Samuel Lehner, 19, a first-year student at Ryerson University, will have his documentary featuring Jamaican Canadian entrepreneur Wes Hall included at the Toronto Black Film Festival at the Art Gallery of Ontario on February 13, 2016. The festival features 40 films from 20 nations and will show the world premiere of Lehner’s documentary “WES.” The film provides an exploration of the life of Wes Hall, a prominent leader in the business community who was named one of the Most Powerful Business People in Canada by Canadian Business magazine. Hall was raised by his grandmother in rural Jamaica and faced serious adversities as a member of a large family that included 14 half-brothers and sisters. He moved to Canada at the age of 14 in 1985, and with drive and determination, followed a path toward a better life. He founded Kingsdale Shareholder Services, a firm providing outsourced strategic shareholder communications. He is an expert in proxy solicitation, corporate governance and other shareholder-related activities and has been part of several high-profile deals and proxy initiatives in North America. Hall will receive the Vice Chancellor’s Award at the University of the West Indies Toronto on April 2, 2016.
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