/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Courage To Come Back Awards CALL FOR NOMINATIONS media launch event/



    
    Calling on British Columbians to submit nominations

    Photo and Interview Opportunity
    Wednesday, January 7, 10:00 am
    

    VANCOUVER, Dec. 19 /CNW/ -

    What: The Courage To Come Back Awards launches the 11th annual
nominations drive. Coast Mental Health, proud presenters of the Courage To
Come Back Awards, encourage individuals across the province to nominate a
friend, family member, colleague or other person in their community who has
overcome extraordinary challenges.
    Nominations are open to all residents of British Columbia.
    Nominations are being sought in six categories:

    
    -   addiction
    -   medical
    -   mental health
    -   physical rehabilitation
    -   social adversity
    -   youth
    

    The recipients will be honoured at the 11th Annual Gala Dinner at the
Hyatt Regency in Vancouver on April 30, 2009. Proceeds from the awards gala
support Coast in reaching out to people with a mental illness.

    Who: Lorne Segal, Chair, Courage To Come Back Awards, and Darrell
Burnham, Executive Director, Coast Mental Health, will provide nomination
details. Courage To Come Back Award recipients Debbie Sesula (2008) and
Michael Childs (2008) will speak about their experience receiving a Courage
award and how it has impacted their lives. Other past recipients will be
available following the launch event for interviews and photos.

    
    When:  Wednesday, January 7, 2009
           10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Where: Scotiabank Tower, 34th floor Conference Room
           650 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
    

    Why: The Courage To Come Back is a celebration of people who have
courageously battled back from illness, adversity or injury. With each story,
differences are celebrated, abilities in all people are recognized, and
personal achievements in the face of adversity are honoured. More information
can be found at www.coastmentalhealth.com.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Julia Zylberberg, Direct: (604)
675-2342, Cell: (604) 506-3095, juliaz@coastmentalhealth.com; Courage
Coordinator: Patricia Wiggins, Direct: (604) 675-2327,
patriciaw@coastmentalhealth.com

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