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Premier Ed Stelmach and other Distinguished Guests Announce Attendance at 2010 Immigrants of Distinction Awards

Calgary, AB, Friday, February 26, 2010 – Immigrant Services Calgary is extremely pleased to announce that the Honourable Ed Stelmach will be attending the 2010 Immigrants of Distinction Awards on Friday, March 19, at 7 pm at The Westin, Calgary.  Joining him will be the Honourable Thomas Lukaszuk, Minister of  Employment and Immigration Services, as well as the Honourable Yvonne Fritz, Minister  of Children and Youth Services. This event will have approximately 600 guests in attendance, including representatives from the three levels of government, the voluntary sector, and the business community. Tickets are $85 each, or for $1,250 receive a package of 10 tickets, a $300 tax receipt, and your own private section at the awards ceremony. Funds raised at this gala will directly benefit Immigrant Services Calgary. For tickets please call 538-8352 or visit our website at

The Immigrants of Distinction Awards celebrates the outstanding achievements and contributions of Immigrants in Calgary and area in the fields of Arts and Culture, Business, Community Service, and Distinguished Professional. The esteemed Hadassah Ksienski Award will also be presented this evening. The IDA also recognizes and highlights the achievements of immigrant youth who have excelled in areas such as academics, sportsmanship, and community service.

About Immigrant Services Calgary:

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 dedicated to ensuring that immigrants and their families have the opportunity to become full participants, as beneficiaries and contributors, in Canadian society.  For additional information please visit our website: