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inspiring HEROs & SHEROs & WEROs of dance!

inspiring HEROs & SHEROs & WEROs of dance!

2019 INSPIREAWARDS.CA nominee:  The Continental Dance Club

An inspiring LGBTQ or LGBTQ positive business that is leading the way with a soaring entrepreneurial spirit; this spirit is demonstrated by the business performance and innovation. The business and their owners must promote equality, above average customer service, and must contribute to the LGBTQ community with initiatives throughout the year. The award is open to any size business.


One Quarter Page ad space in PinkPlayMags in any 2 (two) selected issues in a year’s cycle valued at $485 per ad – Award Sponsored by PinkPlayMags

One Year Business Membership – Award Sponsored by                                                                           Ontario Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

Honouring the most inspiring people, youth, businesses and organizations in the LGBTQ community in the Greater Toronto Area

Inspiration is defined as… An abstract concept or idea…it has spiritual connotations as well as practical connotations. It is some person, event, or thing that can inspire the mind, emotions, or the body to a higher level of feeling or activity.

Our definition of inspiration is… A word that sums up the LGBTQ community and our friends and allies…a community that has worked and continues to work very hard to change the perceptions and prejudices of the world; a community that has brought beauty and art and creativity and literature and much more to the world around us.

Our LGBTQ community is filled with stories of inspiration, and of individuals, businesses and organizations that inspire all of us.

INSPIRE Award is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of facilitating the annual awards and inspiring the community. The original founders of the INSPIRE Awards vouched to “inspire the community and bring it together; we will celebrate our past and present heroes so we never forget the work it took and still takes to build a community, and the contributions many make for the betterment of our own community and the world around us at large, and we will encourage living an inspiring life by creating future programs to that effect.”

Each year the INSPIRE Awards with the help of the LGBTQ community choose the following categories to honour:

  • Lifetime Achievement Awards (Two awarded annually)
  • LGBTQ Person of the Year
  • LGBTQ Youth of the Year
  • LGBTQ Positive Business of the Year
  • Inspiring Community Organization of the Year
  • LUX Award for the Arts
  • Charles Roy Award for Activism in HIV/AIDS
  • TELUS LGBTQ Innovator of the Year

The honourees of each category are chosen through community nominations and awarded by a jury panel formed of representatives of the Awards Board of Directors, Community Partners, and members of the LGBTQ community. Celebrations take place at an annual summer event.

Honouring the most inspiring people, youth, businesses and organizations in the LGBTQ community in the Greater Toronto Area





MAY 2014   snap’d HER- & HIS-story of the MONTH                Patrick Rucinski & Ella Nussenbaum 2014 WDSF World Youth 10-dance CHAMPIONS crowned in AHDAT, ISRAEL with fellow INSTRUCTOR/SPECIALIST Helen Ross one of nine World Championship adjudicators nomninated from Canada!

snap'd HER- & HISTORY of the MONTH Patrick Rucinski and Ella Nussenbaum March2014 advert