Volunteer Awards and Recognition

There was some stiff competition this year for Volunteer of the Year but only one volunteer stood out. Leila Howatson is the Volunteer of the Year 2017. Leila is the volunteer of the year for the second consecutive year.

Leila began volunteering with us in January 2013 and has been an amazing volunteer ever since. She’s always cheerful and willing to help out on short notice. Not only is she dedicated, she is also a big part of the Speed Watch program and also attends and participates in many of our community outreach programs, which is one of our most important mandates here at the South Vancouver Community Policing Centre. Congratulations Leila!

We also recognized our top 10 volunteers for their outstanding dedication to the South Vancouver Community Policing Centre.


  • Gus Lal
  • Renaldo Lam
  • Akash Rathod
  • Jasan Taheem
  • Jacky Shek
  • Gail McKay
  • Gordon Hector
  • Mary McPherson
  • Nathan Palmer
  • Sean Lucas