Incumbent Preet Rai Runs For 3rd Term

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Release. School Trustee Preet Rai is running for a third term in the upcoming election on November 15. Preet has been on the Board of Education for six years. “It is an honor and privilege to serve as a School trustee and it only happens with public support”.

“My upbringing instilled both a desire and a sense of responsibility around family, community involvement and education. It was a driving factor when I first ran for school trustee and it is the reason I am seeking re-election.”

A chartered accountant from India, Preet immigrated to the United Kingdom, in 1992, where he worked for the Scottish Government. Then, to Canada in 1995 and has been working for the Government of British Columbia since 1997.

“Having a global perspective, I have always taken a keen interest in community, social and cultural activities. My wife is a teacher in Abbotsford. We have three children; all of them have attended or attend Abbotsford public schools. My mother was a teacher and my father retired as a Colonel from the Indian Army.”

“In my six years of being a School Trustee, I have particularly enjoyed visiting schools throughout the district. I have relished reading to kindergarten students and answering well thought out questions by middle & high school students. Being in a cold dunk tank on sports days was chilly at the time but is warm memories now”.

“In my close interactions with students at Abbyfest, Heritage fair and other community events, I have witnessed the pride that they feel in volunteering and displaying their talent, which in turn gives me energy and keeps me focused on looking into best opportunities to prepare students to reach their full potential and be successful. I believe In Abbotsford School District’s strategic direction focusing on student success with individual learning, choice and parent involvement”.

Rai’s community involvement is not limited to his role as a school trustee. He has served on the Community of Character Council, Abbotsford Youth Commission, Abby Fest Board, Cycling for Diversity, MSA Museum Board, the Reach Board, Literacy Matters Board, Sister City Committee, the Canuck Place Campaign Executive Committee, and the South Asian Taskforce for the fund raising of the new Canuck Place Hospice built in Abbotsford in 2014. He immensely enjoys organizing over 100 volunteers yearly for Abbyfest.

Rai concludes, “The education of our children is very important. On November 15 be sure to make your voice heard and vote.”

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