Bernie Mason wins the Tom Miller Human Rights Award

The Tom Miller Human Rights Award will be presented to the 2018 award winner, Mr. Bernie Mason of Whitney Pier, at the 11th annual African Heritage Gala this Saturday, January 27th at Membertou Trade and Convention Center.

The Tom Miller Human Rights Award honours the contribution the late Tom Miller made to progressive work in the field of human rights.  The late Tom Miller (Nova Scotia’s first black Alderman) was a dedicated, principled and tireless advocate who supported the rights of all Canadians, particularly those disadvantaged by discrimination or poverty. 

This year’s award winner, Mr. Mason, is an avid volunteer in the community, being involved in several organizations including sitting on the Board of Directors for Island Employment, serving as past President and zone Chair for Sydney Lions Club, and is the former chair for Ride 4 The Cure. In addition to working over forty years in the carpentry business, Mr. Mason is also known for his efforts in organizing semi-annual bingo games for Small Options Home, a New Dawn Guest Home, as well as organizing regular neighbourhood cleanups.  

CBRM Councillor Jim MacLeod, District #12 commented, “I am very pleased that Mr. Mason is receiving due recognition with this prestigious Tom Miller Human Rights Award for his outstanding contributions to our community”.