Mani Deol-Fallon is a lifelong community organizer, a wife of 25 years, a mother of 2 young women, and a proud resident of Surrey since 1981. Mani works in the private aviation industry as a marketing, and business development professional. Mani is driven by passion and purpose, always working towards a better society for all. Mani has worked with First Nations communities across BC, working on capacity development. This work was a continuation of Mani’s desire to bring communities together by understanding that our shared values as Canadians unite us far more than our differences in age, race, religion, ethnicity, gender, and politics set us apart.
She has worked to better countless communities in Surrey, including South Asians (Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims), Chinese, Vietnamese, Koreans, Filipinos, and Chaldean (Iraqi Christian) Refugees. Mani brings a depth and breadth of experience she hopes can help make Surrey the best it can be. She is a current volunteer director on the Citizen Advisory Committee for Corrections Canada. She is a former director of the: Diversity Advisory Committee with the City of Surrey; the South Asian Family Association; and the BC Motion Picture Theatre Association.
Perbeen is a Senior Federal Crown Counsel with the Government of Canada, specializing in organized crime and drug prosecutions. Perbeen is also an Adjunct Faculty Professor with the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. She holds membership with the Law Society of British Columbia and the Law Society of Alberta having been called to the bar in both provinces.
Perbeen has extensive volunteer and non-profit board experience. She has been involved in training lawyers/legal assistants, representing labour interests of federal lawyers and developing diversity-equity-employment policies in the federal service. Perbeen volunteers with the Canadian Bar Association (CBA – BC branch) in improving Access to Justice and advocating for Indigenous Justice. Perbeen also serves as a Board Trustee with the Surrey Library Board, promoting the value of lifelong learning and equitable access for Surrey’s residents.
Perbeen is passionate about inspiring and engaging our local youth. Her past responsibilities include having served as Trustee Nominations Committee Representative, Career Recruiter, Awards Presenter, and Anti-Gang Youth Workshop Facilitator.
Louise recently retired as a Director from Coast Mountain Bus Company/TransLink, where she was employed for 28 years and held a variety of roles throughout the organization.
As the Director of Transit Security and Transit Communications, Louise spearheaded many new initiatives, including the Transit Security Bike Patrol.
Louise serves as a Trustee on the Surrey Library Board, is a representative on the BC Library Trustees Association Board and is an executive board member with the Inside Edge Club. Louise has successfully completed numerous courses in Conflict Resolution, Negotiation and Mediation through the Justice Institute of BC.
Louise lives in Surrey and loves giving back to her community and in her spare time she is fortunate to be able to spend precious time with her four grandchildren, two 4 year olds and two 2 year olds.
Dean Barbour, currently the Executive Director of the Fleetwood Business Improvement Association, began his life in small business when he took over his uncle's food marketing company in Yorba Linda CA in the mid 1990s. From creating the international Sunkist Smile campaign to launching dozens of new and unique food items into US markets, Dean travelled across the US and Canada assisting clients with business planning, fundraising, market research, branding and creating custom sales and marketing tools.
In 2000, Dean returned to Canada to manage Indigenous Business Network, a project he created to bring online small business resources to First Nations' entrepreneurs across Canada. This process got him involved in managing a top self employment program in Vancouver and subsequently led to him working on the creation and curriculum of what is now Small Business BC's seminars and workshop programming.
Over the past 20 years, Dean has helped over 1000 aspiring entrepreneurs start or grow their businesses, won the 2009 Chamber of the Year as the Executive Director of the Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce, been twice nominated as a Mentor of the Year for Futurpreneur, was an original member of Start Up Canada and has been a board member and volunteer for many non-profits and societies.
Dave Hayer is a proud resident of Surrey since 1972. He and his wife Isabelle Martinez Hayer raised their four children in this beautiful city. Dave’s experiences include diverse volunteer work as well as in the private sector, working with all levels of government and with diverse multicultural communities.
Dave believes in building strong communities and has volunteered for many non-profit organizations for over 33 years, serving as President of Rotary Club of Surrey in 2019-2020 & 1999-2000, President of the Surrey Crime Prevention Society 1995-1996, Chairman of Surrey Board of Trade 1996-1997, Director of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Board 1999-2001, and director of many other non-profit organizations.
A family man first, businessman second. Marc is the owner and operator of Redline Conditioning, the premier police fitness training centre in the lower mainland that specializes in training candidates for the police physical tests, preparing recruits for the Academy, and helping officers be fit for duty. Marc has helped hundreds of people achieve their dreams of law enforcement for the past 10 years and is proud to be part of so many people’s policing journey.
A resident of Surrey since 2011, you’ll often see Marc running and cycling the streets and trails of Surrey, taking walks with his baby daughter, or hitting up the basketball courts with his son.