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Dhahan Prize – 2018 Youth Award for Creative Writing; a British Columbia-wide Initiative

Dhahan Prize – 2018 Youth Award for Creative Writing; a British Columbia-wide Initiative

March 20, 2018 - June 01, 2018
12:30 AM - 12:00 AM

It has long been the desire of The Prize to include youth in its family through a youth specific creative writing prize, the Dhahan Prize Youth Award. The 2017 inaugural project was a great success with 29 qualifying entries submitted from 6 different school. The presenting sponsor, Coast Capital Savings, has agreed to continue their support by funding the 2nd annual 2018 Youth Awards. Coast Capital Savings is committed to building a richer future for the youth of British Columbia and as such have made this wonderful commitment to support the Dhahan Prize Youth Award. Through the writings of the participants, in Punjabi & English, a greater understanding will be created among the youth of British Columbia; thus building bridges between people and communities of various ethnicities.

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2016 Dhahan Prize Awards Ceremony

2016 Dhahan Prize Awards Ceremony

October 29, 2016
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

The 2016 Dhahan Prize awards ceremony was a beautiful event, well attended (indeed a full house) and incredibly atmospheric in the gorgeous Great Hall of the Museum of Anthropology. It was a great honour to have the opening blessing for the event given by Henry Charles, of the Musqueam people.

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2015 Dhahan Prize Awards Ceremony

2015 Dhahan Prize Awards Ceremony

October 25, 2015
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Keynote, Shauna Singh Baldwin, impressed the audience of this year’s Dhahan Prize Awards Gala with her keynote “One life isn’t Enough.” The audience was left with thoughts of what stories are they creating and how are they partaking in the sharing of their stories and the stories of others.

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