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Highlights from CEMA’s 2016 Awards Gala

The 38th Annual Canadian Ethnic Media Association Awards Gala, held at the National Event Venue in Toronto, attracted a packed audience.

CEMA’s 2016 Sierhey Khmara Ziniak Award Lifetime Achievement recipient Sid Ikeda (centre) was honoured for his lifetime’s work in providing support to various cultural and ethnic communities in Canada. Making the presentation were CEMA’s chair Madeline Ziniak and Dr. Joseph Wong, recipient of the 2015 Sierhey Khmara Ziniak Award.

CEMA’s 2016 Sierhey Khmara Ziniak Award Lifetime Achievement recipient Sid Ikeda (centre) was honoured for his lifetime’s work in providing support to various cultural and ethnic communities in Canada. Making the presentation were CEMA’s chair Madeline Ziniak and Dr. Joseph Wong, recipient of the 2015 Sierhey Khmara Ziniak Award.

Cantemos, a Chamber Ensemble, specializing in music from Latin America,  sings in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin.

Cantemos, a Chamber Ensemble, specializing in music from Latin America, sings in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin.

Attendees at CEMA’s 38th Annual Awards Gala celebrate.

Attendees at CEMA’s 38th Annual Awards Gala celebrate.

Members of the Ontario Media Development Corp attending the gala included CEO Karen Thorne Stone (5th from left) and Natasha Bronfman (right – foreground).

Members of the Ontario Media Development Corp attending the gala included CEO Karen Thorne Stone (5th from left) and Natasha Bronfman (right – foreground).

Ontario MPP Laura Albanese (Back row – Centre) posed with many guests, including CEMA Chair Madeline Ziniak  (right). Also present were (l-r -- standing) Sara Amash, Malcolm Dunlop and Alex Morin. Seated are – (l-r): Rebecca Dunlop and Melanie Farrell.

Ontario MPP Laura Albanese (Back row – Centre) posed with many guests, including CEMA Chair Madeline Ziniak (right). Also present were (l-r — standing) Sara Amash, Malcolm Dunlop and Alex Morin. Seated are – (l-r): Rebecca Dunlop and Melanie Farrell.

Belly dancing artist and instructor captures an ancient form of Arabic culture.

Belly dancing artist and instructor captures an ancient form of Arabic culture.

Member of Parliament Judy Sgro was welcomed by CEMA’s president, Kiu Rezvanifar.

Member of Parliament Judy Sgro was welcomed by CEMA’s president, Kiu Rezvanifar.

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