Inspirational Latin Awards in Vancouver

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The Inspirational Latin Awards are being held on Thursday, July 4th as a part of Latincouver’s Carnaval del Sol and Latin American Week in Vancouver. Connecting the Latin community in Vancouver, the awards gala will recognize distinguished members of the Latin American community for their outstanding achievements and contributions in shaping BC’s economy and cultural developments.

Where: Thursday, July 4, 2013 from 7:00pm to midnight
When: Roundhouse Community Centre, Yaletown, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online now.

Carnaval Del Sol has become the most reputable representation of BC’s rapidly-increasing Latin American community and the bridge with other multicultural groups in Canada. We believe that given the entrepreneurial and unique audiences we serve, a partnership with Latincouver will not only raise your company’s profile to its existing targeted market but also secure a solid presence among the Latin American residents and new immigrants.

Judges for the awards include Anne Callaghan, United States’Consul General; Joel Solomon, Chairman at Renewal Funds; Bob Lenarduzzi, President Whitecaps FC; Fatima Amarshi
, Executive Director for the Jazz Festival; Rick Craig
, Executive Director for the Justic Education Society; and Pedro Guillen, Owner at Mochikas Peruvian Cafe.

“It’s an excellent opportunity to show Vancouver what Latinos are made of,” Camilo Dominguez (aka Camilo The Magician) told me. He will be the host of the awards and will also be performing a bit of his unbelievable magic.

Camilo The Magician

Camilo has been involved with Carnaval del Sol in the past, mostly doing street magic during the main weekend festival, but this year he was invited to host the awards after Latincouver’s founder Paola Murillo attended one of his shows. He is originally from Bogota, Colombia and has been in BC since he was 15 years old. He is also the namesake of the popular Said the Whale song: “Camilo (The Magician).

The Inspirational Latin Awards ceremony will include a cocktail reception and a silent auction along with special guests like comedians Lino Coria and Luis Moncayo, and fusion salsa dancing with Alma Chevere. Purchase your tickets today for the award show as there is little time left before this and other Carnaval del Sol festivities get underway this weekend.

Get Involved

There is still a call for volunteers for the Carnaval del Sol street festival as well as teams to play in the street soccer tournament. Connect with Carnaval del Sol (Facebook, Twitter) and Latincouver (Facebook, Twitter) on social media to follow news and updates. The official hashtag is #CarnavaldelSol and add Latincouver on Instagram for photos.

Miss604 is a proud Official Media Partner of Latincouver’s Carnaval del Sol.

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