April 24, 2015
Vincentian Canadian journalist to receive BBPA award

Nneka ‘Nickie’ Elliott has added another jewel to her crown.

The Vincentian Canadian journalist and news anchor will tomorrow, Saturday, April 25, receive the Black Business and Professional Association Harry Jerome Media Award during a ceremony {{more}}at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

The BBPA Harry Jerome Awards is an annual event recognized as the most prestigious national awards gala in the African-Canadian community and a coveted symbol of achievement. It also awards persons in sports and other areas.

Elliot is originally from Cane Garden, St Vincent and the Grenadines, but resides in Toronto.

She is a news anchor at CP24. She attended the Kingstown Preparatory School (KPS) then the Girls’ High School (GHS) and later, the ‘A’ level college at Glen.

Elliott told an online publication that she is very happy to have been chosen to receive this award, as persons who received the award before, are persons she looks up to.

The BBPA is described as a non-profit, charitable organization that was founded in 1983.

This year, the awards carry the theme, ‘Excellence…The Journey to Success.” The event is sponsored by RBC Royal Bank.

Elliot is a graduate of Ryerson University in Toronto.