ZIMBABWE Achievers Awards (ZAA) International has announced the forthcoming launch of ZAA Canada. The North American country is the fifth nation to join the growing franchise first established in 2010.
The inaugural awards ceremony is scheduled for Saturday 29THJune 2019 at the Radisson Hotel in Edmonton. Nominations are now open to the public and will close on the 31 March 2019. The panel of judges will then begin the rigorous vetting process to come up with the first group of nominees. To nominate please visit http://www.zimachievers.com/canada/,
The awards affair will follow a similar structure as that of the United Kingdom, South Africa, USA and Australia, with over 15 categories that include business, sport, music, the arts and the Chairman’s Recognition awards. Last year ZAA International introduced Australia to the fold and it has firmly cemented itself alongside the other partnerships.
ZAA chairman, Conrad Mwanza said the awards were a personification of the growth of the brand as well as a distinction of substantial development being made every year; stating that Canada was a natural progression to the wider vision for the conglomerate and welcomed the new partnership.
“The brand has grown steadily and has established itself as a household name in four countries – the UK, South Africa, USA and Australia. Canada is now part of the wider vision, which is still in its infancy.”
“There is still so much more to accomplish. Our aim is to reach as many countries as we can and drive the same vision, objectives and values we have with the four countries we are currently present in.”
The ZAA annual gala dinner has become the society red carpet event in the UK and South Africa, and has started to become a big part of the US and Australian communities respectively. It is also the high point of recognition and celebration for the achievements of people of Zimbabwean heritage, with the objectives of recognising and celebrating the various individuals, companies and charitable organisations that are flying the Zimbabwean flag high and are contributing considerably to the growth in their respective fields and societies in the countries they reside in.
ZAA Canada Director, Simba Sithole said that he was happy to be on-board and looked forward to building a strong partnership in Canada that reflected the brands mission and key aims to highlight the outstanding work that Zimbabweans are doing in Canada.
“The inaugural Zimbabwe Achievers Awards in Canada will be a fantastic opportunity for Zimbabweans who are key players in a multitude of industries and who are contributing tremendously to the Canadian economy, as well as playing a significant role in shaping the Zimbabwean community here,” Sithole said
Meanwhile, ZororoPhumulani ZAA SA has announced the new partnership with WorldRemit, This comes on the back of WorldRemit launching a new and affordable money transfer package in South Africa where users can now send money all across Africa at lower charges. Those sending to Zimbabwe can enjoy the privilege of a promotion using the code ZAAFREE and the cash can be withdrawn from over 240 cash collection points including Steward bank, CBZ, GetBucks, NetOne shops and BancABC among other centres found on worldremit.com
ZAA UK will close nomations on Thursday 28thFebruary 2019 with the shortlist announced on the 17THMarch and voting will resume on the 1stArpil to 1stMay 2019 and the Gala will be held on Saturday 25thMay 2019.