Aboriginal Council of Lethbridge receiving award for leadership in working against hate and discrimination

 The Lethbridge Regional Police Service is joining other communities and agencies throughout Alberta in celebrating Hate Crime Awareness Day on April 9.

 Alberta Hate Crime Awareness Day is an annual community event sponsored by the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee. Hate Crime Awareness Day invites communities to rally together to send the message that hate crimes will not be tolerated. This year’s theme is “Hate imprisons everyone”

 Media are invited to attend a presentation ceremony on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Southern Alberta Ethnic Association, 207 13 Street North, where the Aboriginal Council of Lethbridge will receive the Alberta Hate Crimes Award for their leadership in promoting equality, inclusivity and addressing hate focused on the Aboriginal community.

 This award is presented on behalf of the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee to organizations in Lethbridge, Calgary and Edmonton that have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to work against hate and discrimination.

 Media are welcome to stay for lunch following the presentation ceremony.

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For media inquiries contact:

 Sgt. Dan Walton
Community Resource Unit
Lethbridge Regional Police Service
403-330-5035
dan.walton@lrps.ca