Patron's Message

We hope you are doing well during these uncertain times. On behalf of my co-patrons Mr. Andrew Chang, Ms. Brigette Chang and honorary patron Dr. Wesley J. Hall, we are looking forward to sharing an evening with you at the UWI Toronto Benefit Awards on June 25, 2022 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

All over the world COVID-19 and its variants continue to present ongoing challenges and reasons to be thoughtful in how we come together to socialize, celebrate and support those less fortunate. In the Caribbean, the pandemic has put tremendous strain on the education, financial and healthcare sectors. With loss of jobs due to the downturn in the economy, students have been even more severely affected as most are from single parent households and day to day survival has become the priority and even that is precarious. Registration is down as students struggle to meet tuition, which leads to severe frustration for those who are already marginalized and desperate.

The 2022 event is one of re-emergence and recommitment – the coalescing around our cause, knowing that with your help we will rise beyond our greatest expectations. Our theme this year is: One Caribbean...Global Impact.

2022 Honorees

Basil Watson
Luminary
Camille Wardrop- Alleyne
Vice Chancellor
Janice Fukakusa
G. Raymond Chang
Walter Chin
Vice Chancellor
Andre De Grasse
Luminary
Pan American Health Organization
Chancellor
Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted
Vice Chancellor

Our auction items

  • Trident Hotel, Portland, Jamaica

    4 days/3 nights stay for 2 with breakfast, a 45 min massage for 2 & a private poolside dinner surrounded by pristine beaches and untouched flora.

  • Lai Wah Heen Restaurant

    Meaning "luxurious meeting place", experience superb quality, elegance and true character with an authentic Chinese dining experience!

  • David Suzuki's "Gyotaky"

    A limited edition created by an ancient Japanese printing method, whereby a natural object is used to transfer its image to a sheet of paper.

  • Mystic Mountain Tranopy Tour

    Hold onto your hat: this is one wild ride (for two)! Explore the adrenaline rush of the Sky Explorer, Bobsled, Zipline and much more...

  • The Art of Medicine

    Dr. Herbert Ho Ping Kong examines the core principles of a patient-centred approach to diagnosis and treatment.

  • Bugatti Valentino Duffle Bag

    Add style to your travels with this thick Italian vegan leather bag with cotton canvas trimming featuring a hard bottom with metal hardware.

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