Civic Distinction Awards - Zhao Family

The City of Surrey presented the 2020 Virtual Civic Distinction Awards on December 10, 2020 to recognize the leadership of individuals, groups and businesses in the community.

December 11, 2020
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Surrey, BC – The City of Surrey presented the 2020 Virtual Civic Distinction Awards on December 10, 2020 to recognize the leadership of individuals, groups and businesses in the community. Nominations were received in Award categories including Arts & Heritage, Design, Beautification & Enhancement, Heart, Sport Tourism, Environmental, and Mayor’s Choice.

The Civic Distinction Awards are part of Surrey’s ongoing commitment to programs and initiatives that support the City’s vibrant communities, promote modern urban development, protect and enhance the environment, support community engagement, encourage tourism and celebrate heritage.

“It is important that we recognize the many outstanding community leaders that are pressing forward during these challenging times, and continuing to make major contributions to our City,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “These outstanding achievements speak to the immense pride our citizens’ take in advancing Surrey as a vibrant metropolitan center, while fostering a culture of excellence.”

The City was pleased to recognize 25 Award of Excellence recipients and 5 Award of Merits including individuals, community groups and projects that have made outstanding contributions to the City over the last three years.

The virtual event was hosted by Canadian Olympian Charmaine Crooks, and featured entertainment from local performers including Krystle Dos Santos, George Leach, the Kwel Eng Sen Dancers and the Royal Academy of Bhangra. The video stream is available to view on Surrey’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Earlier this week at a City Council meeting, the Good Citizen of the Year Award was also announced by Mayor McCallum. The winner of this prestigious award is James (Jim) Bennett. Jim has been actively involved in the City of Surrey for over 30 years, and has served on numerous committees, boards and community projects. Jim founded two major community organizations and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the most vulnerable citizens living in the City.

For details and a full list of Award Recipients, please visit www.surrey.ca/awards and the event program.

Contact Info

Amber Stowe
Communications Project Manager
Office of the Mayor
604-598-5854
Amber.Stowe@surrey.ca