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County of Simcoe hosts virtual 2020 Newcomer Recognition Awards


Midhurst/November 17, 2020 – Due to the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 medical pandemic, the Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership has moved the eighth annual Newcomer Recognition Awards celebration to a virtual format. The virtual ceremony will be launched on November 19 at 6 p.m. via YouTube.

This event will showcase the outstanding work being done in communities across Simcoe County by leaders and champions who have and continue to take decisive action to enhance the lives of newcomers. Honourees will also be joined by Indira Naidoo-Harris a trusted public leader, policymaker, journalist and advocate who is currently serving as the Associate Vice-President of Diversity & Human Rights at the University of Guelph, who will deliver a keynote address.

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; and Community Champion.

EVENT:       2020 Newcomer Recognition Awards Virtual Event Launch

Where:          County of Simcoe YouTube Stream

​When:           Thursday, November 19, 2020 ~ 6 p.m​.​

This event will also be available on the County’s Facebook and YouTube pages 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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Collin Matanowitsch
Public Relations Manager
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-734-8386 (mobile)

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