Narima dela Cruz

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Narima Dela Cruz
Born Quezon, Philippines
Occupation Realtor, Advocate, Community Leader, Politician
Spouse(s) Joel Dela Cruz
Children

Daryl Dela Cruz

Glisha Dela Cruz
Parent(s) Conrado & Perla Arguelles

Narima Dela Cruz is a Canadian Realtor, [1] community activist,[2] politician, and a 2012 Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Award recipients.[3]

Philippines to Canada[edit]

Born in Quezon, Philippines, Dela Cruz [4] came to Winnipeg, Canada in 1998 with her husband and young son [5] where she worked as an administrative assistant. Her education and professional background in the Philippines revolved around tourism, education, office administration and law. Adding another child to the family they then moved to the metro Vancouver area.[6] She has been a Licensed Realtor since 2006.[7]

Volunteer work[edit]

Recently honoured by a Vancouver and Toronto newspaper and website as one of Canada's top 25 immigrants in 2012,[8][9] she is a president [10] and founding director of the Surrey Philippine Independence Day Society and has volunteered with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and with Options Community Service Society.[11] She was presented the Realtors Care Award from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver in 2011 for her volunteer activity.[12]

Surrey-Tynehead nomination run[edit]

Ms. Dela Cruz was "courted by party officials as early as last year [2011]"[13] to run for the NDP nomination [14] in a riding that has been held by retiring Liberal Dave Hayer. Surrey-Tynehead is an urban community within Metro Vancouver. Avtar Bains won the nomination for NDP. Amrik Virk of B.C Liberal was elected.

Surrey Civic Election 2014[edit]

Ms. Dela Cruz run for Councilor [15] for the City of Surrey under the party One Surrey with mayoral candidate Barinder Rasode. She is the first Filipino-Canadian woman to run for public office in the City of Surrey. [16] She earned 18, 075 votes. [17] The entire Surrey First Slate of Mayoral Candidate Linda Hepner were elected.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CanadianImmigrant.ca, "Top 25 Canadian Immigrants 2012 - The Winners - Narima dela Cruz", accessed 28 September 2012.
  2. ^ Marieton Pacheco, "2 Pinoys among Top 25 Immigrants in Canada", ABS-CBN North America News Bureau, Posted at 06/14/2012 4:44 PM | Updated as of 06/14/2012 11:39 PM accessed 28 September 2012
  3. ^ Ted Alcuitas, "Narima dela Cruz seeks NDP nomination for Surrey-Cloverdale" Philippine Asian News Today, THURSDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER 2012 accessed 28 September 2012
  4. ^ Ted Alcuitas, "Narima dela Cruz seeks NDP nomination for Surrey-Cloverdale" Philippine Asian News Today, THURSDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER 2012 accessed 28 September 2012
  5. ^ CanadianImmigrant.ca, "Top 25 Canadian Immigrants 2012 - The Winners - Narima dela Cruz", accessed 28 September 2012.
  6. ^ CanadianImmigrant.ca, "Top 25 Canadian Immigrants 2012 - The Winners - Narima dela Cruz", accessed 28 September 2012.
  7. ^ Ted Alcuitas, "Narima dela Cruz seeks NDP nomination for Surrey-Cloverdale" Philippine Asian News Today, THURSDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER 2012 accessed 28 September 2012
  8. ^ Marieton Pacheco, "2 Pinoys among Top 25 Immigrants in Canada", ABS-CBN North America News Bureau, Posted at 06/14/2012 4:44 PM | Updated as of 06/14/2012 11:39 PM accessed 28 September 2012
  9. ^ CanadianImmigrant.ca, "Top 25 Canadian Immigrants 2012 - The Winners - Narima dela Cruz", accessed 28 September 2012.
  10. ^ Marieton Pacheco, "2 Pinoys among Top 25 Immigrants in Canada", ABS-CBN North America News Bureau, Posted at 06/14/2012 4:44 PM | Updated as of 06/14/2012 11:39 PM accessed 28 September 2012
  11. ^ Ted Alcuitas, "Narima dela Cruz seeks NDP nomination for Surrey-Cloverdale" Philippine Asian News Today, THURSDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER 2012 accessed 28 September 2012
  12. ^ Alex P. Vidal, "Senior community leader appeals: Let’s vote for Narima Dela Cruz", 29 February 2012, accessed 28 September 2012.
  13. ^ Ted Alcuitas, "Narima dela Cruz seeks NDP nomination for Surrey-Cloverdale" Philippine Asian News Today, THURSDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER 2012 accessed 28 September 2012
  14. ^ "Let's Talk with Narima Dela Cruz Top 25 Canadian Immigrants 2012, Simply The Best The Luisa Marshall Show". 
  15. ^ "Narima Dela Cruz to run for Surrey Council". The Surrey Now. June 9, 2014. Retrieved 2017-09-02. 
  16. ^ Media, New Canadian. "Why I'm Running: Narima Dela Cruz in Surrey - New Canadian Media". Retrieved 2017-09-02. 
  17. ^ "Surrey 2014 Election Results | Surrey Elections". www.surrey.ca. Retrieved 2017-09-02. 

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