Alex Browne photo Cliff Annable (left) and Moti Bali were recognized as ‘Outstanding Canadians on the Peninsula’ by White Rock council on Monday night.

Annable, Bali receive White Rock city recognition

Award hails recipients as ‘outstanding Canadians on the Peninsula’

The City of White Rock has honoured retiring South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce executive director Cliff Annable and longtime community booster Moti Bali as ‘Outstanding Canadians on the Peninsula.’

Certificates of appreciation were presented to both recipients by acting-mayor Megan Knight at a special council meeting Monday evening.

Annable served on White Rock council from 2003 to 2005, and ran in the 2014 election as a White Rock Coalition candidate and, prior to that, as a civic candidate in Surrey. A retired businessman and former owner of the South Surrey Eagle Junior A hockey team from 1993 to 2000, he has participated in many local organizations, including the White Rock-South Surrey Community Foundation.

In her remarks, Knight said the city was honouring Annable as “a community builder due to (his) longstanding and significant contributions to the city in support of local business, youth, sports, health and culture.”

Knight cited Bali for his contributions to White Rock in support of “cultural diversity, social acceptance, arts and culture and sports.”

Bali has been involved in many city and ad hoc groups as an organizer, supporter and volunteer – including chairing the annual Festival of Lights Diwali Integration committee for the past five years. He was also a volunteer member of the organizing committee for the first annual White Rock Buskers’ Festival in May.

Two other recipients are to be announced by council at a later date.

Just Posted

Winners to come to Semiahmoo Shopping Centre

Former Zellers to also include a gym and daycare

Saddle bronc rider earns highest score in Cloverdale Rodeo’s history

In 73 years, no one had achieved a 94 in saddle bronc —until last night

Structure fire destroys Surrey tire shop, closes section of Fraser Highway

RCMP have closed Fraser Highway down to traffic from 152 Street to 88 Avenue

UPDATE: Missing 17-year-old girl found

Mikayla Logan was last seen in Guildford on Tuesday, May 14

COLUMN: ‘Smart growth’ lacking in Surrey

Surrey council’s approval of infrastructure projects in the Tynehead area shows the… Continue reading

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Victoria Day

How much do you know about the monarch whose day we celebrate each May?

Police watchdog investigating motorcycle crash in Kamloops

A Kamloops Mountie had stopped the driver for speeding, but they raced off from the 0fficer

Facebook takes down anti-vaxxer page that used image of late Canadian girl

Facebook said that the social media company has disabled the anti-vaccination page

Search crews rescue kids, 6 and 7, stranded overnight on Coquitlam mountain

The father and two youngesters fell down a steep and treachorous cliff while hiking on Burke Mountain

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Carbon dioxide at highest levels for over 2.5 million years, expert warns of 100 years of disruption

CO2 levels rising rapidly, now higher than at any point in humanity’s history

Most Read

l -->