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Viola Desmond Awards & Banquet

Viola Desmond stamp

About the Viola Desmond Awards and Banquet 

The annual Viola Desmond Awards and Banquet takes place on May 11th, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Mattamy Athletic Centreā€˜s Coca Cola Court. We will feature the achievements of accomplished Black women in Canada and celebrate the debut of $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond, the first Black woman to be featured on a regularly circulating Bank of Canada note.

Join us at this annual anniversary of the Viola Desmond Awards by making a gift to support the student award and bursary at Ryerson. Help us to carry the memory and example of Viola Desmond forward for generations to come.