Surrey – Thursday evening, FVN’s News Director Don Lehn returned for the third year to help MC the Surrey Cares Youth Grant Awards. This year was rather poignant in light of the recent tragedy in Abbotsford. The ceremony started with a moment of silence for the 13 year old girl who was murdered at Abbotsford Secondary and her 14 year old friend who was serious hurt.
From their website: SurreyCares Community Foundation works to improve the quality of life for all area residents through the growth and stewardship of permanent endowment funds and the distribution of income to a broad range of eligible organizations and activities.
Their vision is to lead a stronger, more meaningful, inclusive community connection into the future, and to build a resilient and resourceful community. We encourage contributions to a community endowment and the earnings flow back to worthwhile community causes in the form of grants.
One of the grant recipients was Semiahmoo House, whose special needs kids did a great job catering!
2016 Grant recipients were: