Nominations are now open for the annual Provincial Nesika Awards 2012 and British Columbians are encouraged to participate.
The provincial Nesika Awards started in 2008 and recognize the people, organizations and businesses whose exceptional work helps bring our diverse cultures together. The province’s Multicultural Advisory Council organizes and sponsors the awards to honour and celebrate British Columbia’s cultural diversity and aboriginal heritage.
“Multiculturalism enhances our social and economic prosperity and puts us on the map as a society that values inclusion and cultural diversity. We’re lucky to have so many diverse communities in British Columbia, so I look forward to many highly qualified nominations,” said Minister of State for Multiculturalism John Yap
Four categories are open for nomination – Individual, Business, Organization, and this year the province has added a Youth category.
The award winners are selected by an independent jury.
The four award winners will be recognized at the awards event during BC Multiculturalism Week in November 2012. Winners in each category will receive an award trophy and $5,000 to be donated to a non-profit organization of their choice to further support the work of multiculturalism in the province.
“The Provincial Multicultural Advisory Council is proud to present and sponsor the annual provincial Nesika Awards. It is an honour for all council members to be associated with these awards, not only because they recognize the rich cultural diversity of our province, but because they also celebrate successful examples of how innovative ideas and the practice of multiculturalism can help build inclusive communities,” said the chair of the Multicultural Advisory Council Ashli Komaryk-De Lucio.
All nominations must be received by Sept. 24, 2012.
For more information, eligibility requirements or to download the 2012 Provincial Nesika Awards nomination form, visit: www.EmbraceBC.ca
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