LGBT Community Awards to be hosted in SImcoe County

June 18, 2015   ·   0 Comments

Simcoe Pride has announced open nominations for its first annual Simcoe County LGBT Community Awards Gala.
Awards will be presented during the 4th Annual Simcoe Pride Week (July 30th to August 8th) at the Farmhouse Restaurant in Barrie on Saturday August 8.
“These awards recognize the accomplishments of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans (LGBT) individuals, Allies, community organizations and LGBT inclusive businesses,” said J. Andrew Baker, Treasurer, Simcoe Pride. “Simcoe Pride recognizes the work of individuals, organizations and businesses that strive to celebrate diversity and promote an inclusive community. The Awards will honour an LGBT resident, an artist, a LGBT youth, a community organization, and a local business for their contributions that make our County a better place to live, work and grow.”
Categories for the 2015 Simcoe County LGBT Community Awards include:
• Youth of the Year
• Person of the Year
• Positive Community Organization
• Positive Business
• Artist of the Year
Nominations for the Simcoe County LGBT Community Awards close on Tuesday, June 30, and should be submitted by the public using online forms hosted on the Simcoe Pride website.
Nominees will be announced on Wednesday, July 15, and recipients in the five categories will be announced at the Awards Gala.
Each submission will be reviewed by the Awards Committee. The award recipients are voted on with a secret ballot by a jury panel under the supervision of the co-chairs of the Awards Committee.
The Jury Panel is assembled from members of the Board of Directors and five members of the public.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for local businesses, individuals and groups to show your Pride by supporting the Awards Gala. Sponsor an award today at
For more information visit munityawardsgala.html

By Wendy Gabrek


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