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- Three young Surrey girls are selling lemonade on Saturday to raise money for sick children. Sisters Lauryn and Kaelyn Gill, 8 and 5 respectively, are setting up a lemonade stand along with their 10-year-old friend Reet on Saturday (Aug. 22) at Goldstone Park in Surrey from noon to 3 p.m. The sisters’ father Ram says the girls are donating everything they make to the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. Goldstone Park is located at 5850 146th Street.
- Fraser Heights Secondary grad Jenna Baxter is heading off to play NCAA Division 1 soccer at Oregon State University – on a full-ride soccer scholarship. Baxter, who started her soccer career at U5 with Guildford Athletic Club, says she is excited about playing in the coveted PAC 12 conference. “It’s going to be a huge challenge with so many teams with great players,” she said, adding she picked Oregon State for several reasons. “The campus is beautiful and the atmosphere around all their sports teams is unbelievable.” Baxter has been a member of the provincial team since U13 but says her biggest accomplishment came when she was selected to represent Canada at the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers in Jamaica, where Canada won silver.
- Surrey’s JiaLi (Betty) Wang has been awarded the RBC Students Leading Change scholarship. As a passionate supporter of human rights, Wang has always been involved in humanitarian groups like the Red Cross and Amnesty. She co-created FemLight, a registered non-profit organization that seeks to spark dialogue about sexism while raising money for various girls’ causes in developing countries. Wang will study Media and Information at the University of Western Ontario this fall.
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