OUR VIEW: Surrey’s unsung heroes inspire

The Now-Leader was proud to celebrate some deserving unsung heroes in this city on Wednesday night

They say heroes are not born, but made.

The Now-Leader was proud to celebrate some deserving unsung heroes in this city on Wednesday night, during our 16th annual Community Leader Awards, at the Eaglequest Golf Course clubhouse in Fleetwood.

These awards recognize the selfless, dedicated and courageous among us who don’t always make headlines but are tenacious in their pursuit of making a positive contribution, sometimes profound, in other people’s lives.

Awards were given in 10 categories. You can read all about the winners here.

Their acceptance speeches were revealing. Common threads among them were the importance of innovative thinking, perseverance, team work, and as one award winner said, taking care of each other.

They were recognized not for their ability to throw a football, take a great photograph or play a mean guitar, which are all fine things in themselves. Rather, these winners were recognized for, as one winner explained, commitment to a “way of life” that seeks to meet the needs of others.

A common theme among these Community Leader Awards winners is their choosing to look outside of themselves, and to look ahead with eyes not focused on personal gain but rather demonstrable improvement in the lives of others in this community.

And this is what makes them not only winners in a very real sense, but most inspiring as well.

Now-Leader



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