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Who's Who in Black Canada-2 Now Available

December 4, 2006

Toronto, December 04, 2006 - Who's Who in Black Canada-2 (WWIBC-2), the much-anticipated second edition of outstanding individuals achieving excellence in their respective professions, is now available.

WWIBC-2 was launched on Wednesday, November 29, at an elegant reception hosted by TD Bank Financial Group (TDBFG) on the 54th Floor of the TD Tower and attended by close to 150 guests. The event was held in association with the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA). Chantelle Nicholls, District VP of TDBFG, Audrey Walters, president of the BBPA, and the well-known story-teller/performer and citizenship judge, Dr. Rita Cox, were among the speakers who expressed their appreciation of this work and stressed the importance of such a resource for Black youth in particular, as
well as the broader community.

About the book: Who's Who in Black Canada is a contemporary directory with biographical profiles of key individuals from Canada's Black and African Canadian population. First published in 2002, this second edition contains 734 entries of which over 260 are new. It also contains updated information on those from the first edition plus photos. Included are Governor General, Michalle Jean, and the recently appointed Lt.-Gov. of Nova Scotia, Mayann Francis. In addition, there are musicians from the African Guitar Summit, K-OS, K'naan, Jully Black; artists David Kibuuka and Neville Clark; TV personalities Rosey Edeh and Farley Flex; theatre personalities Walter Borden, d'bi young and Djanet Sears, and others from the world of medicine, academia, business, law, policing, religion, the arts, and much more.

Dr. George Elliott Clarke wrote in the introduction "[WWIBC-2] demonstrates... the great vast array of our attainments-won by Jamaican, Nigerian, Somalian, Haitian, Ethiopian...the multicultural rainbow of excellence that is Canadian blackness."

Book details: ISBN 0973138424; 407 pages; bound; $35.99

Audience: educators, schools, colleges, universities, libraries, government agencies and offices, the general public.

Media enquiries: Dawn Williams, Tel: 416-694-8149; e-m: info@wwibc.ca


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