A. Rocha Canada Wins Surrey Board of Trade 2019 Surrey Agriculture Leadership Award

Surrey, B.C. – On Thursday, November 21, 2019, the Surrey Board of Trade recognized the outstanding achievements of a Surrey business that has made a positive impact to Surrey’s agriculture industry at the 4th Surrey Agriculture Industry Reception, with Supporting Sponsors Canada’s Association of Petroleum Producers and Fraser Grain Terminal, Award Sponsor Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and Media Sponsors 107.7 Pulse FM and Surrey NOW-Leader. Congratulations to A. Rocha Canada as the winner of the 2019 Surrey Agriculture Leadership Award.

“Surrey is an Opportunity City because of our diverse industry base and that includes Surrey’s agriculture industry where farming and food production innovation makes us a leader,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.

The winner was chosen on the basis of their achievements and innovation in agriculture in the following competencies: innovative efforts to increase agricultural production, consumption of local products, long term protection of Surrey’s agricultural land base, viability of agricultural land, innovations in business management or technology, protection of agricultural assets and enhancement of policies that support and protect agriculture.

About the 2019 Surrey Agriculture Leadership Award Winner:

A. Rocha Canada is a registered charity where they transform people and places into healthy communities through three core programs: sustainable community agriculture, conservation science (research and restoration of watersheds), and environmental education for all ages. A. Rocha continuously supports Surrey farmers and communities through their sustainable agriculture projects such as Farm to Families, Community Shared Agriculture and Community Garden Network. Over the course of their 16 years in Surrey, A. Rocha’s centre has proven its capacity to continually update their services to better serve Surrey’s environmental needs, while also being a warm place of welcome and experiential education. The farm is integral to this work and will continue to be a leader in Surrey and to Metro Vancouver.

For further information, please contact Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade, at 604.581.7130 or