Courage to Come Back nominations now being accepted

  • Feb. 1, 2011 1:00 p.m.

Coast Mental Health has launched a call for nominations for the 2011 Courage To Come Back awards.

The awards provide a chance for people in communities across British Columbia to recognize someone who has overcome adversity and made a difference in the lives of others.

One nominee will be chosen in each of the following categories:

• physical


• social adversity;

• youth;

• addiction;

• medical and;

• mental health.

Recipients will be celebrated at a gala dinner in Vancouver on May 12.

“Courage Award recipients are people who demonstrate extraordinary character in facing challenges that most of us can’t even imagine,” says Lorne Segal, chair of the Courage To Come Back awards.

“When people are nominated for a Courage award, they sometimes realize for the first time the difference they are making to others.

“That, in facing their own challenges, they are helping others face theirs.”

Nomination forms are available at any Scotiabank branch in B.C., or online at the Coast Mental Health website,

The deadline for nominations is Monday, Feb.14.

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