UWI Benefit Gala in Toronto
On March 10, 2012, guests experienced the enlivening essence of traditional Caribbean music at the third annual University of the West Indies (UWI) Benefit Gala. Over 500 people gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto for the highly anticipated event, which celebrated the achievements of esteemed members of the Caribbean-Canadian community.
This year’s Luminary Award was presented to author Malcolm Gladwell, renowned artist Artis Lane and Canada’s ﬁrst female black cabinet minister, Zanana Akande. The evening raised $300,000 for its UWI scholarship fund and Haitian Initiative supporting a university education for Caribbean students.