Tickets now on sale for Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards

Annual awards celebration takes place March 3 in Abbotsford

Muscial entertainment was provided by the group Quieros during the Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards last year at the former Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre.

Muscial entertainment was provided by the group Quieros during the Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards last year at the former Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre.

Tickets are now on sale for the 14th annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards.

The event takes place Friday, March 3 at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre (36035 North Parallel Rd.), with doors opening at 6 p.m.

The evening will feature buffet dinner, local entertainment and remarks from MC Fred Lee of CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition.

This year the awards welcome Tamara Taggart, current weekday anchor of CTV News at Six, as the guest speaker sponsored by the University of the Fraser Valley.

Taggart has focused more than 20 years of volunteer effort on health care and the well-being of children and of people with disabilities.

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.

Each year, the Cultural Diversity 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 will be celebrated. Concepts of cultural diversity include age, gender, abilities, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion and socio-economic background.

Tickets purchased on or before Feb. 10 are $60. They are available by calling Patricia Driessen at 604-308-5673 or by visiting the Abbotsford Community Services office at 2420 Montrose Ave.

Visit abbotsfordcommunityservices.com/CDA for more information.