TORONTO – October 14, 2010 – The Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) hosts its annual Gala dinner and fundraiser October 16, 2010 at 6:30pm at the Hyatt Regency, 370 King St. W. in Toronto.
This year’s Gala, “Renaissance: Reviving the Vision” honours and celebrates the accomplishments of four individuals of distinction for their many contributions to the legal profession and the community at large:
The Gala is also a fundraiser for humanitarian relief to Haiti, “a cause in the hearts or minds of our members and the Canadian Haitian community,” said CABL President Frank Walwyn, who is a Partner at WeirFoulds LLP. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Save the Children Canada (www.savethechildren.ca).
The Honourable Chris Bentley, Attorney General of Ontario; Lee Akazaki, President of the Ontario Bar Association and associate at Gilbertson Davis Emerson LLP and Frank Walwyn, President of CABL and partner at WeirFoulds LLP.
Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Jojo Chintoh, the first black reporter for CityTV and recipient of a CanPro award for the documentary series, “Down and out in Parkdale.”