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Surrey youth awarded Canadian Women in Municipal Government Scholarship

FCM scholarship winner

May 3, 2016

Every year the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) offers Canadian Women in Municipal Government scholarship awards to young women who demonstrate exceptional leadership and a strong interest in local politics.

Claire McCallum, a Grade 12 student at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School in Cloverdale, is the BC recipient of the scholarship award.

This year the FCM received a record number of applications for the Canadian Women in Municipal Government scholarship. Claire is one of 4 recipients awarded the Canadian Women in Municipal Government scholarship in the amount of $1000.

"It is gratifying to know that there is such a high interest in local politics among our young women across the country," said Mayor Linda Hepner. "I am especially proud that local Surrey teen, Claire McCallum, has been recognized by the FCM for her leadership and work in this area."

Claire, who is an active member of her school’s student council, won the scholarship for her research essay on "How women make a difference in community service, leadership positions and politics."

Claire was recognized for her achievement by Mayor Hepner and Council at last night’s Council Meeting at City Hall.

More information about the scholarship program can be found on the FCM website.

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Oliver Lum
Communications Manager
Office of the Mayor
City of Surrey
604-591-4519