Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards presented

Recipients named in seven categories during annual event held in Abbotsford

  • Mar. 3, 2017 12:00 p.m.

MC Fred Lee discusses the program with Manpreet Grewal prior to beginning the ceremonies at the Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards in Abbotsford on Friday night.

The 14th annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards were held tonight (Friday) at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre in Abbotsford.

The event featured Fred Lee – of CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition – as master of ceremonies, and CTV news anchor Tamara Taggart as guest speaker.

Entertainment was provided by saxophonist Karla Sleightholme.

The event was presented by Abbotsford Community Services in partnership with Mission and Chilliwack Community Services and the Langley-based New Directions English Langley School.

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

Each year, the awards receive nominations for businesses, programs, initiatives, schools and leaders that work towards building an inclusive community.

Nominees are accepted from Abbotsford, Mission, Langley and Chilliwack.

2017 RECIPIENTS:

• Inclusive Environment (small organizations) – The Water Shed Arts Cafe, Langley

• Inclusive Environment (medium and large organizations) – University of the Fraser Valley

• Marketing – Seabird Island Health Services, Agassiz

• Innovative Initiative (small organizations) – Spill Ur Beanz, Fraser Valley

• Innovative Initiative (medium and large organizations) – Emma’s Acres, Mission

• Effective Human Resources Strategies – Correctional Service of Canada, National Employment Equity and Diversity Strategic Plan

• Champion of Diversity – Kanta Naik with the Abbotsford school district

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Abbotsford playgrounds to re-open Monday

City urges public to bring hand-sanitizer and maintain physical distancing

Police watchdog investigating after man injured during Abbotsford standoff

Man seriously injured during arrest on May 21 at Abbotsford hotel room

New executive director for Fraser Valley Child Development Centre

Karen Dickenson Smith succeeds Karen McLean, who has retired after 22 years

Annual Walk for Alzheimer’s goes online on May 31

Event held every year in Abbotsford now raising funds through virtual event

UPDATE: Man from Mexico reported missing in Abbotsford has been located

Police report that Antonio Fernandez, 29, has been found safe and sound

Only four new COVID-19 cases, 228 active across B.C.

Health officials watching as activities ramp up

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

New platform allows readers to make a one-time or ongoing donation to support local journalism

Feds looking at ways to reunite families amid COVID-19 border restrictions with U.S.

Some families with members of dual-citizenship have become separated due to the pandemic

Condition in kids with possible COVID-19 link being studied in Canada

This month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert to doctors about MIS-C

‘I knew what he wanted’: Kootenay man spends hours in tree as black bear patrols below

Francis Levasseur is no stranger to the outdoors, but a recent run-in with a bear caused quite a scare

COVID cancelled their wedding plans, so they married on a BC mountaintop

Ceremony was live streamed to friends and family around the world

Trudeau acknowledges racial unrest in U.S.; ‘We also have work to do in Canada’

‘Anti-black racism, racism, is real; it’s in the United States, but it’s also in Canada,’ Trudeau says

State of Local Emergency declared for Boundary as communities brace for river flooding

Warm weather and heavy rain could cause sections of Kettle River system to swell beyond 2018 levels

Large cruise ships barred from Canadian waters until end of October: Garneau

Last year 140 cruise ships brought more than two million visitors to Canadian ports

Most Read