Cultural Diversity Awards in Abbotsford hosted by funny-man Fred Lee

Dec 19 2017, 2:13 pm

This Friday, March 6, Abbotsford will celebrate the 12th Annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards at the Ramada Plaza & Conference Centre to celebrate and recognize diversity in organizations, initiatives and business. 

The Awards have been taking place each year since 2003, and nominations are accepted from individuals in the community, schools, organizations, businesses and programs that all work towards building a better community and providing their clients/customers with accessible environments, and having reflective workforces.

The term ‘cultural diversity’ is described and includes, but is not limited to, someone’s age, their abilities, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual-orientation and socio-economic background.

This year’s Master Of Ceremonies will be hosted by the fabulously humorous Fred Lee.


This social butterfly, who pens the “Fred UnLEEshed,” “Fred on The Town” and “City Life,” writes columns for the Vancouver Courier, TV Week and the National Post. He also appears Monday mornings on CBC Radio’s “The Early Edition” with Rick Cluff to give the details on all of the city’s biggest and brightest happenings, must-attend events and go-to fundraisers.

Lee is also the resident theatre reviewer for Shaw’s Urban Rush, and an Associate Director of Alumni Relations at UBC and Chair of UBC’s “CampOUT” for LGBT youth and their allies.

The man is busy, but with his inspiration in the community it seems as though Lee makes an excellent choice to host the awards ceremony.

Cultural Diversity Awards

The Awards is organized by Abbotsford Community Services (a non-profit organization in British Columbia) in partnership with the Fraser Valley Regional Library, Mission Community Services and Chilliwack Community Services and Crosspoint Communications.

Awards Dinner:

  • When: Friday, March 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre – 36035 N Parallel Rd, Abbotsford


  • $60 per person, $440 for a table of eight


Categories of Nominations:

  1. Inclusive Environment
  2. Innovative Initiative
  3. Champion of Diversity
  4. Marketing/Outreach
  5. Effective Human Resources Strategies


Written by Samantha Lenz. Connect with her on Twitter at @SamanthaLenz.

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