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Burnaby group honours Black physicians for impact on communities

For Black History Month, the Burnaby-based National Congress of Black Women Foundation will honour several doctors for their work
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A Burnaby group will be honouring black physicians who have contributed to the health of not only the Black community, but to the broader communities in B.C. in an event this Saturday – and you’re invited to take part.

Every year during Black History Month, the National Congress of Black Women Foundation (NCBWF) recognizes the outstanding contributions of community members through its Legacy Awards. There will be a virtual event on Saturday at 6 p.m. (Tickets Available Now on for $20 each).

“For over 35 years, the National Congress of Black Women Foundation (NCBWF) has been an instrumental link in connecting people Black community members that include, but is not limited to, people from Africa, the Caribbean, Canada and America,” said Amora Takawira, NCBWF secretary. “The organization continues to promote and facilitate activities and programs that foster the advancement, recognition, health and education of female/female-identifying people of African descent and their families.”
The group will be honouring the following doctors: Dr. John Farley, Dr. Vera Nyirenda, Dr. Pascaline Mahungu, Dr. Gina Ogilvie and Dr. Winston Gittens.
In this year’s two-hour online event, they are also premiering a “Community Member Honour Roll” to recognize frontline health professionals and support workers from the Black community for their steadfast commitment. These individuals have been nominated by members of their own community who have recognized their unwavering diligence.