Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 



Colour of Diversity

Taggart headlines FVCD Awards March 23

Patricia Driessen, ACS



ickets are now on sale for the 14th Annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards.  Recognizing best practices of organizations and individuals that embrace the diversity in the community, the evening will feature an ethnically diverse and delicious dinner buffet, local entertainment and remarks from the emcee Fred Lee, Vancouver’s “Man About Town”.


This year the awards welcome Tamara Taggart, current weekday anchor of CTV News at Six, as the guest speaker sponsored by the University of the Fraser Valley. Tamara has focused more than 20 years of volunteer effort on health care, the well being of children and people with disabilities.


The awards ceremony will take place on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre with doors opening at 6:00pm.  Early bird tickets purchased on or before February 10 are $60 per person or $440 for a table of eight (8).  Tickets may be purchased by contacting Patricia Driessen at 604-308-5673, or visit the Abbotsford Community Services office at 2420 Montrose Avenue, Abbotsford.


The event is presented by Abbotsford Community Services in partnership with Mission, and Chilliwack Community Services as well as the Langley New Directions English Language School.  Each year, the awards receive nominations for businesses, programs, initiatives, schools and leaders that work towards building an inclusive community, providing their clients & customers with accessible environments, and having workforces reflective of their community.  Nominees from Abbotsford, Mission, Langley and Chilliwack that exemplify the spirit of cultural diversity will be celebrated.


Concepts of cultural diversity include age, gender, abilities, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion and socio-economic background.


More information about the event may be found at: www.abbotsfordcommunityservices.com/CDA or by contacting Patricia Driessen via email here.  or 604-308-5673.





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