Nomination deadline nears for Cultural Diversity Awards

Must be submitted to Abbotsford Community Services by Tuesday, Jan. 12

Nominations are being accepted until Tuesday, Jan. 12 for the 13th annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards.

Organizations and individuals that work towards building an inclusive community are encouraged to apply.

The event is presented by Abbotsford Community Services in partnership with Mission and Chilliwack Community Services as well as the Langley New Directions English Language School.

The Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards started in 2003 to recognize the best practices of organizations and individuals that embrace the diversity in our community.

Each year, the awards receive nominations for businesses, programs, initiatives, schools and leaders that work towards building an inclusive community, providing their clients and customers with accessible environments, and having workforces reflective of their community.

Nominees from Abbotsford, Mission, Langley and Chilliwack that exemplify the spirit of cultural diversity are encouraged to apply.

Categories are: Inclusive Environment, Marketing, Innovative Initiative, Champion of Diversity and Effective Human Resources Strategies.

Nominations may be submitted online at or by contacting Patricia Driessen at or 604-308-5673.

The awards are presented March 4 during a dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre. CBC Radio One’s Fred Lee will be the master of ceremonies.