VICTORIA – 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.

Four categories are open for nomination – Individual, Business, Organization, and this year the Province has added a Youth category.

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.

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