Red carpet event at L’Olympia
The way Carla Beauvais tells it: It’s a shame that there are so many role models in our community that go unnoticed, that’s why it’s so important to shine the spotlight on those among us who are excelling in their respective fields.
And it’s exactly what organizers of the Gala Dynastie hope to achieve when they pull back the curtains on March 5 at L’Olympia for the red carpet award event that will celebrate excellence among Black professionals in various areas of life in Quebec.
Says Beauvais, head of communications for the Gala, “For some time now, a fair amount of ink has been spilled debating the place of diversity in the media, cultural, political—and even business—landscape here, and the demands that have resulted have grown louder over the years.
“In a context in which public life doesn’t reflect the diverse voices of the population, we have decided to take action. This Gala seeks to shine a light on the efforts and the passion exhibited by each of our finalists, in order to lay bare the excellence found within our communities.”
The event will fall under the auspices of the City of Montreal’s 375th Anniversary celebrations, which will be an opportunity to celebrate the best among high achievers in media, business, sports and film.
A jury made up of Ben Marc Diendéré, Fabienne Colas, Honey A. Dresher,
Madeleine Féquière, Stéphane Moraille, Richard Burnett and Suzanne Hilaire will make the final selection.
The nominees include:
Actor/Actress Of The Year
Myriam De Verger,
Business Figure Of The Year
Mariam Sy Diawara,
Byron & Dexter Peart,
Anglophone Artist Of The Year
Dawn Tyler Watson
Francophone Artist Or Group Of The Year
Artist Or Group Of The Year On The International Scene
Tamara Weber Fillion,
Comedian Of The Year
Anglophone Radio Personality Of The Year
Francophone Radio Personality Of The Year
Community-Radio Personality Of The Year
Andy Williams & Scott C,
Howard Stretch Carr,
Francophone Community-Radio Personality Of The Year
Director Of The Year
Benz Antoine and Jean-Hervé Désiré,
Sports Personality Of The Year
Anglophone Television Personality Of The Year
Francophone Television Personality Of The Year
Andy Mailly Pressoir
Anglophone Web Influencer Of The Year
Petrona Jacqueline Joseph,
Francophone Web Influencer Of The Year
Willy B., Rose Sarah
World-Music Artist Of The Year
Dommage Dynastie Prize
The Homage Dynastie Prize will be awarded to Paul Fehmiu-Brown. This historian,
who today suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, is known for the path that he’s paved and
for the crucial nature of his contributions to the field of history. Paul Fehmiu-Brown haswritten many articles, as well as several books, on the history of Black people, such asthe three-volume Ces Canadiens oubliés, as well as En commençant par la fin, Appeldu sang, Inventeurs et héros noirs, Marie-Josèphe-Angélique and, his latest, Les
cahiers de Sicka.