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Calgary, AB, Thursday, August 19, 2010 --- Immigrant Services Calgary is pleased to announce the first Call for Nominations for the 15th Annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards.  Nominations for all categories are open and applications will be accepted until Friday November 12, 2010 at 1:00 pm. For more information please visit our website at

Since 1997, Immigrant Services Calgary has hosted the annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards gala to honour the outstanding contributions of immigrants and refugees to Calgary and their community. Through their skills, passion and vision, their achievements have contributed to building the cultural richness of Calgary. The awards are presented to outstanding individuals and businesses at the yearly gala, and youth scholarships are presented to outstanding immigrant and refugee youth.  The esteemed Hadassah Ksienski Distinguished Service Award is also presented this evening.

We are currently accepting the following nominations:

  • Individual nominations in the categories of Arts and Culture, Business, Community Service and Distinguished Professional.
  • Individual nominations for the Hadassah Ksienski Distinguished Service Award.
  • Individual nominations for the Youth Scholarships.
  • Business/Organization nominations for the Organizational Diversity category.

Individuals who are nominated must reside in Calgary or the surrounding area. Nominated organizations must have a Calgary office, either locally owned or a local branch of a national or multi-national organization.  Nomination forms are available on the Immigrant Services Calgary website.  All entries will be reviewed by an anonymous selection committee comprised of community members.

Award recipients will be announced at the 2011 Immigrants of Distinction Awards Gala on Friday, March 18, 2011.