FDT students and instructors support Canada Sunshine Foundation

FDT students and instructors support Canada Sunshine Foundation

On October 19 several of our instructors and staff were invited to the inaugural Canada Sunshine Foundation Establishment and Awards Ceremony in Richmond. Anna, Arsalan, Bianca, Cathy, and Tonya all enjoyed this excellent event and Arsalan even had the opportunity to deliver a moving and inspirational speech about the importance of youth and giving back to the community.

Several of our own students are members of the Canada Sunshine Foundation. They were presented awards by our instructors at the ceremony and they were celebrated for raising over $3,000 for the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice which provides palliative care to children and families in BC.

We are so grateful to have been part of an event that celebrates such important accomplishments and look forward to an even bigger and better event next year.

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Star debater Rosa crosses the pond to study at Cambridge

Star debater Rosa crosses the pond to study at Cambridge

Most all of our graduating students have already began their first semesters at university. But did you know that universities in the UK start later? Just last week one of FDT’s brightest instructors and former students finally found herself at the university of her dreams.

Read our interview with Rosa Rahimi about why she choose to attend Cambridge University after a sterling record of debate success.

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Cathy Cena joins the FDT Team!

Cathy Cena joins the FDT Team!

We have some exciting news for you! Cathy Cena has joined FDT and will be working full time as the Business Development Manager. 

Cathy comes to us with a wealth of sales and business development experience from selling houses at the young age of 19, to selling rice. Always full of energy as a young lady who could never sit still, she started volunteering at the tender age of 12; that was the beginning of her giving back and now at the age of 47 she still continues to volunteer and contribute to a community she calls her home.  As a long time Port Moody resident, Cathy is an active community member and has established a great reputation among her peers and colleagues. She has served on numerous boards including Port Moody Arts Center, TCCTV, Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation Gala Committee, and Port Moody's Transportation Committee to mention a few. She is currently a talk show host for Tri-Cities Community TV's "Catching up with Cathy" show. As busy as she is, Cathy loves it when a great connection is made between companies or organizations and people; some call her the "people connector." S

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