Come Celebrate SAGE Foundation and Enjoy the 10th Anniversary Program

January 26, 2018 Heritage Hall 3102 Main Street

Doors open at 5:30 Program 7:00 – 9:00 p.m

Tickets: $25 Advance online purchase recommended

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Live Music with Bouna Vedere Maju Refreshments will be served

SAGE’s founder, Honore Gbedze invites you to help mark the 10th anniversary since the inception of SAGE. Founded to recognize and award individuals, students and families who have contributed to their community through work or studies in the arts, finance, sport, culture and education. The goal has always been to create a healthy dialogue with our youth and to encourage integration and a sense of belonging.

In 2018, SAGE Foundation announces new and year round programs created in alliance with The Segran Group (TSE). A global provider of Marketing, Organizational Development and Human Resource services the company will deliver workshops led by principal, Sean Segran. They’ll be on youth leadership and life skills in the context of community engagement and the development of both personal accountability and ongoing community contribution.

“They say it takes a village to raise a child,” says Gbedze,”but I believe that a child well nurtured by her community can push the village to grow. The entire community benefits from the support of our children and ultimately, our country.”

Other trainers, consultants and educators will partner with SAGE Foundation this year to support youth, new immigrants and ability and ethnically diverse groups in our labour market. The Sage Foundation 10th Anniversary program reflects some of these contributors who will briefly share some of their journeys.

Keynote and Guest Speakers

Dean Duperron President / CEO Duperron Group

Trish Mandewo Co -Founder Women’s Collaborative Hub

Sandra J. Horton Co- Founder Women’s Collaborative Hub

Shirin S. Segran Author of the Award Winning Aegis League Series

Life Time Achievement Award recipient: Roger B. Jones, “The Ability Guy”

MC and Host Deidre Heim

About the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient: A recognized expert on disability and diversity issues and a key early supporter of The Afro News Roger B. Jones, “The Ability Guy,” is being recognized for his longstanding contributions locally, federally and internationally to the Afric community, diversity and disability issues. In June 1985 Roger became a quadriplegic as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Nova Scotia. His recovery led to ardent activism and serving both directly as well as through boards and committees at home and around the world to deliver workshops, institute awards, raise awareness and funding to accelerate progress and quality of life for the individuals, causes and groups.

Roger has motivated thousands of youth across Canada and promoted dialogue on citizenship.

Event Sponsors: The Afro News, an award winning publication, leader of the Multi–Ethnic press delivering news, culture, sports and articles of interest that reach a diverse community of more than 2 million.

For more information on SAGE Foundation or to co-sponsor community programs contact:

Honore Gbedze Office: 604 646 0474 or visit

SAGE Anniversary Poster 2018