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Thursday, Jan 25, 2018


The Power of Life

Awards the heart of the community March 2

By Patricia Driessen, Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards


Tali Osbourne is one of the speakers at the FV Cultural Awards. Below, emcee Sonia Beeksma.


ickets are now on sale for the 15th 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 Sonia Beeksma, traffic anchor and segment reporter for CTV Morning Live in Vancouver and guest speaker Talli Osborne. 


Talli was born with some physical challenges bus was raised in the belief that she could do anything she set her mind to, and this determined attitude is exactly how she lives her life.  She loves changing perceptions and attitudes, and sharing her stories with others. 

The awards ceremony will take place on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre with doors opening at 6:00pm.  Early bird tickets purchased on or before February 9 are $65 per person or $480 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.

2018 Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards recipients.

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 the Abbotsford Community Services website here or by contacting Patricia Driessen here  or call 604 308 5673.


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