Photo and interview opportunities
Thursday, April 30, 2009
VANCOUVER, April 29 /CNW/ -
What: Coast Mental Health will be recognizing six inspirational
individuals from across British Columbia at the 11th Annual
Courage To Come Back Awards Gala Dinner. These prestigious
awards are presented to individuals who have overcome
extraordinary challenges in their lives.
Who: Six courageous British Columbians - Helen Burnham (Addiction),
Jessica Brimacombe (Youth), Vivian Garcia (Physical
Rehabilitation), Lori Slater (Medical), Tina Tomashiro (Mental
Health) and Becki Wyer (Social Adversity) will each be receiving
a Courage To Come Back Award.
Courage Co-Hosts Deborra Hope and Kevin Evans will emcee. Senior
representatives from major Courage partners will share the stage
including Scotiabank, Global BC, The Province, BC Housing,
Great-West Life Assurance and News1130.
Lorne Segal, Chair, The Courage To Come Back Awards is pleased
to announce a special appearance by Courage Ambassador Peter
Legge and his distinguished helpers.
Opening the event will be The Honourable Gordon Campbell,
Premier of BC. Also in attendance to celebrate this milestone
will be MLAs Harry Bloy and Kevin Falcon as well as Mayor
Fassbender of Langley, who nominated a 2009 Courage recipient,
Mayor Watts of Surrey, Mayor Brodie of Richmond, Former Premier
of BC Mike Harcourt, Former Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan, metro
City Councillors, and many other dignitaries.
When: Thursday, April 30, 2009
5:15 pm - recipient photos and interviews
Where: The Hyatt Regency Hotel
655 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Why: The Courage To Come Back Awards celebrate people who have
valuable lessons to share as they have courageously battled back
from illness, adversity or injury. Through Courage, British
Columbians are acknowledged for their accomplishments, positive
attitudes and willingness to give back to their communities.
For further information:
For further information: MEDIA CONTACT: Julia Zado, Coast Director of
Communications, (604) 675-2342, (604) 506-3095, firstname.lastname@example.org