Michael Wilson (centre) with Surrey council.

Michael Wilson named Surrey’s Citizen of the Year

City recognizes the work of the founder and head of the Phoenix Society Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education Centre.

Michael Wilson has been named the City of Surrey’s Citizen of the Year.

Wilson, perhaps best known as the brainchild behind Phoenix Society Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education Centre, was given the award at a ceremony on Wednesday night.

The City of Surrey Citizen of the Year Award was established to honour commitment and dedication in making Surrey a better place to live.

“Michael Wilson has dedicated himself tirelessly for our city. Michael has been active in several professional groups, community committees and task forces on health, housing, crime reduction and education,” said Mayor Linda Hepner. “His selfless dedication and the countless hours of volunteer work he has done for Surrey on so many different fronts have done much to enhance the health and wellness of our citizens and community.”

In addition to the leadership role Michael has with the Phoenix Society, his other notable contributions include:

• Board member of the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association for eight years.

• The founder of the “The Red Shirts,” a community volunteer program.

The Citizen of the Year award recipient is chosen by council and is presented to a City of Surrey resident who has provided outstanding services for the betterment of the community.

 

 

Just Posted

VIDEO: Surrey gallery welcomes big, colourful Indian art on tour

Large-scale paintings and drawings at Bear Creek Park facility starting Saturday, Jan. 20

Unstable soil means more studies, drawings needed for Cloverdale Arena

The added geotechnical work and designs won’t put a delay on proceedings, City says

‘Still room to grow’ for Semiahmoo team

Totems ace Surrey Fire Fighters Senior Girls Goodwill Basketball Tournament title with 76-62 win over Tweedsmuir Panthers Saturday in Cloverdale

Union files human rights complaint over Chilliwack school trustee’s LGBTQ comments

Board and trustee Barry Neufled facing $50,000 tribunal charge over alleged ‘unsafe work environment’

Simulated whale rescue on White Rock beach

Training endeavour aimed to ready crews for future strandings

More than 2,000 people left without power in Surrey after truck hits power pole

BC Hydro works to restore power after crash at Fraser Highway and 184th Street

Pipeline routing through Chilliwack subject of NEB hearing Monday

City of Chilliwack, WaterWealth Project and local Sto:lo intervenors in the hearing

Senior randomly stabbed in B.C. mall food court

Woman arrested after victim, 71, suffers serious injuries

Stealth work OT, come through with first win

Joel McCready nets winner, Eric Penney makes 52 saves as Vancouver knocks off Buffalo

VIDEO: Southern schemes on stage in Langley

The farce of “The Foreigner”

B.C. Liberal hopefuls begin final leadership push

Five MLAs, one outsider pitch policies to party members

Vancouver Island marijuana producer bought by Aphria in $230M deal

Aphria’s annual production forecast increases to 230,000 kgs

UPDATED: ‘Young, innocent’ teen hit during Vancouver shootout dies

15-year-old Coquitlam boy was in a car driving by the scene

Fraser Valley truck driver killed in Alberta semi truck crash

Young driver was adjusting load on side of highway to Fort McMurray

Most Read