Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC), proudly invites you to the 23rd Annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) on Friday, March 15, 2019. The theme for the 23rd Annual Awards is 'Immigration - Building Canada's Prosperity’. This year we aim to recognize inspirational immigrants and refugees in our nation’s ever-expanding mosaic of ethnicities, languages, cultures, and talents that have come together to create a strong and prosperous Canada.
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We are pleased to announce that this year's event will feature a new format and venue! The awards ceremony, featuring special entertainment, will take place in the theatre of Mount Royal University’s prestigious Bella Concert Hall (located in the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts) and will be followed by a cocktail networking reception with hors d'oeuvres and silent auction.
More than 500 guests will be in attendance, including prominent business leaders, high-ranking officials from all three levels of Canadian government, international representatives of government, immigrant and refugee communities and civic-minded Calgarians.
The 2019 Immigrants of Distinction Awards finalists are as follows:
- Achievement Under 35: Hyunmin Jung, Aishwarya Khanduja, Oluseyi Smith
Arts and Culture: Roma Thakore, Wilmer Aburto, Sisay Shimeles
Community Service: Victorino Lantion, Jean Claude Munyezamu, Toko Ishikawa
Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Nancy Nasr, Dr. Sreekumar Menon, Amy Giang
Lifetime Achievement: Dr. Adriana Fishta-Bejko, Dr. Mauricio Monroy-Cuadros, Madeleine King
Organizational Diversity: Norfolk Housing Association, Canadian Western Bank, Tower Cleaners
Youth Scholarships: Arijit Lodha, Claire Du, Nihal Potdar, Riri Jiang, Jadé Olayinka
These inspirational finalists showcase a broad range of incredible talents and achievements and we are thrilled to recognize their exemplary contributions to the Calgary community.
For more information on the Immigrants of Distinction Awards, please contact email@example.com or 587-355-6740.
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact StephanieB@immigrantservicescalgary.ca
To view photos from the 2018 Immigrants of Distinction Awards, please click here.