Photo and interview opportunities
Thursday, April 30, 2009
VANCOUVER, April 15 /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.
Also in attendance to celebrate this milestone will be Mayors of
many metro cities including Mayor Fassbender of Langley, who
nominated one of the 2009 Courage recipients, Mayor Watts of
Surrey, Mayor Brodie of Richmond, Former Vancouver Mayor Sam
Sullivan, MLA Harry Bloy, as well as 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, Direct: (604) 675-2342, Cell: (604) 506-3095,