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Mrs. Gemma Raeburn-Baynes

President

Playmas Montreal Cultural Association

HQ Phone: (514) 620-6612

Playmas Montreal Cultural Association

557 Montford Drive Dollard Des

Ormeaux, Quebec H9G 1M9

Canada

Background Information

Employment History

President
A Taste of the Caribbean

Senior Auditor
Bank of Montreal

Affiliations

Member
Seniors Action Quebec

Founding Board Member
Dalhousie University

Founder
Montreal Ebony Models

Web References (91 Total References)


This event will be produced by ...

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This event will be produced by Gemma Raeburn-Baynes, President of Playmas Montreal and The Montreal Ebony Models,** an organization celebrating its 35th anniversary of style in 2015, and Playmas Montreal Cultural Association,** a non-profit organization founded in 2000 to promote Caribbean culture and provide a wide range of Caribbean cultural and social development programs to the Black and Caribbean Canadian community.


Gemma's bio

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GEMMA RAEBURN-BAYNES

President
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GEMMA RAEBURN-BAYNES
Gemma Raeburn-Baynes is a Senior Auditor with the Bank of Montreal (BMO), where she has worked since 1973. She has also been active in business, community development and charitable initiatives. At BMO she has held a number of managerial positions and made significant contributions to the Bank's development in the areas of equity and diversity and initiated several programs promoting education and employment skills for Black and visible minority youth, people with disabilities and aboriginal youth.
Gemma is an avid fundraiser for numerous charitable organizations. With over 40 years of work and volunteer experience in the community she has set up several non-profit organizations and projects aimed at bringing to light the rich culture of the Caribbean. Gemma is President and Founder of Playmas Montreal Cultural Association and A Taste of the Caribbean Festival, the largest Caribbean Food Festival in Quebec. Some of her many initiatives include: Triumph Through Adversity, a culinary scholarship program for disenfranchised and unemployed youth, The Montreal Ebony Models, the first Black Modeling agency in Quebec, the Miss Black Quebec Pageant, and Montreal's Caribbean Carnival. She was a founding Board Member of Dalhousie University's James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies. Gemma also sits on several boards, including the Black Community Editorial Board of the CBC.
Among her many awards, she was made a "Woman of Distinction" by the YWCA in 1997 for community service and awarded the Montreal Business and Professional Women's Club "Woman of Achievement" award in 1998. For promoting her beloved community and human dignity, Gemma received the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award in 2008 and the Jackie Robinson Montreal Association of Black Business Persons Award. Most recently she received the Community Service Arts and Culture Award from the Consul General of Grenada to Canada and was featured in the 2011 Black History Month Calendar, celebrating 20 years. Gemma is featured in the first and second edition of "Who's Who in Black Canada". Most recently she received the Community Service Arts and Culture Award from the Consul General of Grenada to Canada, The Award of Honor from the Grenada 27th Anniversary Independence Committee and the Honorary Consul for Grenada in Montreal saluting her dedicated and inspiring service to the Grenadian and Montreal Community. Gemma was featured in the 2011 Black History Month Calendar, celebrating 20 years. Gemma is featured in the first and second edition of "Who's Who in Black Canada". In October 2011 she received the distinguished Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Award for Distinguished Community Service given to her by the QCGN (Quebec Community Group Network) for which she was recognized at the House of Commons by the Sub-Committee on Official Languages.
Most recently, on November 11, 2012, Raeburn-Baynes received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec. She was recognized as a strong advocate for the promotion of culture through the performing arts and anti-racist education. She was cited for her tireless work for the advancement and contribution of Caribbean and Black culture to a multicultural Canada. Gemma was also recognized for initiating several multicultural programs at Bank of Montreal to help visible-minority youth, which earned Bank of Montreal plaudits from the Conference Board of Canada.


Gemma's bio

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GEMMA RAEBURN-BAYNES

President
...
GEMMA RAEBURN-BAYNES
Gemma Raeburn-Baynes is a Senior Auditor with the Bank of Montreal (BMO), where she has worked since 1973. She has also been active in business, community development and charitable initiatives. At BMO she has held a number of managerial positions and made significant contributions to the Bank's development in the areas of equity and diversity and initiated several programs promoting education and employment skills for Black and visible minority youth, people with disabilities and aboriginal youth.
Gemma is an avid fundraiser for numerous charitable organizations. With over 40 years of work and volunteer experience in the community she has set up several non-profit organizations and projects aimed at bringing to light the rich culture of the Caribbean. Gemma is President and Founder of Playmas Montreal Cultural Association and A Taste of the Caribbean Festival, the largest Caribbean Food Festival in Quebec. Some of her many initiatives include: Triumph Through Adversity, a culinary scholarship program for disenfranchised and unemployed youth, The Montreal Ebony Models, the first Black Modeling agency in Quebec, the Miss Black Quebec Pageant, and Montreal's Caribbean Carnival. She was a founding Board Member of Dalhousie University's James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies. Gemma also sits on several boards, including the Black Community Editorial Board of the CBC.
Among her many awards, she was made a "Woman of Distinction" by the YWCA in 1997 for community service and awarded the Montreal Business and Professional Women's Club "Woman of Achievement" award in 1998. For promoting her beloved community and human dignity, Gemma received the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award in 2008 and the Jackie Robinson Montreal Association of Black Business Persons Award. Most recently she received the Community Service Arts and Culture Award from the Consul General of Grenada to Canada and was featured in the 2011 Black History Month Calendar, celebrating 20 years. Gemma is featured in the first and second edition of "Who's Who in Black Canada". Most recently she received the Community Service Arts and Culture Award from the Consul General of Grenada to Canada, The Award of Honor from the Grenada 27th Anniversary Independence Committee and the Honorary Consul for Grenada in Montreal saluting her dedicated and inspiring service to the Grenadian and Montreal Community. Gemma was featured in the 2011 Black History Month Calendar, celebrating 20 years. Gemma is featured in the first and second edition of "Who's Who in Black Canada". In October 2011 she received the distinguished Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Award for Distinguished Community Service given to her by the QCGN (Quebec Community Group Network) for which she was recognized at the House of Commons by the Sub-Committee on Official Languages.
Most recently, on November 11, 2012, Raeburn-Baynes received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec. She was recognized as a strong advocate for the promotion of culture through the performing arts and anti-racist education. She was cited for her tireless work for the advancement and contribution of Caribbean and Black culture to a multicultural Canada. Gemma was also recognized for initiating several multicultural programs at Bank of Montreal to help visible-minority youth, which earned Bank of Montreal plaudits from the Conference Board of Canada.


Montreal - 2014 marks the 50th ...

www.realfmgrenada.com [cached]

Montreal - 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of community service and non-profit work by long time community activist, Gemma Raeburn-Baynes. On March 8th, 2014th (and very appropriately International Women's Day) friends of Gemma and the Playmas Montreal Cultural Association will be hosting a special dinner to honor this community firebrand.

Dr. The Right Honorable Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, will be the keynote speaker for this event celebrating fellow Grenadian Gemma's contributions to many, many community organizations, causes and charities.
"Gemma is a volunteer who adds spice and heart to her community work," says Montreal Gazette columnist, Bill Brownstein.
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For the past fifty years, Ms. Raeburn-Baynes has been very active in Montreal's Black Community as a dedicated volunteer and fundraiser for non-profit and charitable organizations. She has raised over $1.5 Million for various charities in and around Montreal.
Ms Raeburn-Baynes has also founded several non-profit organizations promoting youth and Caribbean arts and culture. She is the founding President of Playmas Montreal Cultural Association, which stages "A Taste of the Caribbean Festival" the very successful, extravagant, annual Caribbean food and cultural festival held annually in Quebec.


Community activist Gemma ...

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Community activist Gemma Raeburn-Baynes humbled by honour awaiting her Community activist Gemma Raeburn-Baynes humbled by honour awaiting her

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The year 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of community service and non-profit work by long time community activist, and Grenadian native Gemma Raeburn-Baynes. On March 8 friends of Gemma and the Playmas Montreal Cultural Association will be hosting a special dinner in her honour.
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"I am tremendously honoured and humbled for this expression of love, especially on International Women's Day which celebrates women's achievements," Raeburn-Baynes said Raeburn-Baynes has also founded several non-profit organizations promoting youth and Caribbean arts and culture. She is the founding president of Playmas Montreal Cultural Association, which stages "A Taste of the Caribbean Festival," the very successful, extravagant, annual Caribbean food and cultural festival held annually in Quebec. Monies raised through this and other Playmas events go towards awarding culinary scholarships to disenfranchised, at-risk-youth for professional chef training via its Triumph through Adversity Program. Raeburn-Baynes is the recipient of many awards for her charity and community service. In the 1970's she founded the Montreal Ebony Models.
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Community activist Gemma Raeburn-Baynes humbled by honour awaiting her

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