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Several members of the Jamaican-Canadian community, including world-renowned Olympian Ben Johnson, turned out for the JN Bank-sponsored, Fortis 5K Run/Walk.

The event, held at the Chinguacousy Park, in Brampton on Saturday, September 14, aimed to raise well-needed funds for students across the greater Toronto area and the Caribbean.

More than 10 schools and associations are slated to benefit from proceeds of the event.

These include:

  • Kingston College Old Boys Association (Toronto Chapter)
  • Douglas Williams Foundation; Excelsior School Alumni Association (ESSA) of Ontario
  • Guyana United Social and Cultural Organisation
  • Calabar Old Boys Association – Canada Chapter, among others.

The funds will go towards: students’ dental care, scholarships to post-secondary institutions and nutrition programmes.