resilience and tenacity of the recipients, as well as other inspiring historic achievers in the past. Recipients and guests came from Africa, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, the United States and other parts of the world.

VIPs in attendance included His Worship Frank Scarpitti, Mayor of the City of Markham; Eric Jolliffe, York Regional Police Chief; Jennifer Evans, Peel Regional Police Chief; Honourable Jean Augustine, Ontario Fairness Commissioner; Nyameko Goso, Consul General of South Africa; George Ramocan, Consul General of Jamaica; Honourable Brad Butt, Member of Parliament; Honourable Kyle Seeback, Member of Parliament; Honourable Mitzie Hunter, Associate Minister of Finance and many others.

This year, the Planet Africa Media Award was presented to Marci IenCo-Host, Canada AM on CTV; Nelson Mandela Humanitarian Award to Dr. Don Kilby,Founder, Canada Africa Community Health Alliance. John Momoh,Chairman & CEO of Channels Television in Africa received the Leadership Award. The Enterprise Award went to Wale Tinubu, Group Chief Executive of oil and gas giant Oando PLC.; the Heritage Award to Frances-Anne Solomon,Filmmaker, Writer, Curator and Producer and the Development Award to Liben Gebremikael, Executive Director, TAIBU Community Health Centre.

The Science and Technology Award was presented to Dr. Victor Obasuyi, Optometrist;Marcus Garvey Memorial Award to Rosemary Sadlier, President, Ontario Black History Society; Lifetime Achievement Award to Bishop Canute Blake,Mentor, Visionary & Humanitarian and Frank Walwyn, Lawyer &Partner, WeirFoulds LLP, received the Professional Excellence Award.Lanre Tunji Ajayi,President, Sickle Cell Disease Association of Canada (SCDAC) received the Visionary Award; the Volunteer Award went toMoses Pratt, President, Global Community Alliance and the Renaissance Award to Dwayne Morgan,Poet, Spoken Word Artist & Motivational Speaker.

 The Rising Star Award went to Vanessa Morgan and Celina Mziray for achievements in fashion, music, acting and Amazing Race Canada; the Entertainment Award to Eddie Bullen, Pianist, Songwriter, Arranger and Producer. The Academic Achievement Award was presented to Yemisi Ogunjimi, High Achiever, Accountant and Singer. The Master of Ceremonies was television personality and dietician Beverly Edwards-Haines. The official red carpet hosts were MC Bonde, Host of the African Groove Show on G98.7 FM and Karlyn Percil Mercieca, author and motivational speaker.

The Presenting Sponsors of the 2014 Planet Africa Awards were Ethiopian Airlines and Sterling Dental. Multidimensional real estate and wealth management company Dreammaker Corporation was the platinum sponsor. Other sponsors, including those who enabled youth to attend the gala: Royal Bank of Canada, PwC, Jodal Healthcare, First Fridays, Safecare Medical Center, the Transformation Institute for Leadership and Innovation, G98.7 FM, FEVA TV, OMNI Television and Diversity Magazine.

   

About Planet Africa Group

Since 2004, the Planet Africa Awards program has recognized leadership and excellence, producing role models especially for our youth. It is presented by Silvertrust Communications and Planet Africa Group. The awardshonour individuals, organizations, businesses and agencies that make a profound difference in the lives of people of African heritage and improves communities where they live globally. The PlanetAfrica organisation includes a television program that is broadcast across Canada, Europe and Africa, a full gloss magazine and other initiatives. Award nominations are accepted until July of each year.

 

 

Info: Nicole Abbaticchio, Associate Coordinator, Planet Africa Awards

Tel:416 356 4340 416.356.4340 | info@planetafricagroup.com | www.PlanetAfricaGroup.com

 

CROSS SECTION OF GUESTS AT THE 2014 PLANET AFRICA AWARDS

SENATOR DON MEREDITH, MOSES A. MAWA, CHAIRMAN, PLANET AFRICA &
HIS WORSHIP FRANK SCARPITTI, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF MARKHAM

AWARD WINNING ARTIST EDDIE BULLEN PERFORMED WITH HIS SONS

ERIC JOLLIFFE, YORK REGIONAL POLICE CHIEF WITH HIS WIFE
& ANDRE CRAWFORD, DEPUTY CHIEF, YORK REGIONAL POLICE & GUEST

SOME 2014 PLANET AFRICA AWARD RECIPIENTS WITH PATRICIA & MOSES A. MAWA

DR. ANTHONY STERLING, PRESENTING SPONSOR & HIS WIFE
WITH CELINA MZIRAY, RECIPIENT OF THE RISING STAR AWARD

(L-R) HON. BRAD BUTT, MP, HON. KYLE SEEBACK, MP,
MOSES & PATRICIA MAWA & SENATOR DON. MEREDITH.

  SOME OF THE YOUTH THAT WERE SPONSORED TO ATTEND THE GALA

  QUEENS FROM DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES PARTICIPATE IN THE RAFFLE DRAW

HONOURABLE MITZIE HUNTER, ASSOCIATE MINISTER OF FINANCE,
ONTARIO, WITH NYAMEKO GOSO, SOUTH AFRICAN COUNCIL GENERAL
AND INDIRA NAIDO, MEMBER OF PROVINCIAL PARLIAMENT.

ROBERTO HAUSMAN, DIRECTOR, CANADIAN LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING
COLLEGE PRESENTING A $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP TO PLANET AFRICA

ISAAC OLOWOLAFE JR. OF DREAM MAKER CORP., PLATINUM SPONSOR,
 PRESENTS THE MEDIA AWARD TO MARCI IEN

CHIEF ERIC JOLLIFFE, YORK REGIONAL POLICE CHIEF PRESENTS THE LEADERSHIP AWARD
TO JOHN MOMOH, CHAIRMAN OF CHANNELS TV & HIS WIFE OLUSOLA MOMOH

  BEYOND SOUND EMPIJAH PERFORMING AT THE 2014 PLANET AFRICA AWARDS GALA
 Report and pics courtesy of Planet Africa Group
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