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Lieutenant Governor, Premier to join the University of Toronto in celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela

December 11, 2013

TORONTO, ON – On Fri­day, Decem­ber 13, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to will be joined by the Lieu­tenant Gov­er­nor and the Pre­mier of Ontario to cel­e­brate the life of for­mer South African Pres­i­dent Nel­son Man­dela. In addi­tion to remarks by notable Cana­di­ans and Africans, the event will fea­ture per­for­mances by the Nel­son Man­dela Park Pub­lic School choir, Jack­ie Richard­son and Joe Sealy, the musi­cal group Jab­u­lani and the Nathaniel Dett Chorale. The event will be host­ed by CBC Radio’s Garvia Bai­ley.

WHAT: Cel­e­bra­tion of the life of Nel­son Man­dela

WHERE: Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, Con­vo­ca­tion Hall, 31 King’s Col­lege Cir­cle

DATE and TIME: Fri­day, Decem­ber 13, 2013, 2:15pm to 4pm

WHO: Speak­ers will include:
• The Hon­ourable David Onley, Lieu­tenant Gov­er­nor of Ontario
• The Hon­ourable Kath­leen Wynne, Pre­mier of Ontario
• Prof. Mer­ic Gertler, Pres­i­dent of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
• Prof. Dick­son Eyoh, Direc­tor of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s African Stud­ies Pro­gram
• The Hon­ourable Michael Wil­son, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Chan­cel­lor
• Ms. Tse­lane Mokue­na, South African Con­sul-Gen­er­al
• Ms. Nana Yaa Boa-Ampon­sem, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to stu­dent


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