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Mayor of Toronto, David Miller will today (February 5), become the sixth Toronto Mayor in 14 years to officially proclaim February 6 as Bob Marley Day in that Canadian city.
Mr. Miller, who succeeded Mel Lastman as Mayor in November 2003, will read the Proclamation at a Bob Marley Day event being hosted by Roots Canada at their flagship clothing store in Toronto.
Seven Torontonians, including four Jamaicans, will be honoured with the Bob Marley Award for their contribution in making the city of Toronto a better place. Mayor Miller will present a lifetime achievement award to Jamaican-born, Alvin Curling, the first black Speaker of the House of Representatives in the province of Ontario.
Mr. Curling was appointed three months ago following his party’s victory at the polls.
The other Jamaican awardees are Michael Lee-Chin, founder and Chief Executive Officer of AIC Ltd. and head of National Commercial Bank; Peter Sloly, a Staff Inspector with the Toronto Police Service, and Barry Walsh, a Technology Consultant with Bevertec CST Inc., an Information Technology consulting firm.
Other recipients are Farley Flex, Vice President of Programming at FLOW Radio station, Toronto’s first urban radio station; Suzanne Boyd, Editor-in-Chief of Flare Magazine, reputed to be Canada’s best-selling beauty and fashion magazine; and Christine Exeter, a young awardee, who is being recognized for her athletic abilities.

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