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County of Simcoe hosts Ninth Annual Newcomer Recognition Awards


​Midhurst/November 17, 2021 – The 2021 Newcomer Recognition Awards have once again moved online due to the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the ninth annual award ceremony launching on November 22 at 6 p.m. via YouTube.

Showcasing the accomplishments of leaders and champions who have taken action to enhance the lives of newcomers across the County, the event will also feature a keynote address from award-winning science communicator and medical researcher Dr. Krishana Sankar.​ Sankar, who recently received her doctorate in medicine from the University of Toronto, currently serves as the co-founder for the Women of Colour in STEAMM Canada (WoCScan), and was a co-founder of the U of T Diabetes Canada Chapter, where she works to spread awareness and inform the public on diabetes research.

Award recipients are nominated by their peers through an open nomination process. Awards will be handed out for the following categories: Immigrant Entrepreneur; Ethno-Cultural Group; Multiculturalism through Education; Service Excellence Award; Immigrant Youth; Immigrant Mentor; Immigrant Artist; Marketing and Outreach; Youth Community Champion; and Community Champion.

EVENT:2021 Newcomer Recognition Awards Virtual
Event Launch
Where:Virtual – County of Simcoe YouTube Stream​
When:Monday, November 22, 2021 ~ 6 p.m. 

This event will also be available on the County’s YouTube page once initial airing is complete

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.­­­­­­

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Jen Straw
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-790-5979 (mobile)

Collin Matanowitsch
Manager, Public Relations
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-734-8386 (mobile)