DELTA, B.C. – Mayoral candidate George Harvie is adding to his Achieving for Delta slate, announcing Erica Beard, Daniel Boisvert, Jessie Dosanjh, and Sujay Nazareth as candidates for school board. The candidates, who live and raise young families in Delta, will be announced Wednesday morning after filing for their candidacy at City Hall.

 “I’m proud to run alongside these four community leaders who are united and energized in their commitment to achieving real results for Delta’s next generation,” said Harvie. “Active in their many community roles as parents, athletes, small business owners, and volunteers, they know firsthand what priorities and issues are important to families and bring fresh, bold solutions the table.”

At his campaign launch in May, Harvie presented his collaborative vision for a renewed school board, promising to deliver on much-needed track and training facility upgrades while converting more gravel fields to turf. He has also pledged to fund these projects quickly and affordably to keep Delta debt-free.

“Our children and grandchildren deserve to learn and play in state-of-the-art facilities – and by voting for Erica, Daniel, Jessie, and Sujay, that’s exactly what we’ll deliver. As parents with children of all ages, they are absolutely committed to working together to strengthen their education for a lifetime of success,” added Harvie.

The school board trustee hopefuls join a slate of five Achieving for Delta council candidates who bring a diverse range of backgrounds and experience to the team: Dan Copeland, Param Grewal, Alicia Guichon, Dylan Kruger, and Cal Traversy.

The election takes place on October 20, 2018. Advanced voting opportunities fall on October 6, 10, and 11.

 

Backgrounder:

Erica Beard:

A lifelong Delta resident, Erica was raised in North Delta and now lives with her young family in Tsawwassen. A registered nurse by trade, with experience in a wide variety of healthcare fields including clinical practice and education, she is a passionate advocate for healthy and active communities where families can thrive.

 

Daniel Boisvert:

With a successful Notary Public practice in Tsawwassen, Daniel lives, works, and raises his family in his hometown of South Delta. Always working to give back to the community, he is the current President of the BC Notaries Association and a director for the Society of Notaries Public B.C., and is active in a number of local sports as both an athlete and a proud dad.

 

Jessie Dosanjh:

A producer of many high-performance local athletes since 2000, Jessie Dosanjh is a founding member of the Universal Athletics Club, serving as the Youth National Championship Team Coach for B.C. in 2010 and 2013 for sprinting and hurdling. Recognized by the Surrey Now-Leader in 2014 for his excellence in community leadership, Jessie is a champion for equipping the next generation of Delta with the skills they need to succeed in sport and life.

 

Sujay Nazareth:

A 23-year resident of North Delta, Sujay Nazareth is a father, active volunteer, and successful local business owner. Passionate about helping others in his community, he is running for school board on a commitment to bring open lines of access and communication between teachers, parents, and elected officials.