Surrey's Top 25 under 25 Award winners announced

The Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT) will recognize the winners of Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards at an evening reception on June 12 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152 Street).

The event will celebrate the initiatives of Surrey’s youth 25 years old or younger. The winners were chosen based upon a subjective analysis of their business or community achievements, leadership ability, community involvement, professional achievements and uniqueness of their business or community projects.

“Their community and entrepreneurial spirit were showcased through their nominations," said Anita Huberman, CEO, SBOT. "We have amazing talent in these winners who will take our businesses now and in the future to amazing heights.

At the Surrey Board of Trade, it is in our mandate to grow our business community by instilling in our youth entrepreneurial support and spirit – and for them to be an active part of Surrey," she added.

There is no cost to attend the reception.

Registration and networking will begin at 5:30 p.m.; the awards ceremony will begin at 6:15 p.m.

The event will feature keynote speakers Anthony Jones and Marco Pasqua of Hunky Haulers, sharing their local success story.

The winners are:

• Aishah Muhammad, 22, KPU Student Orientation Campus Captain

• Amar Pangalia, 20, Enactus - Count on Me Program

• Amneet Athwal, 18, SOAR Philanthropic Society

• Aneel Bal, 17    Youth Empowering Surrey Team

• Anthony Hope, 17, Surrey Schools Anti-Homophobia Working Group

• Ashwini Canagaratnam, 17, volunteer, various organizations

• Cynthia Su, 21, Enactus SFU - SFU Entrepreneur of the Year Program

• Elvin Cheung, 23, Beta Collective Inc.

• Gabby Gill, 20, Kwantlen Marketing Association

• Gunraj Gill, 18, G&T Solutions

• Hanchao (Henry) Guo, 17, Mook Interactive

• Ioan (John) Ulici, 24, Ulici Tilework Incorporated

• Jacky Tian, 16, Shirts Reborn

• Jasmine Garcha, 24, various Initiatives - Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver; Canadian Cancer Society

• Jeff Wu, 17, Canada International Model United Nations

• Jill Xu, 17, CACTES Association

• Karanvir Singh Thiara, 23, Sahara - Youth Mental Health Initiative

• Kevin Cruz, 21, SynAesthetix Home Atmospherics

• Khuong Vu, 23, KPU Accounting Society

• Lara Ahmad, 21, Enactus SFU - SFU Entrepreneur of the Year Program

• Luisa Piraquive-Buitrago, 21, Kwantlen Polytechnic University / Acting Together: Youth Gang - prevention Project, Community University Research Alliance (CURA)

• Raeniel (Rae) Holgado, 22, Enactus SFU – Count on Me Program

• Samuel Chin, 21, Kitply Industries

• Urba Khan, 17, North Surrey Secondary

• Winona Bhatti, 20, Enactus SFU / HUG Charity Canada

To register, call Jo-Ann Huber at the Surrey Board of Trade at 604-581-7130.

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