Delta Police hosting first annual “Girls Who Lead” conference in North Delta

Delta Police spokesperson Cris Leykauf

THE Delta Police Department’s first annual “Girls Who Lead” conference will be held on Friday, October 19 at Seaquam Secondary. The day-long conference is geared towards women in leadership, but is open to any high school-aged students in Delta.

Guest speakers will include a female pilot, doctor, cancer researcher, philanthropist, firefighter (who was a hockey goalie for Team Canada) and a police officer. The speakers will present on both professional and personal experiences in the morning, and the students will have an opportunity for some hands-on activities in the afternoon, including testing out the police officer physical aptitude test, trying on some Delta Fire Department gear, and checking out the equipment used by paramedics. Delta Police will also have police women who work in K9, Emergency Response and Training on site for the afternoon.

“The goal of the day is to leave young women inspired to set big goals for themselves,” said Public Affairs Coordinator Cris Leykauf on Tuesday.

The Delta Police Department is working in partnership with the Delta School District and the Delta Police Foundation who are sponsoring the event and making it possible to offer the experience for free.

The Girls Who Lead conference is free for Delta High School students who will receive a free lunch and eight volunteer hour credits.

Registration is available online at: