This is my friend and co-worker, Argaw.
He's an amazing person, and has a lot of compassion for the clients he sees every day. His family is proud to be from Brooks. He's also in the running to be recognized nationally through the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards!
The awards recognize immigrants to Canada that are inspiring and motivational - two words that describe Argaw perfectly. Right now, he's one of 75 individuals chosen from a pool of 630 across Canada, shortlisted for the prestigious award. This stage is also where the general public plays a role. Over at rbctop25.com, people can vote for who becomes part of the Top 25. Pictures (like the one above I took!) with biographies and a vote button can be found. Once a selection has been made, you simply scroll to the bottom and include your email address to verify the vote.
Voting closes May 22, when final selections will be annouced. The finalists will be recognized at a special ceremony, featured in Canadian Immigrant magazine, and RBC will donate $500 to a charity of their choice.