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CALL FOR YOUTH NOM­I­NA­TIONS: Sur­rey’s Top 25 Un­der 25 Awards

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The 11th An­nual Sur­rey Top 25 un­der 25 Awards is tak­ing place in 2021. Youth nom­i­na­tions are open.

The Sur­rey Board of Trade rec­og­nizes busi­ness and com­mu­nity-minded peo­ple un­der the age of 25, ei­ther work­ing in Sur­rey or work­ing on a busi­ness or com­mu­nity-re­lated project in/for Sur­rey.

The Sur­rey Board of Trade will dig­i­tally cel­e­brate the win­ners at an event that show­cases in­cred­i­ble ini­tia­tives of Sur­rey’s youth. The 25 win­ners will be cho­sen based upon their busi­ness or com­mu­nity achieve­ments, lead­er­ship abil­ity, com­mu­nity in­volve­ment, pro­fes­sional achieve­ments, and unique­ness of their busi­ness or com­mu­nity projects.


The Govern­ment of Bri­tish Columbia is re­spond­ing to the rec­om­men­da­tions of the Tourism Task Force by cre­at­ing a ded­i­cated re­lief fund­ing stream to quickly sup­port peo­ple and busi­nesses in BC’S tourism sec­tor.

“This has been the most chal­leng­ing year that peo­ple work­ing in the tourism sec­tor have ever faced, and while news about vac­cines ar­riv­ing in Bri­tish Columbia give us rea­son to be hope­ful, we aren’t through this storm yet,” said Me­lanie Mark, Min­is­ter of Tourism, Arts, Cul­ture and Sport. “This ded­i­cated re­lief fund­ing for the tourism sec­tor will help peo­ple get through these next few months so we can wel­come vis­i­tors back to our beau­ti­ful province once it’s safe to do so.”

There is a com­mit­ment of

$100 mil­lion in ded­i­cated re­lief fund­ing for the tourism sec­tor. In ad­di­tion, the Province is also al­lo­cat­ing $5 mil­lion to Indige­nous Tourism BC to ad­min­is­ter re­lief grant fund­ing tar­geted for Indige­nous busi­nesses.

Indige­nous tourism is one of the fastest-grow­ing seg­ments of BC’S tourism in­dus­try. How­ever, Indige­nous busi­nesses of­ten face ad­di­tional chal­lenges that may im­pact their abil­ity to re­cover, such as bar­ri­ers to ac­cess­ing fi­nanc­ing and op­er­at­ing in re­mote lo­ca­tions where con­nec­tiv­ity and busi­ness ser­vices may be limited. In the spirit of rec­on­cil­i­a­tion, govern­ment will work in part­ner­ship with Indige­nous Tourism BC in the weeks ahead on an Indige­nous-led fund­ing pro­gram specif­i­cally de­signed for Indige­nous tourism op­er­a­tors.

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Min­is­ter Me­lanie Mark

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