YARMOUTH - YReach Settlement staff member Dolores Atwood has been recognized as one of the top 25 immigrants in the Maritimes.
The award was presented Nov. 3 at the Westin Nova Scotia in Halifax and was an initiative of the quarterly magazine My Halifax Experience.
Atwood was honoured for “her vision, leadership and positive impact on the Maritime community.”
Competition organizers described the initiative as a way of identifying and honouring Maritimers who stand out in their towns and cities - the trail blazers and leaders who have made a difference in their communities.
Atwood works at assisting immigrants in the region and spreading awareness about their importance in rural communities.
“I know I have what it takes to do the things that I do. I do enjoy them and it’s what I want to do. It’s nice to know that you’re recognized for all that work,” she said.
Atwood has worked in Yarmouth County in the past as an immigration newcomer navigator, hired by the Lunenburg/Queens Regional Development Agency.
More about My Halifax Experience
My Halifax Experience was founded by Ifeanyi Emesih and launched in early 2016.
The event planning, marketing and content publishing brand is aimed at telling the stories and sharing the dreams of new immigrants.
The newest face of the marketing platform is a quarterly magazine, also called My Halifax Experience, launched in a publishing partnership with Advocate Media.