And the winner of the Bill Graham Award is…

The Bill Graham Award  recognizes individuals who have served the LGBT community through demonstrated volunteerism or community leadership.

 The 2016 recipients have been selected. Congratulations to:

  • Charlie Andrews, Executive Director of Singing Out
  • Justine Apple, Executive Director of Kulanu Toronto

 Charlie joined Singing Out in January, 2014 as their first ED.  Since then, she has spearheaded the development of the organization and is a leader, artist, and an ambassador for the arts in Toronto. 

 Justine Apple is a well-known leader and advocate for LGBT rights.  As ED for Kulanu Toronto, Justine transformed that organization into a major agency for social change. 

 The Award gives recipients the opportunity to designate a charitable organization as the recipients of the $1000 cash charitable component of the Award.

 Charlie Andrews selected a number of arts organizations, including the COC, TSO, National Ballet.  Justine Apple chose PFLAG.  

Do you know someone that you think should win? Nominate them!

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BMO Supports Pride Week with 20th Annual Pride and Remembrance Run

  • The largest fundraising event held during Toronto’s Pride Week celebrations
  • The Run has raised more than $1,000,000 for local charities that support the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) community

TORONTO, June 26, 2015 – The 20th annual Pride and Remembrance Run, presented by BMO Financial Group, is the largest fundraising event held during Toronto Pride Week and will take place this Saturday, June 27. A record number of participants will lace up for the race, a long-standing tradition held during Toronto Pride Festival to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community.  

The Pride and Remembrance Run is the largest of its kind in Canada and one of the most popular running events in the Greater Toronto Area. This year, more than 1,500 participants will raise money to benefit three Toronto organizations: Inside Out, Toronto People with AIDS Foundation, and the Pride and Remembrance Foundation.


Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario


Chuck Coolen, President, Pride and Remembrance Association


Tony Tintinalli, Regional Vice President, Toronto Downtown, BMO Bank of Montreal

Paul Noble, Vice-President, Deputy General Counsel, BMO Capital Markets and Assistant Corporate Secretary



2015 Pride and Remembrance Run, title sponsor, BMO Financial Group



Saturday June 27, 2015


9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon ET


Race begins at 10:00 a.m. ET


Awards Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. ET



Corner of Church and Wellesley Streets (Start / Finish line)


Barbara Hall Park (519 Church St. Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9) – Awards ceremony

“BMO has a long-standing commitment to fostering and valuing diversity in the workplace and welcoming employees and customers from any walk of life,” said Paul Noble, Vice-President, Deputy General Counsel, BMO Financial Group. “The Pride and Remembrance Run is a very special event in the LGBTQ+ community. We are proud once again to be the title sponsor and to participate through our employee fundraising team, Team BMO.”

“Having participated in the annual Pride and Remembrance Run many times over the years, I am enormously proud to be taking part in the 20th anniversary of the Run as Premier of Ontario,” said Hon. Kathleen Wynne. “It’s always inspiring to see the crowds of people out to support the LGBTQ2S community. By supporting different charities each year, the Run has touched the lives of so many, all while advancing equal rights for the LGBTQ2S community. This has helped us build a more fair, inclusive and harmonious Ontario for everyone.”

“The Pride and Remembrance Run and the LGBTQ+ community have made great strides since the run was first launched 20 years ago by three gay triathletes, including founder Alan Belaiche,” said Chuck Coolen, President of the Pride and Remembrance Association. “Over the years, Pride and Remembrance Run has become one of the finest examples of our community coming together with great spirit and sportsmanship to give back. We look forward to the next 20 years!”

The five-kilometre run/three-kilometre walk kicks off at the start line with warm-ups led by James Braithwaite, founder of Braithwaite Physiotherapy/Yorkville Physiotherapy and a stretching and yoga session led by Michael DeCorte and his Jock Yoga team at the start line.  

About the Pride and Remembrance Run

In 1996, three gay triathletes founded the Pride and Remembrance Run, an annual five-kilometre run / three-kilometre walk coinciding with Toronto’s Pride Week. It was dedicated to partnering the themes of PRIDE and REMEMBRANCE with community celebration and personal achievement.

The Pride and Remembrance Run has become an annual tradition promoting and fostering community spirit, goodwill, volunteerism and sportsmanship in the LGBTQ+ community. For more information, visit

About BMO and Diversity

From the development of the first Registered Disability Savings Plan to sponsorship of the Pride and Remembrance Run, BMO is committed to promoting accessibility, inclusivity and equality. This commitment extends to initiatives outside the workplace into all communities where BMO operates.


Media Contacts:

Claire Daugulis, Toronto,, (647) 802-1185
Kathleen Savage, Toronto,, (416) 453-5823

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We run rain or shine

The only way we will cancel is in the case of an electrical storm (thunder and lighting) and that has not been forecast for tomorrow.

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