Black History Awards for first responders at BME Church

Many dignitaries will gather Sunday at 6 p.m. at Christ Church of the British Methodist Episcopal Church at 1828 Eglinton West (at Dufferin) to honour men and women who serve the country and community. The event is held by BME Christ Church in conjunction with the Toronto Police 13th Division presents their 17th Annual Black History Month Community Awards Celebration. These awards are specifically designed to recognize Police Officers, Fire Fighters, members of Emergency Medical Services, members of the National Defence, Correction Officers, members of School Boards and Community members for ‘Heroism’ or a ‘Job Well Done’. The keynote speaker will be Wendell Nii Laryea Adjetey who is a doctoral candidate in the Departments of History and African-American Studies at Yale University, where he holds numerous awards and prizes, including the Falk Foundation, Felix G. Evangelist, and Douglass R. Bomeisler Fellowships Special invited guests include Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders, Arthur Downes and many more.