SEAN Bindra won the Surrey Board of Trade’s “Young Innovator Category” award sponsored by Port Metro Vancouver, it was announced on Wednesday.
His citation read: “Recognizing that bullying is prevalent across our nation, and being a victim of bullying himself, Sean Bindra set out on a seven-week journey to single-handedly organize a flash mob of 600 plus students to bring awareness to the issue. The event received significant media coverage from outlets across Canada, with recognition from BC Premier Christy Clark and Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts. This exposure has brought mass awareness to the issue of bullying.”
The inaugural Surrey Innovation Awards Dinner by the Surrey Board of Trade, in partnership with Lexxon Training, brought together business people from Surrey and throughout the Lower Mainland to recognize the successes of local innovative companies and individuals.
Master of Ceremonies Peter Legge of Canada Wide Media Ltd. led the formal part of the program, hearing from City of Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Andrew Wilkinson and President of WestJet Encore, Ferio Pugliese, before the award winners were revealed. Prior to the dinner, a panel of speakers entertained the crowd with an informative session, hearing about five different aspects of innovation.