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2013 Immigrants of Distinction Awards Tickets Now on Sale

 Calgary, AB, Wednesday, January 30, 2013 – The 2013 Immigrants of Distinction Awards gala will celebrate  the blooming of new lives, new leaders & new members of our community, the 17th annual celebration of its kind in Calgary. The gala celebration will take place on Friday, March 1st, at 6:00 pm at The Westin Calgary. Tickets are now available for purchase, and can be purchased online at  or by calling 403-538-8352.

This year, the Gala will mark the end of Immigrant Services Calgary’s 35th anniversary celebration and over 600 guests are expected to be in attendance. Guests will include representatives from all three levels of government, the business community and the voluntary sector. Tickets are $125 each, or for $1,250 a section of 10 tickets is available.

For the past 17 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, Organizational Diversity, Lifetime Achievement and Achievement Under 40. 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.


Immigrant Services Calgary is a comprehensive settlement and integration agency that provides a wide range of programs and services to Calgary’s immigrant and refugee population. We are committed to working together with immigrants and their families to make Canada home. For additional information please visit our website: