SASSY night for Surrey youth

SURREY – – Seven teens and one young adult were awarded for being "SASSY" last Friday night (May 8) at Surrey Arts Centre.


The Rotary Clubbacked event celebrates Service Above Self Surrey Youth, or SASSY.


Each of the eight award winners were feted with $1,000 bursaries, a SASSY trophy and $500 to donate to a charity of their choice.


In "Oscars" style, winners were announced during the fifth annual event, with six finalists in each category. Nominees must be aged 15 to 21 and live in Surrey or White Rock.


Award winners are:. Amrit Rai (age 17, Enver Creek Secondary) for Community Service;. Lovdeep Singh (age 16, Enver Creek)


for Environmental Leadership;. Joanne Wong (age 20, Kwantlen Polytechnic University), for International Service;. Rae-Anne LeBrun (age 18, Douglas College), for Overcoming Adversity;. Ali Shabbir (age 18, Panorama Ridge Secondary), for Performing Arts;


. Jordan Doi (age 18, Fleetwood Park Secondary), for Sportsmanship;. Clarissa Chupik (age 17, Johnston Heights Secondary), for Visual Arts;. Cecilia Pang (age 16, Fraser Heights Secondary), for Youth Leadership.


Young performers at the gala event included Richard Tichelman,


Kwantlen Park Secondary School Glee Club, Kwantlen First Nation Youth Dancers, Street Kings Hip Hop Crew, Ava Carich and the band Panic Panic.


Proceeds from the SASSY awards help fund projects led by local Interact and Rotaract clubs furthering the theme "youth helping youth." More details are at

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