OARH Local and Regional Judges
For the local contest, OARH drew on the opinions of notable Prince George Citizens.
Baljit Sethi: Executive Director of the Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society (IMSS) in PG, Mrs Sethi founded IMSS in 1976 and has achieved notable strides for immigrant populations in Prince George. Her work earned her the 2011 Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Government of Canada.
Si Transken: In her time in Prince George Si has worked as a professor of Social Work at UNBC and CNC, as well as contributing to the community by way of ARTivism, poetry and scholarly works. She works tirelessly for Women's Rights causes and is an avid cat-lover.
Kallie Smith: Kallie Smith has been with Aboriginal Business and Community Development Centre since April, 2013. Kallie has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Northern British Columbia. She started her employment as the Business & Community Development Intern and has now become the organization’s full time Financial Literacy Coordinator.
Once the local winners were selected from Williams Lake, 100 Mile House and Prince George, they were entered into the regional Contest. Judging took Place March 5th 2013 in Williams Lake.
The Prince George Regional Judge was Daniel Gallant. Daniel is a well-known advocate against hate crimes and racism, while also pursuing a graduate degree in Social Work from the University of Northern BC. Daniel is also a Research Affiliate with Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS).
The Submissions are IN for the Prince George OARH logo contest, and the logo selected will be entered into the Regional Contest.
The Regional Contest winner will represent the East-North OARH Network and be printed on promotional materials for the program and gain visibility all over the province.
Each entry has a number attached- vote by sending the number you choose to [email protected]
Voting closes on February 17th!
IMSS Organizing Against Racism and Hate (OARH) program hosts logo contest won by local 12-year-old Ayame Sivertson
The Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society’s Organizing Against Racism and Hate (OARH) program has hosted a contest to develop a logo for use in the East North Regional Network. This network is comprised of the communities of Prince George, Williams Lake, and 100 Mile House.
The OARH program is funded by EmbraceBC and is charged with helping smaller communities work together to develop better responses to incidents of racism and hate crime. The contest to create a logo looked for images that represented diversity and acceptance, and a total of 5 judges selected 12-year-old Ayame Sivertson’s entry as the best representation of these qualities. Ayame’s logo was selected by 3 community judges for Prince George in February when it won the local portion of the contest, and her logo went up against the other regional winner where it was selected by two members of the Williams Lake Youth Council as the regional winner.
Ayame attends Spruceland Traditional Elementary School, where she takes a Fine Arts class, but says that her inspiration came after meeting her grandmother (local artist Cat Sivertson) when she began to draw “real things, something that I could see”. Ayame says of her logo (an image of two hands forming a heart, through which the world is seen) that she wanted to do something different. She had seen similar images before of people shaking hands but wanted to add her own take on what it means to cooperate. She says that the meaning of her logo is that “you can always cooperate, with anyone in the world”. As soon as it can be implemented, Ayame’s logo will represent the East North Regional OARH network on all promotional material for the duration of the program.