Monday 4 February 2013

Wedneday is Bob Marley Day in Toronto

Toronto Humanitarians to be honoured at Bob Marley Day ceremony - City Hall
TORONTO: On Wednesday morning it will be One Love in the Toronto City Council chambers as the council proclaims February 6th, Bob Marley Day in Toronto. There will be live music in City Hall following the proclamation and the Bob Marley Committee will make Bob Marley humanitarian award presentations to eight well-known Torontonians
This marks the 22nd year that the  City of Toronto has official declared Bob Marley Day (which began with former Mayor Art Eggleton),” said Courtney Betty, Chairperson of the Bob Marley Day Committee. “  Bob Marley said One Love.  So, each year we take time to honour the best of the best, people - acting in the diversity spirit of Bob Marley’s One Love,- who have worked hard to make our City a better place for all.  As the diverse population continues its tremendous growth, it becomes even more critical that the doors of opportunities are open to all. “
The Bob Marley Award Ceremony will be held in Committee Room 1 at City Hall (100 Queen Street) beginning at 10am. There will be a reception from 11am to noon, with live music by Barrett Brackin and the Band. Spoken word poetry will be performed by Al St. Louis.
Scheduled to receive the Bob Marley Award this year are:
Ben Hum - President and Co-founder of the NAAAP Toronto ((North American Association of Asian Professionals); Director of Business Development, Investwise Team, Dundee Wealth
Manuel Rodriguez - CEO and Founder of Unikron (leading video production company)
Marlon Reid - Vice President of Treasury Credit, Investment Banking, TD Securities
Pamela Appelt - Retired Judge of Court of Canadian Citizenship
Pradeep Sood- CEO of Starling Corporation; Founder of XactScribe  (Canadian based provider of Medical, Legal and Business transcription services)
Rowan Barrett - Executive Vice President of Senior Men’s Team at Basketball Canada
Scott Crowley - Regional Managing Partner of Advisory Services at MNP, LLP
Aubrey Drake Graham - Recording Artist, Universal Motown; Founder of OVO Records
Bob Marley is a global icon, a musical prophet, whose words and vision forever changed the world. His image and music evoke a rich legacy and emotional connection that transcends generation, ethnicity, gender, and geography. In today's high paced, tech-driven world, Bob Marley's message of unity, freedom, peace, empowerment and love have never been more relevant.
The public is welcome to attend the event. Media and guests are asked to register with the Bob Marley Committee, by email (, phone 647-391-5272 or on Facebook at

For further information and to register:
Kara Lambie
Bob Marley Day Event Manager
Diversity Business Network
647-391-5272 (COMING SOON)
Issued by:
Stephen Weir
Stephen Weir & Associate
Toronto, ON
416-801-3101 cell