Princess Margaret School’s Ignite 2016 volunteer awareness event a resounding success
Surrey: Over 1,300 students at Princess Margaret Secondary School took part in a volunteer opportunities awareness event “Princess Margaret School’s Ignite 2016: Informed, Caring People Can Change the World” on Tuesday. With the past two years of successful Ignite career day events, it was clear to the planning committee that it was time to change gears and broaden the horizons of students on how they can make change happen. The administration and staff of the school, along with the Association of South Asian Professionals of British Columbia (ASAP), Surrey School District’s Safe School Department and the Canadian Red Cross provided the students with an opportunity to hear from over 26 presenters from various organizations in 19 breakout sessions for students from grades 10 to 12. This year’s keynote speakers were R.B. Herath, PhD and Founding President of Global Peace Alliance, Surrey for the senior students (grades 10-12) and Jovan Choongh from North Surrey Secondary for the junior students (grades 8-9). After listening to the keynote speakers, senior students attended three different breakout sessions of their choice, with each session being 30 minutes in length with organizations/ non-profit speakers which students registered for beforehand. The success of Princess Margaret School’s Ignite 2016: Informed, Caring People Can Change the World event was achieved with the support of Princess Margaret administration, staff, student volunteers and ASAPBC who dedicated their time and experience.