TD and Black Artists' Network and Dialogue (BAND) Celebrate Black History Month with Launch of 5th Annual Then & Now series

TD and Black Artists' Network and Dialogue (BAND) Celebrate Black History 
Month with Launch of 5th Annual Then & Now series 
TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - In celebration of Black History Month, TD 
presents Then & Now, a series of inspiring cultural events showcasing the many 
accomplishments of black Canadians, both past and present. This year, Then & 
Now will feature a lineup of cultural community events, curated in partnership 
with Black Artists' Network and Dialogue (BAND) and will include films, 
concerts, exhibitions, and live performances by Canadian and international 
Since its inception, TD's Then & Now series has become one of the most 
prominent cultural Black History Month celebrations in Canada. Now in its 
fifth consecutive year, Then & Now provides Canadians with an opportunity to 
learn about the important contributions and achievements of those of African 
ancestry living in Canada, through a diverse range of programming. 
"This year's Then & Now programming has been brilliantly curated, featuring 
the work of some of Canada's brightest creative minds," said Alan Convery, 
Senior Manager, Community Relations, TD Bank Group. "TD is a proud supporter 
of Black History Month, especially through the lens of arts, culture and 
creativity. The arts have always provided an avenue for cross-cultural 
Some of this year's key programming features include: Harbourfront Centre's 
Kuumba, a three day celebration of Toronto's African and Caribbean 
communities, showcasing works by emerging and innovative Canadian and 
international artists; The Brotha's Concert, produced by Andrew Craig 
Productions, features 14 of Toronto's Black keyboard players on one stage for 
a multigenerational exploration of multiple musical genres; and Reggae or Not: 
The Birth of Dancehall Culture in Jamaica and Toronto, featuring photographs 
by Beth Lesser documenting the history of reggae and dancehall music and 
celebrating the history of Jamaican musicians of the 1970s and 1980s. 
"Connecting black culture to Canadian communities through the arts is a 
priority for us at BAND. Through meaningful collaboration with TD, we were 
able to develop the 2013 Then & Now series- which features 24 
multidisciplinary programs, celebrating black arts, culture and heritage. We 
hope this year's programming will educate and inspire Canadians to deepen 
their relationship with Canada's black cultural community," states Karen 
Carter, Chair, BAND. 
TD is committed to supporting Canada's diverse communities by approaching 
multiculturalism though a holistic and inclusive approach. In Canada, TD 
designates at least 10% of their community sponsorship funds for 
diversity-related organizations, including BAND. In 2010, TD exceeded this 
commitment by donating 18.6%, or $6.9 million, to diversity-related 
The Then & Now series will be hosted across Canada, with events taking place 
in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Halifax. A complete listing of events can be 
found on the TD Black History Month Then & Now website at 
About TD Bank Group 
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD 
Bank Group (TD). TD is the sixth largest bank inNorth Americaby branches 
and serves approximately 22 million customers in four key businesses operating 
in a number of locations in key financial centres around the globe: Canadian 
Personal and Commercial Banking, including TDCanadaTrust and TD Auto 
FinanceCanada; Wealth and Insurance, including TD Waterhouse, an investment 
in TD Ameritrade, and TD Insurance; U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking, 
including TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, and TD Auto Finance U.S.; 
and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the 
world's leading online financial services firms, with more than 8.5 million 
online customers. TD had CDN$811 billion in assets onOctober 31, 2012.The 
Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Torontoand New 
York Stock Exchanges. 
About Black Artists' Network and Dialogue (BAND) 
The Black Artists' Network in Dialogue (BAND) Gallery, located in the Complex 
at 1 Wilshire Avenue in Toronto, supports, documents and showcases the 
artistic and cultural contributions of Black artists in Canada and abroad. The 
BAND Gallery works to encourage dialogue among Black artists, cultural workers 
and the larger society to inspire, enlighten and educate through the arts. For 
more information, please visit: 
Kate Taylor TD Bank Group 416-307-6661 
Michelle Zucchero MSL Canada 416-847-1321 
SOURCE: TD Bank Group 
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