Silvia Vidal (left) sports the traditional dress of El Salvador while Ra Htoo wears a Karen traditional jacket. The pair took part in the 2010 Langley International Festival. Once again, organizers are seeking nominations of local people who help to promote equality and diversity within the Langleys.

Silvia Vidal (left) sports the traditional dress of El Salvador while Ra Htoo wears a Karen traditional jacket. The pair took part in the 2010 Langley International Festival. Once again, organizers are seeking nominations of local people who help to promote equality and diversity within the Langleys.

International festival organizers seek award nominees

Third annual gala will take place on Feb. 2; deadline for nominations is Friday, Jan. 11

Langley’s International Festival Society will host its third annual multicultural gala dinner and awards evening on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Fort Langley Golf and Country Club.

The celebration recognizes individuals and organizations for their great work for promoting equality and diversity in the community.

Last year, Muriel Arnason Library, Langley Community Services Society, and Brandon Gabriel were took home awards.

Muriel Arnason Library was awarded in the ‘Innovative Projects’ category for its outstanding contribution to diversity in the community.

The Spirit of Diversity award was given to Langley Community Services Society for its numerous multicultural services and programs to the families, and Brandon Gabriel was awarded Ambassador of Diversity for demonstrating significant leadership in the community.

Once again, the community is asked to consider a Langley resident or Langley-based organization or institution to nominate — anyone who has made an outstanding contribution to the Langley community through their activities, work or employment.

Nomination forms and details for submitting the applications are available on their website at www.internationalfestival.ca.  Deadline is Friday, Jan. 11.

Anyone interested in attending this entertaining evening while enjoying delicious food, meeting the dignitaries, and appreciating the diversity of Langley culture, is asked to reserve seats online at www.langleysinternationalfestival.com or by email  at gala@internationalfestival.ca. They are also available by calling 604-514-2294.

Fort Langley Golf and Country Club is  located at 9782 McKinnon Cres.