Canadian Ethnic Media Association Gala

November 11, 2016

The 38th Annual Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) Gala will be held on Friday, November 25th, 2016.

The Gala has been designed to provide ample opportunity to develop and refresh connections with the public and private sectors, ethnic media and multicultural leadership.

We have arranged a program that will encourage networking and outreach among attendees. The promotion and awareness of ethnic media will include a display of the work of CEMA’s members.

This year’s Gala will include the announcement and official launch of CEMA ‘s Ethnic Media Directory.
Also, the 2016 Seirhey Khmara Ziniak Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented.

Sid Ikeda

Sid Ikeda

This year’s recipient is Sid Ikeda. He was nominated for being a shining example of his lifetime dedication to the very principles that CEMA represents.

Mr. Ikeda is being honoured for his unrelenting volunteering efforts in serving the Japanese Canadian community, while also dedicating a significant amount of his time to helping others, and in making a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of individuals.

In addition, his involvement in numerous organizations has reached far and wide. These include:
• Chairing and participating in planning and organizing countless fundraising events for charities for more than 35 years;
• Having a major and significant involvement with the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre and the Japanese Canadian community since 1974;
• Being a founding member of the Canadian Multicultural Council-Asians in Ontario, formed in April 1998;
• Involvement in the formation of the Asia Pacific Community Consultative Committee to work with the police;
• North Korean Famine Relief (Starving Children of North Korea) — 1998 to 2008;
• Board of Director, Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation — 2004 to present;
• Member of the Toronto Community Foundation “100 Member”;
• Toronto Area Interfaith Council for the City of Toronto 2005

Join us for an evening of amazing entertainment, outstanding culinary delights and a celebration of outstanding contribution to Canada.

The 38th Annual Canadian Ethnic Media Annual Gala is being held at the following location:
The National Event Venue
1000 Finch Ave. West, Toronto
The reception begins at 6:00 p.m.
Dinner and Presentations begin at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $50 per seat and $500 per table of 10.
For orders please call: (416) 250 -6605 or (416) 488-0048