The D.A.R.E. BC’s annual appreciation luncheon was held at the Richmond R.C.M.P. Headquarters on Saturday, December 7th. We were able to recognize our generous sponsors, donors, partners and volunteers at this event, as well as celebrate the success and accomplishments of the D.A.R.E. BC program over this past year. D.A.R.E. officer Cst. Bal Kandola opened with an empowering speech to all of the attendees, reiterating the goals and importance of our organization in drug abuse resistance and prevention across the province.
Joe Chu & Metro Van Firearm Training, and Andy Lam, and were all awarded with the D.A.R.E Appreciation Award, which recognizes partners who have gone above and beyond in their support for D.A.R.E. The friends and family of the late Dede Pandu Oseman also accepted the Good Citizen Award on her behalf.
F. Au Yeung, Clarissa Asia, and George Chen and family all received R.C.M.P. Recognition for their dedication over the past few years to the organization.
D.A.R.E. BC Society would also like to extend a special thank you to both East One Seafood and Lougheed Town Centre Starbucks for providing a delicious lunch and refreshments for this event. We greatly appreciate these generous contributions from local businesses for our events, as they would not be possible without the continued support of sponsors like these. Thank you once again to all our partners, and we look forward to next year’s luncheon.