Photo contest deadline extended

The deadline for the Embrace BC photo contest has been extended to June 19 from June 5.

There are some great prizes for this contest that invites contestants to submit their photographic take on diversity in Revelstoke.

The prize in the adult category is a $150 gift card, the prize for teens is a $100 gift card and the prize for photographers under age 15 is a $50 gift card. All of the gift cards are from the Pharmasave photography department. There are also gift certificates and movie passes up for grabs.

“With this photo contest we want to see diversity through the eyes of Revelstokians,” said Embrace BC Coordinator Cathy Cameron-Suchy. “Snap a photo that explores the cultural traditions in your family, school or community… creating a panorama of the vibrant diversity in Revelstoke. “We would like to know:

“What does real diversity mean to you?

“Is it ethnic food?

“Unique, varied, and diverse cultural practices?

“Photos should provide insight into different cultures living in Revelstoke.”

Entries should be sent as high-resolution JPEGs to the Revelstoke Multicultural Society’s Facebook page or to

Submissions are being accepted up until midnight on June 19, 2016. Please include your name, age, address and telephone number with each entry as well as the title — if any — of each photo. Prizes will be awarded in each category. In addition, the top 30 photos will be publicly displayed at the Community Centre starting on June 24.

Embrace BC is committed to promoting diversity in Revelstoke.  With provincial funding and support new societies, committees and institutions have formed that support diversity, including the Revelstoke Multicultural Society, Safe Spaces (supporting LGBTQ community members and allies), the Aboriginal Friendship Society, the Italian-Canadian Club, and L’ecole des Glaciers.  The Revelstoke Diversity Action Plan is a living document that identifies goals and objectives to support Revelstoke in becoming even more welcoming and inclusive.  If you are interested in learning more about diversity in Revelstoke see the latest update on the Social Development website under the important documents tab at