STATEMENT: CELEBRATING NEW WESTMINSTER, COQUITLAM, & PORT MOODY'S COMMUNITY HEROES

 

Mr. Speaker, every community has heroes meriting recognition for their volunteerism, charitable giving, commitment to help others and build a caring and prosperous Canada. Recognizing these community heroes allows us to publicly thank them for their contributions.

 

I’d like to recognize some heroes in my community:

 

Elsley and Yetty Foulds, long time volunteers with the Coquitlam Legion. For years, Yette has been the driving force behind the local Poppy drive, while Elsley recently received the French National Order of the Legion of Honour just before he died.

 

Brenda Miller, who volunteers with the Port Moody Legion and promotes local heritage.

 

Tally Baybik, an awarding-winning youth advocate for social justice and the environment!

 

Ruth Foster, a nationally recognized environmental educator who has worked for decades to promote environmental stewardship at Mosson Creek Hatchery! 

 

Guy Black, a Canadian Forces Veteran instrumental in organizing the largest Korean War Commemorative event in Canada!

These are just a few of the many community heroes from my riding and I’m proud to honour them.