SASSY awards deadline on Sept. 26

SURREY – The nomination deadline is Sept. 26 for this year’s SASSY Awards gala.

The fourth-annual event will be held on Friday, Nov. 21 at Surrey Arts Centre.

The SASSY acronym stands for Service Above Self Surrey Youth, and the awards honour youth aged 15 to 21 who live in Surrey or White Rock and “are making a difference in our community by demonstrating the Rotary ideal of ‘Service Above Self.'” The event is hosted by Semiahmoo Rotary Club in partnership with the City of Surrey, Surrey School District, Kwantlen

Polytechnic University, White Rock Rotary Club and Central City Rotary Club.

Seven SASSY awards will be presented in the categories of Overcoming Adversity, Environmental Leadership, Sportsmanship, Performing and Visual Arts, Community Service, Youth Leadership and International Service. Each award recipient receives a $1,000 bursary, as well as $500 to donate to a registered charity of their choice and a stylized SASSY Award trophy. Nominees will also have a chance to win the trip courtesy of White Rock Travel and G Adventures.

Details are online at

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