Karen Reid Sidhu, Executive Director of the Surrey Crime Prevention Society, joined us on Pulse Mornings to speak on the upcoming Community Safety Awards Banquet to be held on Tuesday, June 4th.
The organization continues to thrive, largely due to the contributions from the 350+ local university and high school volunteers. Within the last four years, these youth volunteers have amassed an incredible 120,000 hours and are giving back in a big way through monitoring traffic safety/distracted driving in school and playground zones, as well as observing and reporting issues that break the Surrey bylaws.
The Surrey Crime Prevention Society also has a program called Civic Pride, in which volunteers educate grade 7 students on auto crime. They are given the opportunity to use technology to audit their teacher’s vehicles, which almost always fail due to objects being left out in plain sight – thus increasing the likelihood of auto crime.
With the Surrey Crime Prevention Society’s positive impact on the community, a gala has been organized to recognize the contributions that volunteers have made throughout their time.
There will be several awards presented that evening, including two new special ones. One of the awards will be in honour of Raphael Alcoreza, a Surrey high school student and athlete who tragically passed away in 2017 of a heart attack while playing basketball. The Alcoreza family will also be presenting the LIFT award, which is specifically for high school students.
The Surrey Crime Prevention Society wants to recognize that all volunteers are winners, however the winners are individuals who have gone above and beyond and have exemplified leadership in their community.
The event will be held on Tuesday, June 4th at the Riverside Signature Banquet Hall in Surrey.
Tickets will be available via Eventbrite.