Ginni Sethi is the recipient of 2013 RBC Top 25 Immigrant Award

Ginni Sethi, President of Grand Victorian Convention Centre & Radisson Plaza Mississauga (one-of-a-kind hotel in Mississauga), and Chairperson at Black Diamond Entertainments was honored with the prestigious RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award on Thurs, June 20, 2013 at 1 King West, Toronto ON.

Over 600 nominations were received in just two months, from which 75 finalists were shortlisted by a panel of judges comprised of past winners and dignitaries. More than 30,000 votes were cast online, the highest number received in the award’s history.

NBA All-Star and philanthropist Steve Nash, dancer and choreographer Wen Wei Wang, physician and activist Izzeldin Abuelaish and other community leaders from across Canada are among the winners of the fifth annual 2013 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant awards, presented by Canadian Immigrant Magazine. The awards celebrate the inspiring stories and achievements of immigrants to Canada.

When asked by Canadian Immigrant Magazine, what advice she would give new immigrants,  “To all new immigrants, my advice would be to believe in themselves and put all efforts wholeheartedly in what they do. Maybe success will not come overnight, but gradually they will carve a space for themselves. Be optimistic and open,this country has a lot to offer everybody.”

Ginni Sethi is an established business woman.

President of Grand Victorian Convention Centre & Radisson Plaza Mississauga, and Chairperson at Black Diamond Entertainments, Ginni is a successful business person who is making the community proud. She has been honored with the AWIC Women of Distinction “Helping Hand” Award in 201 2. She received the Midweek South Asian Business person of the Year 2012 at 5th Annual CIBC Midweek South Asian Award as well as the receipients for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Governor General of Canada. She is the co-founder and charter member of an organization of dynamic Women Entrepreneurs called WEP that recently received the Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce "Member of the Year" Award 2013 and recently, she has been awarded the prestigious RBC Top 25 Immigrant Award 2013. She also received recognition by the community through the South Asian Canada Day Award.

She donates generously for many social causes and funds the education of many young girls in India. She is also an active member with many other organizations such as, Lions Club, CNIB and serves as a Patron for AWIC – A Womens Community Services Organization. Her philanthropic endeavours include presenting a significant sum as a charity to the William Osler Health Centre through Sethi Foundation. She has also supported various other charities such as Salvation Army ‘Toy Mountain’ campaign, CNIB, Sick Kids Foundation, BAPS, Centennial foundation, Pakistan Earthquake Relief, along with several other chosen charities in Canada and India.
On receiving this honour, Mrs. Sethi gave the following remarks "A huge thankyou to all of you. I am completely humbled by your support to make me one of the RBC Top 25 Immigrants this year. It couldn't have been done without you all. This recognition is great but greater is the strength of my family and friends whose efforts made it possible. It was very competitive with a lot of worthy nominations. Feel truly humbled and privileged at the same moment. Thanks once again!!!"


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