RISE Awards 2019

The RISE Awards

In 2003, the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers began the tradition of celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of newcomers, immigrants, Individuals and local organizations for their commendable service to building strong communities through social, cultural and economic development.

Newcomers form the foundation to support a stronger community. The RISE Awards aims to recognize newcomers, businesses, employers and social serving organizations who demonstrate outstanding commitments to creating a more welcoming and inclusive community for all. 

Join us, Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at the Edmonton Expo Centre for the 16th Annual RISE Awards Gala. The RISE Awards Gala is an inspirational and memorable evening enriched with culture, incredible live performances, a signature multi-cultural buffet and outstanding award presentations to our most distinguished community members


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Event Date

Thursday, October 10, 2019



5:00pm - 6:00pm  Cocktail Reception, Photobooth & Live Music!

6:00pm Guests seated for Dinner & Awards Program

8:30pm  Event Ends



Alberta Ballroom, Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515-118 Avenue


Nominations - ARE NOW CLOSED!

Nominations will open April 2nd, 2019 and close May 21, 2019

We encourage all members of the Edmonton Community to look at their neighbours, colleagues, community leaders, family & friends, industry partners, employers or any other associations who could potentially qualify for a RISE Award. 



TICKET SALES OPEN JULY 10, 2019 - Save $200 when you order your tickets before August 19th! 

BUY A TABLE OF 8 FOR $1,500 (tables are seated at 10, with 2 tickets resvered for to newcomers) 




Complimentary parking proudly sponsored by Edmonton Economic Development 

Event parking is available on the NORTH PLAZA (right off 116 avenue entrance)

Tell the parking attendant you are with the RISE AWARDS



Semi-Formal & Cultural


Event Includes

  • Cocktial reception with passed beverage & appetizers
  • Featured cultural artists and musicians performing throughout the evening
  • Incredible multi-cultural buffet featuring Halal, vegetarian & vegan options
  • Award presentations to sucessful recipients 
  • Photobooth fun! 


Unique Requests

Kindly send requests to Marla Welk at mwelk@emcn.ab.ca or 780-423-9684 by October 1st, 2019. We will do our best to accommodate dietary needs & special arrangements

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