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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


For more information and to confirm attendance, contact:

U of T Media Relations
Tel: 416-978-8100