Sher Vancouver received an award from New West Pride as “Organization of the Year” in part for creating the January Marie Lapuz Youth Leadership Award and in doing so creating a legacy for our beloved social coordinator.
The framed award certificate from New West Pride will be presented to January’s mother, Betty Lapuz, by Sher Vancouver Moderator, Ash Brar. This will all be captured on camera and be part of January’s documentary film that is being directed by two fabulous Journalism students from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Lenee Son and Elina Gress – both of whom just happen to be women of colour themselves.
New West Pride also made a donation of $250.00 to go towards the January Marie Lapuz Youth Leadership Award and have become the founding donor of the award. Thank you to everyone at New West Pride!