Community Papers

International festival organizers seek award nominees

Silvia Vidal (left) sports the traditional dress of El Salvador while Ra Htoo wears a Karen traditional jacket. The pair took part in the 2010 Langley International Festival. Once again, organizers are seeking nominations of local people who help to promote equality and diversity within the Langleys. - Langley Times file photo
Silvia Vidal (left) sports the traditional dress of El Salvador while Ra Htoo wears a Karen traditional jacket. The pair took part in the 2010 Langley International Festival. Once again, organizers are seeking nominations of local people who help to promote equality and diversity within the Langleys.
— image credit: Langley Times file photo

Langley’s International Festival Society will host its third annual multicultural gala dinner and awards evening on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Fort Langley Golf and Country Club.

The celebration recognizes individuals and organizations for their great work for promoting equality and diversity in the community.

Last year, Muriel Arnason Library, Langley Community Services Society, and Brandon Gabriel were took home awards.

Muriel Arnason Library was awarded in the ‘Innovative Projects’ category for its outstanding contribution to diversity in the community.

The Spirit of Diversity award was given to Langley Community Services Society for its numerous multicultural services and programs to the families, and Brandon Gabriel was awarded Ambassador of Diversity for demonstrating significant leadership in the community.

Once again, the community is asked to consider a Langley resident or Langley-based organization or institution to nominate — anyone who has made an outstanding contribution to the Langley community through their activities, work or employment.

Nomination forms and details for submitting the applications are available on their website at www.internationalfestival.ca.  Deadline is Friday, Jan. 11.

Anyone interested in attending this entertaining evening while enjoying delicious food, meeting the dignitaries, and appreciating the diversity of Langley culture, is asked to reserve seats online at www.langleysinternationalfestival.com or by email  at gala@internationalfestival.ca. They are also available by calling 604-514-2294.

Fort Langley Golf and Country Club is  located at 9782 McKinnon Cres.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Barnum and friends perform for Munchkinland
 
Dancers preparing for A Celtic Christmas
 
Oystercatcher art on display
Special delivery
 
We Are All One show opens
 
Helen Austin just sings around Alberni
Oh What a Night makes the Four Seasons sing to you
 
Heavy things happening in Duncan
 
Ken Lavigne sets sights on Sydney Opera House