The Lincoln M. Alexander Award is presented each year to three young people who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in promoting positive social change. Alexis Spieldenner received the Lincoln M. Alexander Community Award for her work in founding Bravo Niagara! and the North Star Festival.
“It is my distinct pleasure to join Ontarians in celebrating these remarkable recipients of the Lincoln M. Alexander Award. These young leaders have demonstrated commitment, creativity, and dedication to social justice as they lead the way towards an ever more inclusive society that is accepting of diversity. In this special year for Canada, I encourage everyone to look to their example as we continue working hard to break down barriers.”
The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
On January 27, 2017, Kelly Peterson and Bravo Niagara!'s Artistic Director Christine Mori announced that the inaugural Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival will take place February 16-18, 2018 in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Internationally-acclaimed four-time JUNO winning jazz pianist and composer Renee Rosnes will serve as Artistic Director. Bravo Niagara! will act as Executive Producer for this exciting new festival. Stay tuned and follow the Oscar Peterson and Bravo Niagara! social media channels for further updates!
Watch the livestream announcement on the Oscar Peterson Facebook Page here