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Long Service Awards

The VIU Homestay Program began a new tradition in November 2018 with the long-term service awards. We realized we have been long over due for recognizing and celebrating hosting milestones. We recognized nearly 100 families.

The Long Service Awards Reception is an evening dedicated to celebrating host families who have reached hosting milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 years’ service to the Homestay Program This is the first year we are hosting this type of event and we are looking to make it an annual event in order to recognize and celebrate the role host families play as a member of the VIU community.

The next Long Services Awards Reception is currently on hold as VIU has cancelled or paused all physical events until further notice.