Peninsula youth were among more than two dozen celebrated last night by the Surrey Board of Trade as Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25.
Paige Glazier, Tyler Reid, Kiran Toor and Rajan Dhaliwal were recognized with their peers in a reception Thursday at Eaglequest Golf Course.
Glazier, 19, was recognized for her ‘Team Orange’ initiative, a campaign targeting bullying. Reid, 18, was chosen for his success at establishing Tyler’s Firewood Company – a business he launched at age 14.
Toor, 20, a Semiahmoo Secondary alumnus, is founder of KidsPlay; Dhaliwal, 23, is involved in “bringing students’ ideas to justice” through advocacy, he has also organized golf tournament fundraisers for charities.
The Top 25 Under 25 awards celebrate the “incredible initiatives” of Surrey youth aged 25 years and younger. Winners are chosen based on their business or community achievements, leadership ability, community involvement, professional achievements and uniqueness of their business or community projects.
Other youth selected for the award were:
Amanbir Atwal, 19 (Young Transforming Society), Angus Lin, 17 (Think Forward, Think Recycling), Calvin Tiu, 22 (Frontiers Poeticss, KPU’s Rap Outreach Project), Deepak Sharma, 20 (Simon Fraser Student Society and #WESAYES FOR TRANSIT), Ekam Nagra, 21 (Ball Don’t Stop Basketball), Felicia Rafael, 23 (Beneath One Sky Commuter Support Society), Gloria Yu, 16 (Junior Team Canada Ambassador / SDC Blue Ribbon Foundation / Fraser Heights Model UN Conference), Jaskirat Sahni, 17 (Girls Empowered), Jeremy Pearce, 23 (Transit Watch), Jessica Kim, 20 (Musician Impact Network Society), Kanwalnain K. Grewal, 20 (Red FM), Keri Van Gerven, 24 (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Kiran Toor, 20 (KidsPlay), Lourence Singh, 20 (SOAR Philanthropic Society), Puneet Sooch, 22 (Posh Makeup Studios / Various volunteer roles), Rhythm Tang, 19 (Enactus SFU – Hunger Actions), Rick Kumar, 22 (Frontiers Poetics: KPU’s Rap Outreach Project), Ridge Pinto, 22 (SFU / Canadian Cancer Society / Sport Chek / Microsoft), Rizwan Qaiser, 24 (SFU’s Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Association (IdEA)), Scott Hargrove, 20 (Canada’s Next Indycar Superstar), Sean Warwick, 23 (AFK Game Development Symposium) and Shantelle Medel, 23 (Beneath One Sky Community Support Society/The Walk and Learn Program).
For information, visit www.businessinsurrey.com/surreys-top-25-under-25-awards/