Simmy Sidhu attended preschool and child care at Maven Lane. One of her memories about that time is strolling from the centre at Beairsto School to see the historical murals painted on the sides of buildings, and happening upon the mural painter, Michelle Loughery, at work.

In addition to scores of other meaningful field trips, Simmy is thankful for the lessons she learned about respect and common courtesy, and for having great preschool role models (one of her educators was Hollie Henderson, now our executive director). Simmy is now about to graduate from high school with plans to earn a business degree, become a lawyer and, eventually a judge. During her Grade 12 year, she was crowned Princess Silver Star, and she is proud to be an ambassador for Vernon.

- Simmy Sidhu