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Nominations open for multiculturalism awards


ominations are open for the annual Provincial Nesika Awards 2012. These awards started in 2008 to recognize people,

organizations and businesses whose exceptional work brings our diverse cultures together. The Multicultural Advisory Council sponsors

the awards to honour and celebrate British Columbia’s cultural diversity and Aboriginal heritage. Four categories are: In-

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team category, was Delta’s four-man ‘Bud1’ team, made up of Peter Motzek, Alex Kurenov, Norm Richards and Scott Alexander. Second place went to the Kamloops ‘Great Hope’ team of Carl Brownstein, Iris Rich, Jake Snedden and Luke Roose. Third went to the Fireflies of Madeira Park: Bruno Cote, Kerry Rand, Dustin Ouellette and Ray Miron. The Broken Paddle Award was awarded to the Squamton Four from Madeira Park: Arleah Johansen, Trevor Bergsstrom, Jaimie Taylor and Ryan Howie. The coveted Spiffy Skiffy Award went to Ed Cleave, Anna Jaschinski, Joerg Jaschinski and Mike Latimer of The Sinkers team from Sechelt/Roberts Creek. In the youth category, judges had great fun awarding places; first prize in the Trophy Race was awarded to grade 12 Team Awesome – Jake Snedden, Codey Edwardson, Luke Roose and Carson Anderson. The judges also awarded this team a Fun Race award for ‘Best Attack’. The grade 8 and 12

‘Hydrophobes’, consisting of Khoya Craig, Liz Rowlands and Michael Parrot won second in the Trophy race, and took first place in the Fun Race. Third place went to ‘3 ½ Men’ and this grade 10 group, made up of Dustin Sigurdson, Matt Watts, Zach M.-F. and Hunter Edwardson also took the title of Wettest Team in the Fun Race. Wetter still were the grade 9 ‘DT Double J’ team, made up of Teaguen Craig, Jade Storoschuk, Dani Pazur and Jace Landry, who were awarded Best Swimmer in the Fun Race. While the Spongy Llamas didn’t finish in the Trophy Race, grade 7-9 students Jordan Kammerle, Jordan Haines, Mitchell Silvey and Sawyer Cote did win the Best Sweeper in a Boat and the Perseverance Award in the Fun Race. The creativity, inventiveness and sportsmanship of all the teams was applauded by the judges, organizers, volunteers and all those who attended to cheer on their favorite teams. See more photos on The Local website at

continued from page 1 boat – with wood provided by RONA – within the three-hour period, this year their additional challenge was that they had to do so without using any metal screws or metal nails. This meant that some of the contestants whittled and used their own wooden ‘nails’, while others made creative use of twine and plastic and the old Canadian standby, duct tape. When the period allotted for construction was up, challengers took to the water in their little crafts, some with better results than others. Screams of laughter erupted as some of the little boats failed to negotiate harbour waters and capsized, tipping life-jacketed teams into frigid water. Bystanders cheered all the contestants on, and applauded enthusiastically as the winning teams completed the course, with emergency rescue standing by for the not-so-lucky. Overall, the day was a great success for everyone. In first place in the Adult

dividual, Business, Organization, and a new Youth category. The four winners will be recognized at the awards event in November. Winners in each category will receive a trophy and $5,000 for donation to a non-profit

organization of their choice to further support multiculturalism in the province. Nominations must be received by Sept. 24. Download the 2012 Provincial Nesika Awards nomination form at: www.


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