[ Ottawa, 6 Oct 2008 ] Embassy of the Czech Republic in Canada
Theatre Around the Corner, one of the oldest theatres in Vancouver, was bestowed the Gratias Agit Award 2008 on Friday October 3, 2008, by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Karel Schwarzenberg. The award took over one of the founders and director of the theatre prof. Josef Skála and his colleague Jiří Adler.
The Gratias Agit Award has been given by the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the promotion of the good name of the Czech Republic abroad since 1997 as a show of appreciation to individuals and organizations developing activities in nongovernmental fields. Along with fostering democracy and egalitarianism, this award is also becoming an ever more prestigious prize for the pursuits of people committed to working for the benefit of society as a whole, for the developing friendships between nations and for the promoting the good name of the Czech Republic throughout the world.