Rev. John C. Holland Awards celebrates 21st anniversary on February 25!

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The Rev. John C. Holland Awards of Excellence celebrates its 21st anniversary on Saturday, February 25, 2017 with a new team full of enthusiasm and new ideas.

Building on the resounding success of the past 20 years, attendees can expect an evening of celebrating excellence,  inspiring leadership and empowerment, said Louise Noel-Ambrose, Administrator & Publicist for Hamilton Black History Committee.

Louise Noel-Ambrose, Administrator & Publicist, Hamilton Black History Committee- (Photo courtesy of Louise Noel-Ambrose)

We are especially grateful to the businesses and individuals who have been our sponsors for the event over the years. We hope that we can count on your continued support, while we call on others to join us to partner with us through sponsorship, most specifically for the youth scholarship. “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste” said Marlene Thomas Osbourne, Chair, Hamilton Black History Committee.

Marlene Thomas Osbourne (L), Chair, & Kathryn-Crooks (R), Co-Chair, Hamilton Black History Committee- (Photo/Adam Carter CBC Hamilton)

The Rev. John C. Holland Awards were established in 1996 as a part of Hamilton Sesquicentennial celebrations. An initiative of the Hamilton Black History Committee, these awards serve to recognize the significant contributions of African Canadians in the Hamilton community.

Here are some ways you can help make the event a success
– being a part of the planning committee; or a sub-committee
– making a donation in honour of someone
– sponsoring an aspect of the event (for example entertainment, decor etc.)
– sponsoring an aspiring youth in the community to attend the event
– purchasing an ad or sending a congratulatory message in the program

For more information and tickets, contact:
Louise Noel-Ambrose Administrator
Tel: 905-865-1027
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