A red carpet academic and professional achievement award ceremony is quickly approaching Fort St. John.
Taking place on September 17 at the Pomeroy Hotel, the Energetic City will be the host of the first ever NENAS Gala, an award show recognizing local First Nations who were sponsored by NENAS to receive education and training for advancement in life.
Involved in the awards ceremony are 20 different achievement award categories in which people can nominate their peers, family, friends and community members for their accomplishments.
Nominees must be of First Nations or Inuit heritage, 19 years of age or older, a resident in the Northeast region of B.C. and have received funding from or participated in a NENAS program.
Nomination forms must be submitted by Friday, September 9, and no later than 5 p.m.
Executive Director of NENAS, Audrey Sam says, "We are very excited to have an event that will showcase local talent and highlight the success and achievements of local First Nation people."
The event was created with the intention of highlighting local First Nation musicians, dancers, artists, stage designers, photographers, hair and make-up artists, and event coordinators.
The ceremony will be hosted by Don Burnstick and each award will be presented by local leadership throughout a fun filled evening that will also include mocktails, dinner, exhibits, art, fashion and comedy.
Tickets for the awards ceremony cost $40 and can be purchased at NENAS, located at 10328 101 Ave in Fort St. John. Tickets or further information about the event can also be acquired by calling 250-793-0272.