2017 Immigrants of Distinction Awards - Announcing Dignitaries

Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) is pleased to announce the names of federal, provincial and municipal dignitaries who will be attending the Immigrants of Distinction Awards gala.

The gala, which will be held on March 10th, 2017 at the Westin Calgary, celebrates the outstanding achievements and contributions of immigrants to Calgary in the categories of Achievement Under 35; Arts and Culture; Community Service; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Lifetime Achievement; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math; Organizational Diversity and Youth Scholarships. This year’s Immigrants of Distinction Awards will also serve to celebrate two momentous anniversaries; Immigrant Services Calgary’s 40th anniversary of delivering quality settlement services to Calgary’s newcomers, and Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. The event is expected to host approximately 600 guests including representation from government, the corporate community, and the voluntary sector.

Immigrant Services Calgary is delighted to be hosting:

  • Her Honour, Hon. Lois Mitchell – Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
  • Hon. Kent Hehr – Minister of Veterans Affairs, Associate Minister of National Defense
  • Hon. Irfan Sabir – Minister of Community and Social Services
  • Hon. Brandy Payne – Associate Minister of Health
  • His Worship, Naheed Nenshi - Mayor of Calgary
  • Calgary Police Service Chief, Roger Chaffin

The emcees for the event will be Doug Dirks - CBC Calgary, and Jodi Hughes – Global News.

We look forward to sharing this special evening with our distinguished guests and all in attendance.

ISC is proud to celebrate its 21st Annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) - “Global Talent – Canada’s Advantage”. The theme this year recognizes the positive impact that international talent has had in our country, and in our city. Tickets to the gala are available for purchase at immigrantsofdistinction.com.