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You are cordially invited to the
 
***23rd Anniversary Anniversary Celebration***
 
        Friday June 2nd, 2017 @
 
Toula on the 38th Floor
Westin Harbour Castle Hotel
1 Harbour Square, Toronto ON
 
Dinner from 7pm - 9:30pm
 
Followed by Presentations and the After-party...
 
Featuring:
 
Presentation of the Jackie Robinson Award to Wayne Purboo, SVP, Product Management Entertainment Group, AT&T Inc., CEO Quickplay Media
Wayne Purboo is senior vice president of Product Management for AT&T Entertainment Group. In this role, he is responsible for video product strategy, roadmap and performance for DIRECTV, U-verse, OTT products as well as the integration of the Quickplay platform. He also leads the project management office for the EG Technology organization.
 
Wayne is a twenty-five year executive and serial entrepreneur of the telecom industry, with a wide range of experiences in software development, system engineering, sales, finance and management.
 
Wayne's career began in 1990 at a startup in Silicon Valley called Network Computing Devices (NCD), a leading supplier of X-Windows Display Stations for the Telecom and Engineering markets.
 
After three years with NCD, Wayne joined Toronto-based Solect Technology Group. Solect was a leading supplier of IP billing platforms for Internet services. Wayne played a significant role in the growth of Solect and in 1998, became CTO, leading the development of the next generation platform.
 
Solect was purchased by Amdocs in 2000 for $1.2 B USD. Wayne then spent the next three years at Amdocs as CTO of the IP Division, leading the transformation of the next generation billing platform, and also playing a technology communications role with Wall Street analysts. Wayne created and was the first Editor of the Amdocs Business Review, a quarterly publication for 4000 Telecom executives focused on the future of telecommunications.
 
Following the theme of IP disruptions, in 2004 Wayne founded Quickplay Media. Quickplay pioneered mobile video beginning with short form video over 2.5G networks, culminating with the largest OTT headend in the world for any IP network.
 
Prior to the acquisition of Quickplay by AT&T, Quickplay employed 380 people spread across three continents. Wayne has played a significant role in the creation of over $2B in value across three startups, and raised over $250M in financing. Over the years, Wayne’s success has been recognized by numerous professional and academic institutions including; Canada's Top 40 under 40, Deloitte Fast 50, Canada's Spotlight Awards and most recently by the University of the West Indies - Vice Chancellor's Award.
 
Wayne Purboo is husband to Nigela Purboo for the last 18 years, together they have three sons. Wayne and his family live happily in Oakville Ontario, where they are involved in charitable work and supporting their son's interest in hockey and golf.
 
Camp Jumoke
 
Mary Galvan, Founder of The Durham Caribbean Festival
 
& more…
 
followed by the after-party hosted by Warren Salmon & Mesfun Haile
with music supplied by "The Crowd Pleaser" DJ Mark Anthony...
 
Join us for Dinner, from 7pm-9:30pm, featuring a 3-course $40 prefix menu
 
or Join us after 9:30pm for presentations and the after-party...
 
Admission is $20 in advance, $30 at the door (Dinner not included).
 
To Order Tickets,  click on the link below:
 
or send email money transfers to events@firstfridays.ca and 
text your name and security answer to 416-882-9863.
 
For more info, email events@firstfridays.ca or call 416-441-0792.
 
1st Fridays Sponsors: 
 
Platinum:
   Ashaware.com               Rastafest
  
Silver:
URBANOLOGY Magazine   http://www.byblacks.com
 
Bronze:
            Pride
Magazine        AfroToronto.com 
 
Iron:
 Jamaica National  http://mappdom.com     
 
Community:
      Caribbean Vibrations   Excelovate  
 
Sponsorship and advertising opportunities available - contact info@firstfridays.ca  or 416-441-0792

THE JACKSON'S LIVE IN CONCERT
JKA & I ❤ THE 90'S TORONTO PRESENTS
 
🌟THE JACKSON'S LIVE IN CONCERT 🌟
 
Friday, June 9th, 2017
 
Where : REBEL TORONTO 11 Polson St. All Ages
 
Doors: 7pm
 
Tickets: $75
 
The last time the Jackson's performed on Toronto soil was 33 years ago!! If you missed it or weren't born yet, you don't want to miss this legendary musical experience!!
 
The Jacksons, quite possibly the most recognizable family in music history, will celebrate their 50th anniversary at REBEL on Friday June 9th. 
 
The brothers, from Gary, Indiana, became one of the biggest and most popular pop groups in the history of music. Their combination of extraordinary musical talent and choreography has earned the family the status of pop royalty in the music world and was later responsible for providing the launching pad for Michael Jackson’s legendary solo career!
 
To Order Tickets,  click on the link below:
 

$30 Online Early Early Bird Tickets now on sale!!!
SUMMER GROOVE YACHT CRUISE
LIMITED $30 ONLINE EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
 
or send email money transfers to events@firstfridays.ca and 
text your name and security answer to 416-882-9863.
 
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::11th Annual Summer Groove Yacht Cruise:::
 
Sunday, August 27th, 2017
 
Onboard the Enterprise 2000
 
Cherry Street Docks, 242 Cherry St., Toronto ON
 
Boarding @ 1pm, cruising until 6pm
 
Hosted by Warren Salmon, Carl Lyte, Eddie Williams, Kerry Lee Crawford, Dwight Samuels, Mesfun Haile & Friends
 
Featuring DJs Nigel B, Mark Anthony, Ron C & more...
 
***SOLD OUT THE PAST 7 YEARS***
Cash Bar / Cash Food
Online early bird Tickets are $30.
To Order Tickets,  click on the link below:
 
or send email money transfers to events@firstfridays.ca and 
text your name and security answer to 416-882-9863.