Team 2015/6

Valeria-BarreraValeria Barrera
sponsored by Patti and Wes Goss/Remax

Born in Mexico City, Mexico, Valeria moved to New Wesminster almost 3 years ago. She attended NWSS and currently at Urban Academy where she will be the only graduating student this year.

She hopes to become a Grade 2 teacher. Some of her hobbies include singing and dancing.

She joined the Ambassador Program to try to get out of her comfort zone while learning more about the city and contributing to the community and helping others.



Tim Basheer
sponsored by Royal City Centre

Tim was born in Iraq and lived in Syriia for 5 1/2 years before coming to Canada at age 13. He lives in New Westminster with his parents and one younger and one older sister.

He likes New Westminster for its authenticity, history, and the kindness of people. Some of his hobbies include soccer, reading, camping, and video games.

Tim graduated this year and plans do something that involves traveling and learning as many languages as possible.


Annabel-DeLair-DobrovolnyAnnabel DeLair-Dobrovolny
sponsored by Key West Ford

Annabel is a Grade 11 student in the French Immersion Program at NWSS and hopes to attend UBC after graduation. She was born in New Westminster and resides with her parents, one brother, and three dogs in a heritage home just a few blocks from her father’s family home in Queen’s Park.

When she’s not busy studying, she likes to play soccer and spend time with friends and family. She especially wanted to be a NW Youth Ambassador for the many opportunities to meet and help support people in her community.


Jordan-EarleJordan Earle
sponsored by Oxygen Fitness and Yoga

Jordan was born in Vancouver and resides in New Westminster where he is in Grade 11 at NWSS and a member of the Hyack Football Team.

When he graduates he would like to go into Criminology and be part of the CBSA as he thinks it would be a cool and fun job to do. Jordan has one brother and likes to play football and ball hockey in the fall and spring so he has time off to enjoy his summers.

He is happy to be a member of this year’s Ambassador Team within his community.

Hemat-OyraHemat Oyra
sponsored by NW Firefighters Charitable Society

Hemat was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. He and his family immigrated to Canada in 2013 and settled in New Westminster because he had an uncle that resides here.

In an effort to improve his English skills, he participated with school volunteer programs where he was able to socialize with people and during Grade 11 and 12 achieved Honour Roll award.

He graduated this year and attends Douglas College in the Criminology Program. His goal is to become a successful lawyer. His hobbies include reading, video games and going out with friends. Hemat’s fun-fact about himself is that he has 59 first cousins!

Sydney-StrombergSydney Stromberg
sponsored by Derrick Thornhill/Park Georgia Realty

Sydney was born in New Westminster and has lived here all her life in the Massey/Victory Heights area with her parents and younger brother.

She is a 15 year old student attending Cariboo Hill Secondary in Grade 10. She loves running and recently trained and ran in the Vancouver Half Marathon. She also enjoys camping, quading, photography and spending time with friends.

She plans to attend university to study Dentistry upon graduation.