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Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 award-winners celebrated May 9 in Guildford

Winners of the 2023 Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 awards. (Photo:

Several weeks ahead of the annual awards event, Surrey Board of Trade has announced winners of Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 accolades for 2024.

For a 14th year, the awards spotlight “the incredible initiatives of Surrey’s youth who are 25 years old or younger,” SBOT says.

May 9 is the date of the 2024 celebration, 5 p.m. start at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. Registration (free) is done on

This year’s 25 award-winners were chosen for their business or community achievements, leadership ability, community involvement, professional achievements and the uniqueness of their projects. They “exemplify extraordinary leadership in a world grappling with an array of complex challenges, ranging from climate change to global inequalities,” according to Anita Huberman, SBOT’s president and CEO.

“The younger generation, with their fresh perspectives, boundless energy, and unwavering optimism hold immense potential to shape a more sustainable, equitable, and prosperous economic future.”

2024 Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 winners:

Akash Manes, A Second Chance - Harm Reduction Society, age 24

Almas Phangura, Paladin Security Group Ltd. | Simon Fraser Student Society| SFU Surrey - TD Community Engagement Centre, 24

Arshita Saini, Glutenull and Fraser Health Authority - Medicine Network, 25

Chloe Goodison, NaloxHome Society, 22

Hanna Grover, Poet2Poet, 15

Hargun Singh Dhillon, Age Strong Unity Wellness Society & 18 Holding Ltd., 19

Harjot Kular, Youth Transforming Society, 22

Harmeet Kaur Virdee, Surrey Jazz Nights, 21

Japneet Gill, South Asian Women’s Health Talk, 25

Jason Sangha, Jason Sangha Personal Real Estate Corporation & The Intellionaire, 22

Jatin Choudhary, JCAcademic Coaching | UBC Transplant Club, 20

Jeevan Basra, Self-Advocates of Semiahmoo | Socks for a Cause, 22

Jeevan Sandhu, LeoCraft Design Team, 16

Joben Singh Bassi, Joben Bassi Personal Real Estate Corporation, 23

Joon Sohn, Hold High the Torch, 20

Juliana Maria Manalo, Vancouver Kindness Movement, 20

Kayla Harvey, Bar Down Cookies, 22

Marsten Sequiera, Holy Hygiene , 17

Pooria Arab, Beeloud, 23

Sandeep Singh, Volentia Healthcare Translation, 24

Shivani Jeet, Survivor Talks, 23

Suhana Gill, B.R Enterprises and Bluer & Greener, 17

Sumeet Singh Saini, Hearts of BC Foundation, 25

Vansh Sobti, Cloud Nine Clothing, 20

Yoovi Vasudev, Humanitarian Society of Vancouver | Real Talk ALS BC, 23

The Honorary Health & Safety in the Workplace Award goes to Jason Sangha.

Tom Zillich

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