Nineteen years ago, the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County spearheaded the creation of a community-wide celebration to recognize the contribution of the Rt. Honourable Herb Gray.
On October 23, 2002, a formal evening of appreciation was held, and the program included the presentation of the first Multicultural Council tribute – the Herb Gray Harmony Award.
This prestigious honour recognizes individuals, businesses, or organizations in our community who have actively promoted the equality of all cultures, and who have made an outstanding contribution to building a community that is multi-racial, multi-ethnic and multi-faith.
In 2008, the Champion Award was added to the program, celebrating significant contributions made to our community by first-generation Canadians.
To honour the 45th year of the Multicultural Council in 2018, the Inspire Award was introduced as a way to recognize a newcomer for their perseverance, optimism, and positive example provided to our community.
Each spring, the Herb Gray Harmony Gala takes place and features a different exciting etho-cultural theme, drawing a crowd of over 600 community partners, supporters, and representatives to recognize award recipients.
Proceeds from the event benefit the programs and services of the Multicultural Council, and serve to assist in our mission of creating a welcoming community for all.
For sponsorship information, please contact Mira Gordic at 519-255-1127 ext 155 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous Award Recipients
|2002||Harmony: Rt. Honourable Herb Gray|
|2003||Harmony: Vernon Mahadeo|
|2004||Harmony: Capital theatre & Dr. Subhas Ramcharan|
|2005||Harmony: Dr. John Jacob Lyanga|
Harmony: Individual Award – Elise Harding-Davis, Private Company – Champion Products – Ashok Sood
Non – Profit Agency – WEST
Champion Award: Anthony P Toldo
|2007||Harmony: Michael G. Solcz & Jamie Henderson|
Harmony: Rotary Clubs of Windsor & Essex
Champion Award: Antoine Greige
Harmony: Gary Parent
Champion Award: Dr. Raphael Cheung
Harmony: John Morris Russell
Champion Award: Marwan Taqtaq
Harmony: David Musyj
Champion Award: Snjezana Gacesa
Harmony: Aruna Koushik
Champion Award: Terry Rafih
Harmony: Sandra Pupatello
Champion Award: Dr. Fouad Tayfour
Harmony: Eddie Francis
Champion Award: Floyd Cacciavillani
Harmony: Dr. John Strasser
Champion Award: Mario Collavino
Harmony: Marty Komsa
Champion Award: Vince & Olivia Rosati
Harmony: Dr. Alan Wildeman
Champion Award: Dr. Godfrey Bacheyie
Harmony: Caesars Windsor Cares
Champion Award: Mrs. Jasmin Reyes Tjong
Inspire Award: Ali & Hussein Mohammed
Harmony: The Tepperman Family
Champion Award: Dr. Gordon Jasey
Inspire Award: Charles Kayumbi & Marceline Kilongo
Harmony: Anita Imperioli
Champion Award: Dr. Christos Spirou
Inspire Award: Moussa Keita
Harmony: Dr. Patti France
Champion Award: Mr. Biagio (Bill) Marra
Kathleen Thomas Inspire Award: Kobra Safi