Team 2017/18

NIK FILUSZ* was born on a boathouse on the Fraser River in Richmond and moved to New Westminster in 2005. He now lives in Sapperton with his Mother and is an only child. He is 17 years old and is currently completing grade12 at New Westminster Secondary School.

He played soccer for the Royal City for 8 years and ran track for 5 years. He loves the outdoors and is passionate about skiing, rock climbing , and mountaineering. His favourite classes at school are English and dance. Nik also participated in the New Westminster Youth Firefighter program and is pursuing a career in the Fire Service.

Nik is proud to be sponsored by DERRICK THORN HILL/ PARK GEORGIA REALTY 

CHLOE HILL* is a 15-year-old student at NWSS, who has lived in New Westminster for over 6 years. Her hobby is mostly dancing, but she likes to sing – especially when she is alone. She loves having new ideas to work on that are elaborating. At school, Chloe is in a dance class which she enjoys, but she also likes English and Science.

Chloe is proud to be sponsored by ROYAL CITY CENTRE



After moving to New Westminster in 2012, ISABEL GARCIA’S* genuine love for the City instantaneously grew. She currently resides with her parents and two younger sisters and is in the 12th grade at Carver Christian High School.

With continuous involvement in the Executive Student Council, volleyball team and other clubs, she often finds herself in a position of leadership and is driven to that commitment. Isabel also enjoys spending time teaching students the piano, travelling, and working in a blog she’s created for herself. She aspires to study law in the future and is unceasingly seeking new experiences.

ISABEL is proudly sponsored by KEY WEST FORD

ANASTASIA SABININ* is in grade 10 at NWSS and has lived in new Westminster her entire life with her parents, one older brother and two younger sisters plus two dogs and five cats. She was the May Queen for FW Howay school and volunteers at the New Westminster Police Soccer camp in the summer.

Anastasia is in the French Pre-IB program and is a part of the salsa club at her school. She is grateful for the opportunities the ambassador program has given her.

Anastasia is very proud to be sponsored by PATTI & WES GOSS / REMAX

SAMANTHA CANDELARIA* is a Grade 10 student in the Pre IB French Immersion program at NWSS. Outside of school she enjoys salsa dancing for the school performance group, playing piano for the Royal Conservatory of Music and the school Jazz Band. She also works part time in a local restaurant to save for her college education.

She enjoys being a part of the New Westminster Youth Ambassador Program as it provides a sense of leadership and community in her life.

SAMANTHA is proud to be sponsored by OXYGEN YOGA & FITNESS

MK THAOSIRI* is 18 years old, in grade 12 attending New Westminster Secondary School. He is an international student from Thailand and has lived in the City for 2 years.
He has 2 brothers in his home stay family – one the same age and one younger. After graduation MK wants to study Psychology at Simon Fraser University

He is enjoying being part of the Youth Ambassador Program because he gets to know more about his community and also getting to know more people.

MK is very proud to be sponsored by DALE DARYCHUK, Q.C.

* Photos courtesy of Gabor Gastzonyi Photography