Julie Halfnights personifies community spirit in the city of Richmond. She has made a difference by her countless volunteer hours over the past twenty years. She has worked with Richmond Parent Advisory Councils, The Richmond Emergency Social Services, the Richmond Aquatic Services Advisory Board, the 2002 Richmond Tall Ships Festival and helped to found the Generation Leadership program to expose 19-25 year olds to leadership ideals in Richmond. Her participation and leadership in the Thompson Community Association saw an expansion in 1995 to the $4.2 million Centre, the creation of the Nibbles and Bites festival drawing a crowd of 15,000, various youth initiatives and community recreation policies.
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