Fashion & Highlights from HJA 2012 – Part2

Fitzroy Gordon President, of G98.7 received the Heritage and Youth award. Fitzroy  has more than 20 years of experience in Canadian broadcasting, including roles as a sports reporter, talk show host, R&B/Gospel music host, television call-in show host, and President/CEO of GCI Radio (a carrier of international live sports, talk and music programs). He is well-known for his 19 years as host of CHIN Radio’s “Dr. Love Show”. His looked polished in his tuxedo!






Celina Rayonne Caesar-Chavannes and husband Vidal Chavannes arrived at the event in fine style. Celina was the 2007 recipient of the Harry Jerome Young Entrepreneur Award. She wore an elegant teal blue fitted gown which showed off her curves. Vidal donned a sleek, notched lapel tuxedo.







Candice Bromfield, former Miss Jamaica World Finalist, looked stunning and ultra glamorous in a coral, breezy gown from Holt Renfrew’s with matching accessories.  She was moved and inspired by Roland Martin’s keynote speech. She thought  the evening was uplifting,  positive and energizing.







Garnett Manning is a motivational speaker and Mentor.   He is the Founder of Garnett Manning Youth Leadership Foundation. He thought the atmosphere was incredible and inspiring. A regular guest at the Harry Jerome Awards he was motivated by what Roland Martin stated in his keynote “What will people say about us after we are gone?” Garnett looked dapper in a pinstripe suit and coordinating paisley print tie.







Kevin Williams, President and Managing Director of GM Canada presented an award to Dr. David C.K. Tay for being a leader and innovator in structural engineering. Chevrolet is a platinum sponsor of the Harry Jerome Awards.







Karlyn Percil, BBPA Chair looked gorgeous in a designer, Honey Matthews gown, accessorized with earrings and bracelets by Rita Tesolin. She was styled by Janielle McKoy. Karlyn was instrumental in the development of the Book of Excellence to commemorate the 30th anniversary. It was Karlyn’s last years as Chair as she embarks on new initiatives that include the relaunch of her television talk show.






Andrew Forde was the recipient of the Young Entrepreneur award.  He looked distinguished and stylish in a three piece chocolate brown suite coordinated with a unique blue patterned bow tie.







Ernest Rutherford President of Live Eye Media Productions came out to the awards on his birthday to celebrate. He pulled out one of his favorite suits from his closet for this occasion. He was inspired by Roland Martin’s key note speech and was equally impressed with the entire event. What a way to celebrate his birthday!







Police Constable Marco Ricciardi and his wife Melissa dressed to impress. Melissa captured attention and turned heads in her stunning beige/gold gown. Her designer gown was purchased in Woodbridge. The power couple were also empowered by Roland Martin’s keynote speech. Marco remarked that it doesn’t matter what colour we are, we are all equal and we can all make a difference.







Sheldon James celebrated his birthday in fine style by attending the Harry Jerome Awards. He stated the event was wonderful and the ambiance was lovely. He was impressed with the décor and enjoyed networking with other guests.  Sheldon was well dressed in a bespoke tuxedo and polished laced up shoes.







Andre and Zoe attended the event for the first time and they were not disappointed.  Zoe who lives in Ottawa enjoyed the singing and dancing. Andre stated that there should be more award shows like the Harry Jerome Awards honouring individual excellence and accomplishments.







Sandra Gabriel Editor –in-Chief of Black Ink Magazine and Chief Relationship Officer of Gabriel PR looked sophisticated and beautiful in a classy black ensemble and a diamond cut necklace.






Special thanks to:

  • Advance Image Consulting and Sue Ajodhia of Passion Hair Creation for styling Charmaine’s hair. You can call Passion Hair Creation at 416.261.0073.
  • Jason Beeston Photography for shooting these beautiful photos.



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