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RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards winners announced


NBA All-Star and philanthropist Steve Nash, dancer and choreographer Wen Wei Wang, physician and activist Izzeldin Abuelaish and other community leaders from across Canada are among the winners of the fifth annual 2013 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant awards, presented by Canadian Immigrant Magazine.The awards celebrate the inspiring stories and achievements of immigrants to Canada.

Click HERE for the complete list of award winners and their profiles.

These 25 award winners are a diverse group, ranging from artists to philanthropists to entrepreneurs from a variety of ethnicities across the country,” says Margaret Jetelina, editor of Canadian Immigrant Magazine. Each of these winners has an inspiring story about overcoming challenges and making their country a better place to live. We are proud to present our top 25 award to these very deserving recipients.”  Over 600 nominations were received in just two months, from which 75 finalists were shortlisted by a panel of judges comprised of past winners and dignitaries. More than 30,000 votes were cast online, the highest number received in the award’s history.

15 of the Top 25 winners were honoured at an award ceremony in Toronto on June 20. The Vancouver ceremony will be held on June 26. The program is proudly supported by title sponsor RBC Royal Bank and associate sponsor Chevrolet. The awards program is also supported by the Toronto Star, Metro, Sing Tao, CBC Toronto and South Asian Focus.  “These winners are role models, not just for new Canadians, but for all Canadians who will be inspired by the valuable contribution these individuals have made to their communities,” said Paul Sy, director, Multicultural Markets, RBC. “These extraordinary individuals are living proof that anyone can make a difference and contribute to the rich fabric of Canadian life.

The RBC Top 25 award winners received a commemorative plaque and a $500 donation towards a registered Canadian charity of their choice. Winners are featured HERE and will be in the July print edition of Canadian Immigrant Magazine. This year, Associate sponsor Chevrolet recognize one of the 25 winners, hotelier, Sukhdev Toor with the Chevrolet Ingenuity Award for showing exceptional creativity and skill on his road to success.

The Canadians recognized by the RBC Top 25 Immigrant Awards are passionate, innovative and resourceful,” said Marc Comeau, vice president, sales, service and marketing for General Motors of Canada. “At Chevrolet, we are proud to celebrate these remarkable individuals and their ability to inspire others to reach for their dreams.

This article first appeared HERE.

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