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2012 Immigrants of Distinction Awards Tickets Now on Sale

Calgary, AB Tuesday, February 7, 2012– The 2012 Immigrants of Distinction Awards gala will celebrate diversity, connection and the exceptional contributions of newcomers on Friday March 16th, the 16th annual celebration of its kind in Calgary. The gala celebration will take place on Friday, March 16, at 6:00 pm at The Westin Calgary. Tickets are now available for purchase, and can be bought online at  or by calling 403-538-8352

This year, the Gala will kick off Immigrant Services Calgary’s 35th anniversary celebrations and be over 700 guests are expected to be in attendance. Guests will include representatives from all three levels of government, including Lieutenant Governor Donald S. Ethell, the voluntary sector, and the business community. Tickets are $100 each, or for $1000 a section of 10 tickets is available. Funds raised at the Gala will directly benefit children and families at Immigrant Services Calgary’s Mosaic Family Resource Centre.

For the past 16 years, the Immigrants of Distinction Awards have celebrated the outstanding achievements and positive contributions of immigrants to Calgary in the categories of Arts and Culture, Business, Community Service, and Distinguished Professional. The esteemed Hadassah Ksienski Distinguished Service Award, a recent addition, recognizes the lifetime achievement of leaders in the community dedicated to furthering diversity and helping immigrants. The achievements of immigrant youth are recognized at the IDA Gala through the presentation of youth scholarships.