The Inaugural Jean Augustine Legacy Award Dinner will be held on Saturday February 22, 2014 at Lakeshore Commons at Humber College.
The following text is based on an email from TDSB Trustee Pamela Gough:
Among the many distinguished attendees is TDSB Director Donna Quan and City of Toronto Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly.
The proceeds of this event will go to establishing a scholarship program in Jean Augustine’s name for one Etobicoke-Lakeshore student each year to attend Humber College for a full degree or diploma program.
This award is being sponsored by LAMP Community Health Centre and is supported by Humber College. It is being created to honour an outstanding Canadian – Jean Augustine, a former Member of Parliament for Etobicoke-Lakeshore and the current Fairness Commissioner of Ontario.
The award will be bestowed yearly on a student with traits that emulate Jean: a young person with the courage and spirit to overcome barriers against all odds, while enriching people – a person who values social justice, who champions positive social change in the community, and who makes a positive difference in the lives of others through various acts of kindness and contributions to the community.
Jean came to Canada from Grenada long ago with $25 and a suitcase. She started as a domestic, became a teacher and school principal, then entered politics at the federal level to become Canada’s first black women MP. She initiated Black History Month on a national level and is a member of the Order of Canada. Her story is inspirational.
The scholarship fund she is establishing now is fully in keeping with her goals of social justice and honours her roots in education and our community.
As Jean herself said to me [that is, Trustee Gough] a couple of weeks ago, sometimes in life an opportunity opens up that changes your pathway altogether, and give you the chance to do things that you had thought were beyond your grasp. The Jean Augustine Legacy fund is being established to provide that sort of opportunity to a young person in our community. I [Pamela Gough] encourage you to help make it happen.
Please join Director Quan and many other community leaders on Saturday February 22 starting at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $100.00 per person.
For details contact:
Trustee, Ward 3, Toronto District School Board
T: 416-707-3027 (mobile)
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Flyer for the event
A flyer for the event includes the following information:
You Are Invited to
The Inaugural Jean Augustine Legacy Award Dinner
Saturday February 22, 2014
6:30 pm -1:00 am $100 per person
Join us to:
Announce LAMP’s new Jean Augustine Legacy Award
Introduce Humber College’s Jean Augustine Legacy scholarship
(Proceeds including silent auction will go to the scholarship fund)
Recognize Jean, an energetic trailblazer and community champion
Celebrate with the woman who advocated for
February to become Black History month in Canada
At Humber College
3199 Lakeshore Boulevard West
(right behind the Tim Hortons/Humber College South Campus)
In partnership with LAMP Community Health Centre
Supported by Humber College
United Way Ontario’s Community
of Greater Toronto Health Centres
For tickets and more information call:
Jasmin Dooh (LAMP) 416-252-6471 X 308
Sandra Whiting (Event organizer) 416-573-1375
The update below outlines how you can make a contribution to the scholarship fund, in the event you would like to contribute but are unable to attend the Legacy Award Dinner on February 22, 2014. I strongly support this event, and the scholarship that has been established in honour of Jean Augustine.
If unable to attend the event, but wishing to make a donation, fill out the Ticket Request Form and contact Jasmin Dooh; you can pay by cheque or credit card.
Text of Ticket Request Form reads:
LAMP COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE PRESENTS:
The Jean Augustine Legacy Award Dinner
Saturday February 22, 2014 AT Humber College
Lakeshore Commons 19 Colonel Samuel Smith Drive
TICKET REQUEST FORM
Company/Organization: (if applicable)
# Of TICKETS: ($100.00 each)
NEED TAX RECIEPT: YES NO
I would like to sponsor someone to go to this event so I am giving this ticket to someone who can use it. YES No
I am able to attend:
I WISH TO PICK UP MY TICKET FROM LAMP:
I WISH TO PICK UP MY TICKET AT THE DOOR ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT:
Any questions please call Jasmin Dooh @ 416-252-6471 ext. 308
Cheques should be made out to LAMP Community Health Centre
Tickets 100 dollars each