The Black Academy is honouring the best in Black Canadian talent. On Friday, the organization announced that Andre De Grasse, Kayla Grey and Fabienne Colas will be honoured at the inaugural celebration of The Legacy Awards. READ MORE: The Black Academy To Launch Awards Show Celebrating Black Canadian Talent Co-founders Shamier Anderson and Stephan James shared the news, alongside Insight Productions and the CBC, also announcing that Randell Adjei, Fefe Dobson, Melanie Fiona, Shantel May and Alicia Mighty are all set to perform at the gala.
De Grasse, who is Canada’s most decorated male Olympian, winning six medals in sprint events, will be honoured with Athlete of the Year.
TSN sportscaster Grey will receive the Jamil French Award, recognizing her status as one of Canada’s rising stars. Colas, an actress, director and producer, will receive The Visionnaire Award, recognizing her tireless work lifting up and showcasing Black storytellers in Canada. “Andre, Kayla, and Fabienne are leaders in their respective fields and in our community,” said Stephan James, co-founder of The Black Academy. “My brother and I are thrilled that The Legacy Awards are recognizing their amazing accomplishments, their dedication to their work, and their passion for the community.Read more on etcanada.com