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Indo-Canadian Among BC Community Achievement Award Recipients
( Mar 19 2009 )

Observer News Service


An Indo-Canadian is among the39 British Columbians representing 27 communities throughout the province, who were honoured at the sixth-annual BC Community Achievement Awards ceremony held at Government House in Victoria this week.

Gurdeep Sundher of Victoria was the sole Indo-Canadian named by the BC Achievement Foundation, which selects the recipients. Sudher is described as an Indo-Canadian community pioneer in Victoria, where he has devoted 50 years to promoting tolerance and understanding.

“Sundher has been an extraordinary volunteer in her community, serving on civic committees, the India Canada Cultural Association and the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria,” said a government press release.

Lieutenant Governor Steven Point and Premier Gordon Campbell presented each recipient with a medallion during the awards ceremony.

"Each one of these award winners has made a lasting contribution to help all

British Columbians by building stronger neighbourhoods, stronger communities and a stronger province," Campbell said. "Their example teaches us what we can accomplish when we work together and give of our time and energy to support one another."

"It is a privilege to showcase and honour the contributions each of these

recipients has made," said British Columbia Achievement Foundation chair Keith Mitchell. "The diversity of this year's recipients demonstrates that there are people contributing to building our province in every corner of B.C."

In total, 45 British Columbians from 30 communities received the 2009 award.


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