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Eight for Marley award in Canada

Wednesday, February 06, 2013    

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TORONTO, Canada - EIGHT Canadians are to receive Bob Marley humanitarian awards at City Hall in Toronto today.

The Toronto City Council had proclaimed February 6 Bob Marley Day.

"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 recipients for the Bob Marley Award this year are: Ben Hum — president and co-founder of the North American Association of Asian Professionals (NAAAP) Toronto; 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; and, Aubrey Drake Graham — recording artiste, Universal Motown; founder of OVO Records.

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