Eddie Grant TORONTO: Three prominent Jamaicans in Toronto, known for their professional work and involvement in community affairs, were the recipients of the First Annual Legacy Awards at a gospel concert last Friday (Feb. 24) held in celebration of Black History Month. Dr. Audley James of Revivaltime Tabernacle church, Pauline Christian, president of the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA), and Justice Michael Tulloch of the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario were the three honoured at Global Ministries church at an event organised by House of Levi Music Group in celebration of Black History Month. “I love Canada and the gospel music of Toronto. I think music is the channel through which we can harmonise our community and our young people, and guide them in the right direction,” said Christian. Rev. James paid tribute to the organizers of the event. “I receive this award on behalf of all you young men and women that have committed your life to the Lord Jesus Christ and dare to stand tall for him. I receive this award thanking the House of Levi and all of you that have spoken on my behalf,” said James. Justice Tulloch was unable to attend but his son accepted the award. The highlights of the event were the performances of gospel singers, Kim Burrell and Fred Hammond. Burrell, who calls her musical style jazz gospel, started her gospel career by singing with the renowned minister, Rev. James Cleveland’s Youth Mass Choir. In 2010, she founded the Love and Liberty Fellowship Church where she serves as pastor. She was among those who paid tribute to Whitney Houston at the memorial service that was held for Houston in Newark, New Jersey. The many fans of Hammond made their way to the front of the stage as soon as he began his performance and stayed there until the performance ended.