Our Emcees

Master of Ceremonies

This year we have two fantastic emcees, Mark Strong and Lola Lawson. Together they will be hosting our evening at the CEE Gala; their humour and creativity will ensure an evening filled with passion and laughter. Find out more about our Emcees below!

Mark Strong

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Mark Strong is one of the country’s most in-demand voice over talents. He has been the live voice of The Juno Awards for the past six years, and has also voiced Canada’s Walk of Fame and a number of TV shows.

Mark is also the in-stadium host and hype man for the Toronto Raptors home games. Catch him on his morning radio show at G98.7!

Follow Mark on Twitter @strizzzy.


Lola Lawson

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Funmilola (Pronounced Foo-me-lo-la) Lawson aka ‘LolaBunz’  is a Graduate from CEE (CEO’s Cohort) and has been running her organization entitled “Let The Silenced Be Heard” which promotes self expression through music and poetry, for the past 6 years.

Lola is multi-talented and holds several titles as a youth activist, community leader, speaker, spoken word artist, rapper and actress. Born and raised in  in Jane & Finch, Lola’s passion for uplifting her community fuel her creations, from workshops, to poetry, music and beyond.

As Emcee LolaBunz, she has been making big strides in representing female emcee’s in Toronto, acting as a voice for the unheard.

At 26 years of age, LolaBunz has landed performances at The Danforth Music Hall, Manifesto, Toronto Independent Music Awards, Canadian Music week, Honey Jam Canada, AC3 Music Festival in Atlanta GA, and many more. Look out for her first EP entitled Wild Card debuting this fall.

Follow Lola on Twitter @TheLolaBunz.