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National recognition for Penticton based youth leadership program

Top 40 Committee members , left to right, Monica Horning, Carlo Carbajal, Daniel Lo (Chair), Jackie Del Rizzo.
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October 02, 2015 - 9:00 PM

PENTICTON - A Penticton leadership program has been recognized nationally as the best in Canada.

Junior Chamber International Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 program, held in 2013 and 2014 in partnership with the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce was given the nod as best local community empowerment program in Canada from JCI Canada at the organization’s national convention in Calgary in September.

The project was judged for its planning and execution, financial management, community and long term impact and overall participation.

Project Chair Daniel Lo expressed delight at receiving the award, thanking membership and community partners for promoting and supporting the Top 40 campaign.

JCI Penticton will be holding a formal evening at the Ramada Inn on Nov. 14 to celebrate 75 years of junior chamber in the city.

There will be a live auction, a three course meal and dancing to local band “Uncorked.”

Tickets are on sale for $75 or $550 for a table, and can be purchased at the the JCI Penticton website.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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