February 23, 2021 - Inclusive, Innovative, Sustainable – An Economic Plan for the South Fraser

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Name: February 23, 2021 - Inclusive, Innovative, Sustainable – An Economic Plan for the South Fraser
Date: February 23, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST
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Event Description:

On February 23, BC Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery, and Innovation, Ravi Kahlon, and BC Minister of State for Trade, George Chow, will discuss the post-pandemic economic plans for BC, specifically for Surrey and the South Fraser economic region.

About the speakers:
Hon. Ravi Kahlon, BC Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery, and Innovation

Ravi Kahlon was first elected as the MLA for Delta North in May 2017. He previously served as the Parliamentary Secretary for Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development, where he championed the use of mass timber and innovation in the forest sector.

As Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism, he helped restore the BC Human Rights Commission and travelled the province to build an anti-racism strategy.

Born and raised in Victoria, Ravi was introduced to
Field Hockey by his father and grandfather. He is a two-time Olympian in the sport for Team Canada and has been inducted into the Delta Sports Hall of Fame.

Before he was elected an MLA, Ravi worked in banking for seven years. He has been active in the North Delta community for many years as a volunteer on the boards of the Delta Parks and Recreation Committee and Men's High-Performance Field Hockey BC.

He is also a certified coach and mentor to many young people in North Delta and spends time coaching field hockey and soccer.
Hon. George Chow, BC Minister of State for Trade
George Chow was first elected MLA for Vancouver-Fraserview in May 2017. Before that, he served two terms in Vancouver City Council from 2005 to 2011. He has been the Minister of State for Trade since July 2017.

Born in China, George completed primary school in Hong Kong and settled in Vancouver in 1965. George grew up in the Downtown Eastside and attended Britannia and Gladstone Secondary Schools. He graduated from UBC in mechanical engineering in 1975 and had a 30-year career with BC Hydro in power generation.

George is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC and a Fellow of Engineers Canada.

He also served on many communities organizations as a volunteer -Urban Spirit Foundation, Vancouver Public Library Board, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver, Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC, Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver, Vancouver Chinatown Merchants Association, S.U.C.C.E.S.S., and various family associations. He was actively involved with the building of the Chinese Cultural Centre in Vancouver?s Chinatown during the 1970s and 1980s.
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Virtual Event. The zoom link will be sent on February 22nd.
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
10:00 a.m. -  11:00 a.m.
Contact Information:
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