MP Fin Donnelly Honours Local Community Heroes
May 19th, 2016 - 2:43pm
Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise in the House to honour outstanding citizens making a difference in Port Moody, Coquitlam, Anmore, and Belcarra:
Miranda Andersen , a young environmental filmmaker who raises awareness through social media;
Tima Kurdi , whose activism on behalf of Syrian refugee families has touched lives around the world;
Léon LeBrun , who helped build our community by establishing Festival du Bois, the local Trans Canada Trail, and the Trails BC network;
Sandra Niven , for her work at the Port Moody Arts Centre, Port Moody Ecological Society's Fingerling Festival, and Community Ventures Society;
Drake Stephens , for his years of hard work making our community “bear aware”;
Don Violette , whose work with the Burquitlam Community Association helped establish a community garden and protect environmentally sensitive areas;
and George Assaf , whose volunteer work includes stream-keeping duties and habitat restoration of Port Moody streams.
These community heroes are living the change they want to see in the world, and I am proud to honour them today.