MP Fin Donnelly Honours Local Community Heroes

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.