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.

Today, this tradition continues and on the evening of October 4th, 2017 we will celebrate these achievements at the 14th Annual RISE Awards Gala. The gala is an inspirational and memorable evening enriched with culture, incredible performances from around the world, a signature multi-cultural buffet and outstanding award presentations to our most distinguished community members.



October 4, 2017


5pm Executive Champagne Reception

5:15pm RISE Awards Reception

6:15pm Dinner & Awards Program


Alberta Ballroom, Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515-118 Avenue


Complimentary parking proudly sponsored by Northlands

Event parking is available on the north plaza (right of 116 avenue entrance)


Semi-Formal & Cultural

Dinner & Program Features

Entertainment By:

Nasra Adem, Poet Laureate

Moshin Zaman, Edmonton Music Awards Male Artist of the Year - 2016

KoRock Korean Dance Group

Balada Romanian Folk Dance Ensemble

Mbira Renaissance Band

2017 RISE Awards Recipients:

Yvonne Chiu, Community Leadership

McNiel Keri, RBC Rising Star Youth

Emmanuel Osahor, Arts and Culture

EISA, Building Futures Industry

All Weather Windows, Welcoming Workplace

Zedingle Ghembremusse, Lifetime Achievement

Unique Requests

Kindly send requests to Marla Welk at mwelk@emcn.ab.ca or 780-423-9684 by September 27, 2017. We will do our best to accommodate dietary needs & special arrangements

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