Khalsa Credit Union CEO Dalbir Singh Mehta welcomes submissions to this year’s Community Service Awards.

Celebrate locals doing great things with Khalsa Credit Union’s Community Service Awards

Aug. 15 deadline approaches for annual community awards

From dedicated educators to volunteer leaders in arts, culture and sport, it’s people who make a community. If you know a hard-working individual making a difference, Khalsa Credit Union wants to hear about them!

A faith-based organization with deep connections to its community, Khalsa Credit Union is committed to what matters to its members. A big part of that is the annual Community Service Awards, a celebration of local people doing great things to make the world a better place.

“Our mission at KCU calls for us to care about the community and contribute to Sikh education, culture and religion. We believe that sponsoring these Community Service Awards is a unique opportunity for a financial institution as giving back is part of our DNA,” says CEO Dalbir Singh Mehta. “We particularly enjoy recognizing contributions made by the Sikh community for the betterment of society. Our corporate policy is to return 10% of our net income to the community each year – amounting to over $300,000 in 2017 – so we are obviously backing up our words with action. As CEO of KCU I am proud to sponsor these awards.”

Citizen of the Year – Recognizes an individual with superior leadership qualities throughout his or her career who has made significant contributions to the community while demonstrating high standards of ethical behaviour.

Business Excellence – Awarded to a business operating for more than five years that consistently provides superior customer service, with a reputation for treating employees with respect and offering them the opportunity to grow and develop within the organization.

Arts and Cultural Achievement – Honours someone with a strong commitment to the enrichment of the arts, who is a social trailblazer with respect to the environment and community outreach while supporting cultural and artistic objectives.

Excellence in Education – Honours an individual dedicated to further education in the public and private realm, who actively encourages others to pursue their goals and aspirations through lifelong learning.

Religious Commitment – Recognizes a person committed to the Sikh religion who has made significant contributions to the faith and whose life work has been largely committed to positive change in society.

Sports Achievement – Recognizing an athlete who has achieved excellence at provincial, national or international events and who continues to serve as an ambassador of their sport.

Submit your nomination today

Submit nominations for KCU’s Community Service Awards by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15. Find forms online – print clearly and deliver or mail to Head Office, Khalsa Credit Union, 3rd floor, 8788 – 120th St., Surrey, B.C. V3W 3N6. Alternatively, email, with Community Service Award in the subject line.

Indicate the nomination category and include background information supporting your nomination, highlighting the nominee’s contributions, and confirm your nominee’s acceptance of the nomination.


Khalsa Credit Union’s Community Service Awards recognize local people making a difference.

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