Cultural Diversity Awards set for March 2 in Abbotsford

Tickets on sale now for 15th annual celebration of inclusion

Tickets are now on sale for the 15th Annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards.

Recognizing best practices of organizations and individuals that embrace the diversity in the community, the evening will feature an ethnically diverse and delicious dinner buffet, local entertainment and remarks from the emcee Sonia Beeksma, traffic anchor and segment reporter for CTV Morning Live in Vancouver and guest speaker Talli Osborne. Talli was born with some physical challenges bus was raised in the belief that she could do anything she set her mind to, and this determined attitude is exactly how she lives her life. She loves changing perceptions and attitudes, and sharing her stories with others.

The awards ceremony will take place on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre with doors opening at 6 p.m. Early bird tickets purchased on or before Feb. 9 are $65 per person or $480 for a table of eight (8). Tickets may be purchased by contacting Patricia Driessen at 604-308-5673, or visit the Abbotsford Community Services office at 2420 Montrose Avenue, Abbotsford.

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 awards receive nominations for businesses, programs, initiatives, schools and leaders that work towards building an inclusive community, providing their clients & customers with accessible environments, and having work forces 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.

More information about the event may be found here or by contacting Patricia Driessen at cda@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com or 604-308-5673.

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