Narima Dela Cruz

Narima Dela Cruz
British Columbia (BC)
Chair, Philippines & International Relations Committee
Vice-Chair, Membership & Development Committee
Deputy Vice-Chair, Events & Outreach Committee

Narima Dela Cruz is the Founder & President of Surrey Philippine Independence Day Society (SPIDS). She has been a registered Volunteer and/or Community partner for Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Blood Services, Canadian Cancer Society of B.C., B.C. Transplant Society, OPTIONS Community Services, SUCCESS Surrey, City of Surrey Parks & Recreation, and Surrey Food Bank. She is also a former Executive Committee member for 8 years, and is a former President, of the volunteer-driven Parent Advisory Council (PAC) at her kid’s school.

Narima has received numerous recognitions in her years as a community leader, professional, volunteer, and advocate. The most notable of which are the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Award in 2012, the Golden Balangay Awards 2019 Pinoy of the Year in Canada, the 2019 Filipino Champion of The Year Award, REALTORS CARE Award by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and the Canada 150 Community Awards, among many others.

Narima is a Court Interpreter/Language Translator, and Licensed Realtor by profession. She is from Quezon Province in the Philippines and has lived in Makati City after marriage to Eng’r. Joel Dela Cruz, an Applied Science Technologist in BC. They have 2 children, Daryl, and Glisha, both accomplished youth and achievers in their own field of endeavors in B.C.