The Kerrisdale Community Centre Society (KCCS) recently received an Award from the Vancouver School Board’s Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) program in appreciation of its collaboration and support in hosting Youth Volunteer Fairs and Chinese New Year celebrations in past years. The program targets youth in Vancouver schools who are new arrivals to Canada.
The Award was presented during the “UNICEF Newcomer Youth Ambassador Recognition & Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser” organized by SWIS at Lord Byng Secondary School on May 22, 2015. If featured colourful performances or multicultural songs, dances and musical instruments, culminating in the announcement that a total of $20,000 was raised for the Nepal Earthquake Rescue Fund.
Board member and Chair of Program Committee, Barb Mikulec, attended the event and received the Award on behalf of KCCS. At a recent Board meeting, Barb (left of photo) formally handed the Award to the President of KCCS, Kathleen Bigsby.