2016 Awardees


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Excellence in Sports: Angela James, former member of the Canadian Women’s Hockey team.

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Excellence in Education: Thando Hyman, principal of Alexander Stirling P.S.

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Excellence in Science: Dr. Rosemary G. Moodie, dedicated advocate, volunteer and philanthropist.

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Excellence in Religion: Imam Michael AbdurRashid Taylor, Canada’s first professionally trained African Canadian Muslim.

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Excellence in Business: Isaac Olowolafe Sr., owner of Dream Maker Corporation.

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Excellence in Arts & Entertainment: John Alleyne, prolific choreographer.

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Excellence in Community Service: Ned Blair, dedicated volunteer and community builder.

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CYRIL MATTHEW Outstanding Father Figure Award: Patrick Knight, innovative educator, specializing in serving inner-city students and their families.

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Founder's Award: Hon. Robert "Bob" Keith Rae, former Ontario Premier.

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Excellence in Media: Marci Ien, co-host of CANADA AM.

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The Matilda Van Cooten Award for Excellence in Parenting: Felicia London, dedicated single parent.

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Lifetime Achievement Award: Arnold A. Auguste, founder, publisher and senior editor of Share newspaper.

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Excellence in Law: Sandy Thomas, counsel with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC).

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Excellence in Politics: Emmanuel Dubourg, Liberal MP of Bourassa, Quebec.

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Excellence in Medicine: Dr. Richard Dodd, owner of The Natural Path Integrated Health Care Centre.

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Youth Achievement Award: Dr. Jonathan Peter Wong, physician, scholar and former athlete.