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Fraser Valley – June 3, 2024 Community Services Award Winner

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The 2024 winner of the Community Services Award Scholarship for Fraser Valley is Charles Macsabejon, graduate of Sardis Secondary School.

A brief list of some of the activities of this personable young man :

1- As the Lieutenant Governor of Division 18, he supervised eleven student-led service clubs in high schools in the Fraser Valley, providing leadership training to the club officers, creating and promoting service opportunities.

2- Kiwanis Clubs that sponsor the Key Clubs in high schools, providing services such as river clean-up, youth homelessness, and providing meals to third-world countries.

3- Saxophone play (and many other instruments) in the Concert Band, conducting, and music festivals.

4- Big Brother Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley, providing mentoring to elementary school students.

5- Interact Club of Chilliwack sponsored by the Rotary Club, including Rotary book sales, Ribest – a meal train at a local youth shelter.

6- Chilliwack Youth Advisory Committee

7- Youth Empowering Newcomers for newcomer youth in Chilliwack.

8- Chilliwack Local Immigration Partnership

9- Chilliwack Community Service

10- Providing a ”youth voice” to school board and political candidates.

Charles spoke to our Power Pioneer members at a luncheon on Monday, June 3rd, and was presented with a $500 cheque, a certificate and our book ”Voices From Bridge River”.  He is enrollled in UBC for September with a goal of becoming a lawyer.

submitted by Patricia Daws, Community Service Award chair, BC Hydro Power Pioneers, Fraser Valley Branch

Charles Macsabejon, his proud Mom,

FVPP Comm. Service Award chair Pat Daws

FVPP President Rick Unger