Former publisher Bowker to lead KPU’s fundraising progam

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has welcomes Chrissie Bowker as its new director of development.

Bowker, a former publisher of the South Delta Leader newspaper, will be accountable for the management of major giving programs, including overseeing program goals, implementing universitywide priorities and developing both shortand long-term fundraising strategies. She will also tackle special fundraising projects designed to expand KPU’s community outreach.


Rhonda Buhler has been selected Caregiver of the Year by the Home Instead Senior Care franchise office serving White Rock, Surrey, Delta, Ladner, Tsawwassen and Langley. Rhonda is being recognized for commitment and service to older adults in the area.

“Rhonda has been making a huge difference in the lives of local seniors and their families,” said Wes Colby, owner of the local franchise. “Her positive and encouraging nature is infectious and her clients just love her visits.”


The Surrey Board of Trade has appointed Kevin Falcon an honorary director. The former MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale will assist with special projects and provide advice on the Surrey Board of Trade’s advocacy initiatives and position papers.

“I look forward to working together with them in building an economically stronger Surrey,” Falcon said in a statement.

After he left politics, Falcon joined Anthem Properties as executive vicepresident in May 2013.

Previous Surrey Board of Trade honorary directors include Wally Oppal, Jock Finlayson and Michael Levy.

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