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Every family has been touched by cancer, including mine: Councillor Linda Annis

Surrey, B.C. - Media are invited to join Surrey First Councillor Linda Annis on Monday, August 28 at the inaugural Surrey Sunflower Festival produced and sponsored by Genaris Properties in support of the BC Cancer Foundation.

Annis, who lost her husband, mother, sister, and grandparents to cancer, said the Sunflower Festival is a reminder that cancer has impacted every family, and that by “pulling together” we can make lives better.

“Surrey-based Genaris Properties has pledged $1.25 million to the BC Cancer Foundation as part of a multi-year commitment to expanding cancer care and services in our community, and the Sunflower Festival is a family-friendly activity that gives all of us a chance to come out and support the cause,” said Annis.

“We’re proud to partner with the BC Cancer Foundation to produce the Sunflower Festival here in Surrey as a way to remind families that we all have a part to play in helping beat cancer,” explained Akash Villing, Principal, Genaris Properties and Division Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - BC Cancer Fraser Valley.


Councillor Linda Annis

Harman Dhillon, Principal, Genaris Properties

Kristina Lebed, BC Cancer Foundation

What: Sunflower Festival tour and update from BC Cancer Foundation

When: 10:00 AM -10:30 AM, Monday, August 28

Where:  4334 186 Street, Surrey

About the Sunflower Festival

Spread across four acres, the festival is open Thursday-Sunday until September 3, and includes a Sunflower maze, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, photo stops and u-pick Sunflowers. Details at: genaris.  https://genaris.ca/genaris-sunflower-festival-2023