INSPIRE AWARDS NOMINATIONS> The Continental Dance Club 2019 LGBTQ Business of the Year

INSPIRE AWARDS NOMINATIONS> The Continental Dance Club 2019 LGBTQ Business of the Year

Congratulations and thank you for verbally accepting your nomination or your receiving of an award, for the 9th annual INSPIRE Awards.

What is INSPIRE Awards?
INSPIRE Awards is an annual event that celebrates and honours the most inspiring people, youth, businesses and organizations in the LGBTQ+ community in the Greater Toronto Area. 2019 celebrates the 9th year of the INSPIRE Awards. It gives us great pleasure to add that we will be shining the spotlight on women with our special presentation during the awards.   #inspiringWOMEN   #INSPIRElove


Why were you nominated?
You have been nominated because others believe in you, your business, or your organization, and in the hard and inspiring work that you do.

Who nominated you?
Sorry, we can’t share that with you, but we expect many people think you are inspiring.

What do you need to do?
The first step was to accept your nomination verbally. Thank you again.

What happens after I accepted verbally?

Please complete and sign the INPIRE Awards Consent & Release Agreement and Nominee Details Form (attached) and forward them to [email protected]inspireawards.ca. The Nominee Details Form must include a high resolution photo of you, or your community organization logo or team shot (for business and community organizations).

All material must be received by March 30. That gives the awards team the time to produce the videos for the stage presentation at the INSPIREAwards as well as add your bio to the Awards website.

What happens after everything has been submitted?
If you have been informed that you are a recipient of International Icon, Lifetime Achievement, LUX, Charles Roy Award for Activism in HIV/AIDS, or LGBTQ Innovator of the Year, you will be presented with your award/trophy on stage at the INSPIRE Awards. 

If you have been informed you are a nominee in LGBTQ Person, Youth, Positive Business, or Inspiring Community Organization of the Year, you will be invited to stage at the INSPIRE Awards to be celebrated for your work and receive a certificate of acknowledgment. While in our eyes, everyone who gets celebrated is a winner, at the Awards event, one name will be announced as the “recipient” of the title/award for the year.

When and where are the INSPIRE Awards ceremony?
Celebrations will take place at our annual event attended by officials, community leaders, families and friends, and many of our LGBTQ+ community:

  • Friday, May 24th  |  6PM for honourees  |  Hart House, University of Toronto

What about Tickets to the event?

You will receive a certain amount of complimentary tickets depending on the category your award falls under. Ticket instructions will be shared soon, which includes an option to upgrade. The link for tickets that can be purchased will be releases soon as there will be tickets available for friends and families to come out, support and celebrate with you.

It is a beautiful and magical night of celebration that you will love.

Congratulations once again and we look forward to celebrating you.

Kero & Deepak
Co-chairs of Nominations