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Con­grat­u­la­tions to Dr. Joy Johnson on her ap­point­ment as the new Pres­i­dent and Vice-chan­cel­lor of Si­mon Fraser Univer­sity. Uni­ver­si­ties are a foun­da­tion of a city’s eco­nomic devel­op­ment equa­tion. The Sur­rey Board of Trade looks for­ward to work­ing with Dr. Johnson in her new role.

Fasken of­fers le­gal ser­vices in your neigh­bour­hood. As part of their ser­vice of­fer­ing, they are pleased to pro­vide their com­pli­men­tary Sur­rey Sem­i­nar Series. Join their Trust, Wills, Es­tates & Char­i­ties sem­i­nar on April 2, 2020: fasken.com/en/of­fices/sur­rey/

Big Star Sur­rey Cen­tral thanks our cus­tomers for voting for them in the cat­e­gory of Best Sand­wich in Sur­rey! Let them cater your next lunch meet­ing. sur­r­ey­cen­tral@bigstarsan­d­wich.com

The City of Sur­rey has been se­lected as one of Canada’s Top Em­ploy­ers for Young Peo­ple, which rec­og­nizes the na­tion’s best work­places and pro­grams for young peo­ple start­ing their ca­reers. This is the ninth con­sec­u­tive year that the City of Sur­rey has re­ceived this dis­tinc­tion and is the only mu­nic­i­pal­ity in Bri­tish Columbia to be rec­og­nized with this award in 2020.

Penin­sula cel­e­brates two nom­i­na­tions by Cana­dian SME National Busi­ness Awards, for the Pro­fes­sional Ser­vices Awards and Im­mi­grant En­tre­pre­neur of the Year Award. The HR and Health and Safety con­sul­tancy for small busi­ness has also launched their new ser­vice, Safecheck. penin­sula-ca.com

Sur­rey Home­less­ness and Hous­ing Task Force and Sources host the Cold­est Night of the Year event on Fe­bru­ary 22, at the Chuck Bai­ley Rec Cen­tre. Please sup­port this cause. cnoy.org/lo­ca­tion/sur­rey­whal­ley

MNP, the sec­ond largest ac­count­ing firm in BC, con­tin­ues to grow from the re­cent merger with Lan­g­ley-based Sangha Tone Char­tered Pro­fes­sional Ac­coun­tants. This merger will add a new MNP of­fice lo­ca­tion in Lan­g­ley and a satel­lite of­fice in North Vancouver.

Sur­rey Dig­i­tal Academy launched with a mis­sion to em­power all adults to in­crease their dig­i­tal lit­er­acy through con­ve­nient, af­ford­able, world-class cod­ing ed­u­ca­tion. Part-time cour­ses of­fered in the Health and Tech­nol­ogy Dis­trict - a su­per­clus­ter de­vel­op­ing an es­ti­mated 15,000 tech re­lated jobs over the next decade. sur­rey­dig­i­ta­la­cademy.ca

Sur­r­ey­cares Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion 2020 Grant Ap­pli­ca­tions open in March ben­e­fit­ing reg­is­tered char­i­ties that serve Sur­rey. Help them sup­port more of th­ese amaz­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions. Talk to them about start­ing an en­dow­ment fund to sup­port grant mak­ing in Sur­rey. dsug­ars@sur­r­ey­cares.org

A.D. Ser­vices Ltd. has been suc­cess­ful in main­tain­ing 100% com­pli­ance for its truck­ing busi­ness clients. They achieved th­ese re­sults for four con­sec­u­tive years out of its six years be­ing in busi­ness. They pro­vide safety and com­pli­ance ser­vices to truck­ing com­pa­nies. aman@ad­ser­vicesltd.ca

With the help of their gen­er­ous donors, fund­ing is now com­plete for the 200-bed Peace Arch Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion Lodge, fea­tur­ing the Ge­orge & Sylvia Melville Hospice Home. Stay tuned for the Grand Open­ing in Spring 2020.

DIVERSECIT­Y Com­mu­nity Re­sources So­ci­ety is pleased to wel­come Purn Disanjh as Man­ager of Coun­selling Ser­vices. Purn will lead DIVERSECIT­Y’S ded­i­cated men­tal health pro­fes­sion­als and clin­i­cal coun­sel­lors who of­fer first-lan­guage coun­selling and spe­cialty pro­grams to Sur­rey adults, youth and chil­dren. dcrs.ca

Two in­no­va­tive em­ploy­ment pro­grams to help multi-bar­ri­ered in­di­vid­u­als get back into the labour mar­ket have been launched by DIVERSECIT­Y Com­mu­nity Re­sources So­ci­ety. HEAL for Work em­pow­ers women sur­vivors of vi­o­lence and the SA­HARA pro­gram is for racial­ized men in recovery. dcrs.ca

Sorop­ti­mist Sur­rey/ Delta is celebratin­g 25 years of serv­ing women and girls in our com­mu­nity. Cel­e­brate with them at the an­nual ‘Live Your Dream Awards Lun­cheon’, April 4th. livey­our­dreamtick­ets2020.eventbrite.ca

FINCAD, the de­riv­a­tives an­a­lyt­ics soft­ware provider, re­cently raised $7,100 for the Sur­rey Christ­mas Bureau. The funds were used to pur­chase gifts, toys and gro­ceries for those in need. Pic­tured are FINCAD em­ploy­ees, Ian Hartshorn and Wendy Kahlert pre­sent­ing Sur­rey Christ­mas Bureau’s Lisa Wer­ring (cen­tre) with a do­na­tion cheque.

On May 3rd in Cres­cent Beach, the 18th An­nual Hike for Hospice takes place. Gather a team of friends/fam­ily/co­work­ers or join as an in­di­vid­ual to sup­port end-of-life and grief ser­vices in your com­mu­nity. peacearch­hos­pice.org

S.K Coun­selling Ser­vices part­nered with an­other or­ga­ni­za­tion for a Com­mu­nity Get-to­gether dur­ing Christ­mas Sea­son at the New­ton Ice Arena.

On March 29, from 1 - 4 pm visit Chartwell Im­pe­rial Place at their Open House, 13853 102 Av­enue. RSVP to nro­ma­niuk@chartwell.com.

Dan’s Le­gacy is pleased to an­nounce its new Board of Di­rec­tors for 2019/2020: (L-R) Gregg Smith, CPA/CA (Trea­surer), Shan­non El­liott (Direc­tor), Kyle Demes (Direc­tor), Guyle Clark (Pres­i­dent), Peter Buxton, Q.C. (Vice-pres­i­dent), Bal­tej Singh Dhillon (Direc­tor), Darin Froese (Sec­re­tary).

Sandhu Cap­i­tal’s Amit Sandhu wins the 2019 Rookie of the Year award at his bro­ker­age for the most mort­gage vol­ume funded in his first year with a new of­fice.

In De­cem­ber, Korle-bu Neu­ro­science Foun­da­tion Pres­i­dent, Marj Ra­tel and her army of vol­un­teers were joined by MLAS, Mary Po­lak (Lan­g­ley) and Ian Pa­ton (Delta South), and Karl Gillies, Pres­i­dent & Cor­po­rate Spon­sor, Di­a­mond De­liv­ery, to mark a his­toric day in Korle-bu’s nearly two decades of ser­vice. Two ship­ping con­tain­ers loaded with sur­gi­cal and med­i­cal sup­plies as well as an am­bu­lance do­nated by Nanaimo based, LIFESUPPOR­T, Air Med­i­cal Ser­vices and out­fit­ted to help mothers in labour, will head to West Africa in the com­ing weeks with ship­ping costs gen­er­ously cov­ered by Ni­cola Wealth. To do­nate: kbnf.org/do­nate

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