I am so honoured and elated to welcome you to our new BBPA Harry Jerome Awards website. You have arrived at the Destination of Excellence, where we recognize and celebrate some of the brightest and most accomplished Afro-Canadians, coast to coast. Thanks to BrandEQ, our new website will help you navigate through the Afro-Canadian preeminent awards.  This site will provide an awespectacular, breathtaking, inspiring, unforgettable  and unimaginable experience.

Why is the year 2017 super special for the BBPA?  This is the year that the BBPA and title sponsor TD Canada Trust  celebrate the 35th Anniversary BBPA Harry Jerome Awards, themed “Beyond Excellence”, which coincides with Canada’s 150th birthday and falls within the United Nation’s decade recognizing people of African descent.

Undoubtedly, this is a significant milestone… a national celebration of people of eminence, who are truly beyond excellence.

The 35th anniversary of these awards, marks our organization’s ability to weather the storms of life and birth great fruits. Fruits of higher education, fruits of economic development and entrepreneurship, fruits producing role models of eminence, fruits providing access to training and development, fruits of inspiration, mentoring and support. Fruits building Intellectual and institutional capacities. Fruits!! Fruits! Great Fruits!

Come celebrate! The awards gala will be held at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd, on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, starting at 5:pm. Please join us for an experience of a lifetime. Your presence is invaluable as we move our goal posts forward, together!

Let’s go “Beyond Excellence.” The Time has come! Happy Anniversary, BBPA! Happy Birthday, Canada!

Pauline