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Media advisory,
Sunday, February 26, 2017, at 6 p.m.,
1828 Eglinton Avenue West (at Dufferin Street),
13 Division partners with Christ Church - British Methodist Episcopal Church for 18th Annual Black History Awards

Broadcast time: 07:00
Sunday, February 26, 2017

13 Division

On Sunday, February 26, 2017, at 6 p.m., at 1828 Eglinton Avenue West, 13 Division, in partnership with Christ Church - British Methodist Episcopal Church, proudly embarks on another year honouring the men and women who serve our country and community.

As we have presented over the years, we will continue to honour those who risk their lives to serve our community and country by paying tribute to officers from Toronto Police Service, Toronto Fire Services, Toronto Paramedic Services, the RCMP, members of the armed forces and other leaders in our community.

We will honour our fallen soldiers and officers of the unfortunate events across Canada and the world giving special tributes to retirees, namely Detective Sergeant Larry McClarty, the first black officer hired by the Toronto Police Service.

This year's keynote address will be given by Mr. Wendell Nii Laryea Adjetey, a doctoral candidate in the Departments of History and African American Studies at Yale University, where he holds the Felix G. Evangelist, Douglass R. Bomeisler and Falk Foundation Fellowships. Mr. Adjetye is currently completing his dissertation and has over 10 years of experience working in youth gang intervention, community development and education policy in Canada. He is a champion for access to quality education for impoverished students and promotes peace-building and inter-ethnic dialogue.

Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders, Unit Commander of 13 Division Superintendent Scott Baptist, as well as Captain Steve Morgan of the Canadian Forces, Justice of the Peace Sylvia Hudson and Arthur Downes, a retired Justice of the Peace with extensive community involvement from healthcare to community activism, along with many more police and emergency service dignitaries and special guests will also be in attendance.

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications