Champions for Cultural Diversity honoured in Bathurst


The New Brunswick Multicultural Council (NBMC) has recognized ten individuals and employers who are actively working towards increasing diversity and inclusion in New Brunswick.

The Champions for Cultural Diversity were named during the NBMC's annual Growing Together Gala last Thursday in Bathurst after receiving 89 nominations.

Executive Director Alex Leblanc says, "These awards not only recognize leaders who are championing best practices towards social and economic inclusion for newcomers but they also inspire others to apply inclusive practices and promote diversity in their own workplaces, schools and communities."

Nanda and Vanessa Yagambrum of Trésors & Délices in Grand Falls were presented this year's Immigrant Business Champion Award.

The family arrived in Canada in 2008 from the Mauritius Islands, and in 2012 started their business on Broadway Street.

Since then, the small family restaurant is flourishing and has added under its name Trésors & Délices Catering, Trésors & Délices Golf Club, Trésors & Délices Farmers' Market, and, most recently, Trésors & Délices Centre EP Sénéchal.

2018 Champions for Cultural Diversity (from left to right in the above photo):

  • Immigrant Youth Champion, Jandry Kone, Imagine NB - Bathurst, NB
  • Small/Medium Business Champion, Southern Comfort Villa Nursing Home - Bathurst, NB
  • Immigrant Business Champion, Mohamed Khirallah, RôtiCana Coffee - Fredericton, NB
  • Immigrant Business Champion, Nanda and Vanessa Yagambrum, Trésors et Délices - Grand-Falls, NB
  • Small/Medium Business Champion, Banque Nationale - Moncton, NB
  • Large Business Champion, Sunnymel - Edmundston, NB
  • Immigrant Youth Champion: Inda Intiar, Woven Cultures - Moncton, NB
  • Individual Champion: Kathy Whynot, Education and Early Childhood Development, Government of New Brunswick - Fredrricton, NB
  • Large Business Champion: Mount Saint Joseph Nursing Home - Miramichi, NB
  • Individual Champion: Junior Kalala, YMCA of Greater Moncton - Moncton, NB