Donovan Bailey, Eleanor Collins and the Honourable Jean Augustine are all honourees at this year's Black Canadian Awards. (Photo: Steve Finn/Laureus via Getty Images; CBC/Alvin Armstrong; REUTERS/Chris Wattie)
The Black Canadian Awards are being held this Saturday, March 1 in Toronto — and George is being honoured for his commitment to diversity.
The awards are presented by the non-profit Diversity Advancement Network. They're intended to showcase the impact black Canadians have had on the Canadian economy as a whole, and on individual communities across the country. There is also a strong focus on highlighting positive role models in the community .
Other honourees include the Honourable Jean Augustine, the first black woman to be elected to Canadian Parliament, Eleanor Collins, the first black woman to have a TV show in North America and Donovan Bailey, the two-time Olympic gold medallist who, incidentally, will be in the red chair on Thursday, February 27 at 11:30 p.m.
In total, there are 22 categories in this year's awards show, with an exciting list of nominees, including Michie Mee (Best Female Hip Hop), Shad (Hip Hop Male) and the CBC's Dwight Drummond (Media Personality). Voting is open to the public for one more day. Go here to cast your ballot on any or all of the categories. Tickets are still available for the awards ceremony, which will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto.