Since moving to Saskatoon 13 years ago, Shirley Zhou, 36, has been actively involved in the Chinese community.

She was the vice president of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association at the University of Saskatchewan and is one of the founding members of the Federation of Saskatoon Chinese Canadian Organizations to organize local cultural activities and build links between communities by sharing the cultural heritage, including Folk Fest. 

Shirley has taken many roles as the treasurer and the entertainment chair and currently as the vice president. Shirley has emceed Saskatoon Chinese New Year Celebration for 12 years and had taught Chinese language and folk dance for eight years.

Shirley is also involved in the Saskatoon community and currently serves as a board member of the AFP Saskatoon Chapter, Saskatoon National Philanthropy Day organizing committee and Briarwood Community Association.

With her leadership, dedication and enthusiasm, Shirley has made a difference to the community and keeps moving on.

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