Multicultural Council of Windsor & Essex County

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MCC Awards Gala History

Twenty-two years ago the MCC 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 very first 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 more welcoming community for all.


In 2008 the growth of the MCC Awards Gala lead to the introduction of a Champion Award, celebrating the significant contributions made to our community by first-generation Canadians.

In 2018 an Inspire Award was introduced as a way to recognize a newcomer for their perseverance, optimism, and positive example in our community. This award has been named after long time MCC Executive Director Kathleen Thomas, who’s dedication and commitment to making Windsor-Essex a more welcoming place for all people is unparalleled. 

The MCC Awards Gala takes place each May and features a different and exciting theme, drawing a large crowd of community partners, supporters, and representatives to recognize award recipients. Proceeds from this event benefit the programs and services of the MCC.

 For sponsorship information please contact Scott Despins at 519.255.1127 ext 156 or

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: Biagio (Bill) Marra

Inspire Award: Kobra Safi

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