TELUS Community Ambassadors

Nov 27, 2018
What would you do if you got an email from a group you had never met to say that they had a $1,000 donation for you?  
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Volunteer Spotlight: Debbie Noble & Sandy Smith

Nov 26, 2018
Sandy and Debbie are our Friday “open” super duo. Debbie says “We like to wear our SALI t-shirts and look like the A Team!”. The two met on the tennis court at their complex. Sandy fell in love with the sport several years ago. Along with all her other sports activities Netflix and chocolate rank high on her enjoyment scale! Deb is kept busy with family, her dogs and a business she owns with her husband. After her beloved dog passed away Sandy was left with a hole in her heart. She wanted to volunteer with animals and she knew an animal shelter wouldn’t work as she would want to bring all the dogs home. She asked Deb whether she would like to volunteer with her. When she agreed they did a search and found SALI.
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Semiahmoo Community Safety Society

Nov 12, 2018
I first shared in April at our Prosecco to Port Wine event that I was very sad we didn't receive our grant for our teen girls program. Immediately a couple of our long time supporters came up to me to say that they would find a way to make it happen! Well, Darren Alexander and Semiahmoo Community Safety Society were true to their word and have donated $7,000 to our teen girls program!
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Creature Feature: Starbucks

Sep 29, 2018
Affectionately referred to as Grandma, Starbucks is the largest rabbit in the SALIs farm fluffle. Her brown fur has the illusion of salt and pepper speckle and her fuzzy underlay tuft is as soft as it looks. Though Starbucks is an Agouti breed, when her ears are forward and down she almost puts on the air of the popular French Lop. We know her size is the unnatural result of being bred for meat but boy do those extra rolls make her look extra cuddly, if that’s even possible for a rabbit. Lucky to have been saved from her intended grave purpose, she owns her beauty as a sign of strength and survival.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Tatiana Tomljanovic

Sep 27, 2018
I found SALI around the time I stopped walking around in a sleepless zombie daze due entirely to being a new mom. My passion is working with at-risk children so I Googled "at-risk kids" and "South Surrey" and up popped this incredible website called SALI. I emailed Keryn and asked if there was any communications or media relations support I could provide SALI with from home. She was so receptive and kind, I knew right away that SALI was something special.
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