PEOPLE: Young leaders in Surrey are recognized

The Now’s People column is published every Thursday.

  • Six young high school graduates have been recognized for being strong leaders. Rachel Andor, John Campbell (JC) Abbott, Rebecca Atamanchuk, Conor Doherty, Su Young Ahn and David Zhang were awarded Sir John A. MacDonald Student Leadership Awards at a presentation ceremony at Semiahmoo House on July 9. The ceremony was hosted by former Surrey mayor Dianne Watts, with special guest Justice Minister Peter MacKay. MacKay, one of the chief architects of the Conservative party, announced in May he is retiring from federal politics.

  • Seven emerging sustainability leaders from across B.C. – including one from Surrey – are converging in Mount Robson Provincial Park before embarking on a trip of a lifetime. Surrey’s Lota Colobong is among the group about to embark on a 25-day journey down the Fraser River.The trip is part of the Sustainable Living Leadership Program (SLLP), a hands-on educational adventure run by the not-for-profit Rivershed Society of BC.

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