SAGE 10th Anniversary Awards Night Jan 26

New community programs and partnerships will be announced as Vancouver based SAGE, which stands for Social Acceptance of Great Excellence marks 10 years since its inception. Founded in 2007 by Honore Gbedze, publisher of The Afro News (TAN), SAGE has consistently recognized and awarded individuals, students and families who have contributed to their community through work or studies in the arts, finance, sport, culture and education.
In 2018, SAGE presents new and year round programs to empower our youth. Their focus is on youth leadership and life skills in the context of community engagement and the development of both personal accountability and ongoing community contribution. Created in alliance with The Segran Group (TSE), a global provider of Marketing, Organizational Development and Human Resource services, the BC the workshops will be led by Sean Segran.
Come celebrate and enjoy the 10th anniversary program
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”
A recognized expert on disability and diversity issues and The Afro News Associate Producer
MC and Host Deidre Heim
Live Music with Bouna Vedere Maju
Refreshments will be served
Tickets: $25.00 for early and secure purchase with immediate issue of Tax receipt – buy tickets online
Choice of your payment method via PayPal
The SAGE Foundation was founded as a non-profit organization in 2007 and launched officially in 2010 to recognize excellence in Community Service, Leadership or Multiculturalism. This year’s theme of “Rooted” fits with its mission to create a healthy dialogue with our youth and to encourage integration and a sense of belonging. SAGE is intent on continuing to develop workshops and welcomes partnerships with schools and community groups to support youth and to build community that shares common goals that motivate, unite and inspire and most especially educate for life.
Event Sponsors: The Afro News, an award winning publication and leader of the Multi–Ethnic press delivering news, culture, sports and articles of interest that reach a diverse community of more than 2 million people.
For more information on SAGE or to co-sponsor community programs contact:
Honore Gbedze Office: 604 646 0474 or visit
SAGE Anniversary Poster 2018