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Newcomer Recognition Awards

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Left to Right: Multiculturalism through Education (School) - St. Angela Merici Catholic School-Spanish Club; Multiculturalism through Education (Educator) - Brandy Cericola; Culturally Diverse Workforce/Welcoming Work Environment - Image Dental Laboratory; Immigrant Entrepreneur - Milan Kroupa; Immigrant Youth - Yukiya Sasagawa; Artist - Jianwei Wu;  Community Champion - Ruth McDonald & Jennifer Armstrong-Lehman;  Immigrant Mentor - Ziad Al Moussawi

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Left to Right: Mutlticultrualism through Education (School) - St. Jean de Brebeuf; Immigrant Artist - Keiko Yoden-Kuepfer; Multiculturalism through Education (Educator) - Rick Chapman;Immigrant Entrepreneur - Paola Tomeo Tomei; Immigrant Mentor - Miguel Garcia;  Community Champion - Yvonne Konrad; INSET: Marketing and Outreach - In Focus-Home Away from Home, Producer Steve McEown, Rogers TV;

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Front Row (L-R) Oliver Balaburski (Immigrant Artist); Linda Schut, YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka, Immigrant Services (Culturally Diverse Workforce/Welcoming Work Environment); Remy L. Cabansag, (Community Champion); Avneet Shelley Sarin (Immigrant Mentor)

Back Row (L-R) Sumant Sarin (Immigrant Entrepreneur); Yingming Li (Immigrant Artist); Ian Pavlik, (Culturally Diverse Workforce/Welcoming Work Environment)

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Front Row (L-R) Susan Laycock, Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board (Marketing and Outreach); Lilia da Silva Gouveia (Newcomer Youth); Anna Kim, Furusato Japanese Restaurant (Welcoming Work Environment); Ruth Millar (Community Champion)

Back Row (L-R) Elmore Cudanin (Newcomer Leader); Rosalba Braden (Newcomer Mentor); Alba Lisa, All Natural Mexican Food (Culturally Diverse Workforce); Kara Swaile-Black, Fieldcrest Public School (Multiculturalism through Education); Arjun Batra (Community Champion)

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