VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The latest winner in NEWS 1130’s Unsung Hero contest is Jaff Valiani of Burnaby. He was nominated for the award by Vicky Ressl.
Here’s his story:
Jaff has been volunteering with Scouts Canada for decades. He initially started as a scout leader taking youth aged 12-14 on adventurous camps, including ones where the youth would build their own ice cave for sleep! He later moved up the ranks and started volunteering as a treasurer for Pacific Coast Council, and later for the BC Yukon Division of Scouts Canada.
When not in scouting, Jaff is an active member of the Ismaili Community and volunteers at events around town and within his community. He is responsible for keeping recyclables out of our land-fills at his religious temple and has sacrificed his car for broken glass and metal, in efforts to save our planet.
Having retired from his occupation from accounting within the last decade, Jaff is more busy volunteering, and actively engages youth in the community to participate in events and challenge themselves with outdoor skills, team building, and resiliency training. Jaff is an active promoter of scouting and Baden-Powell’s commitment of leaving the world in a better place than he found it.
Alpine Credits is acknowledging Jaff with $500 to say thanks for his efforts. It’s also donating $1,000 to the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.