Paige Nagata Memorial Fund

Paige Nagata Memorial Fund

Posted with permission, and with all our love. Paige Anny Eiko Nagata MAY 7, 1999 – NOVEMBER 18, 2018 > Donate to Paige Nagata Memorial Fund After a long, and difficult fight for her life, it is with a deep grief and sadness, that we announce the passing of Paige Anny Eiko Nagata, who left our family November 18th, 2018, and now forever lives with the Lord. Our wonderful Paige was a shining, and loving daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, niece and friend. She had hopes of finishing her post-secondary education, and then to go forth and create positive change in the world. She believed in family, justice, and in the mission to reach communities globally, sharing the gospel of Jesus. After having spent a short 19 years with us, she will always be remembered for her love and care, her strength and perseverance, a maturity beyond her years, and keen spirit to learn and explore. She will forever be in the hearts of her mother Marlene, her siblings Brooke, Max, Teresa and Stephan, her niece and nephews Ava, Fabian, Ethan, and all those to come, her boyfriend Trevor, and her friends. We warmly would like to invite anyone who would like to celebrate Paige to attend her Celebration of Life, which will take place at 4:30 PM on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018, at Church in the Valley, 23589 Old Yale Road, Langley BC. To honour Paige and who she was, warmly coloured attire is preferred. Source: Dignity Memorial Donate to the Paige Nagata Memorial Fund In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the Paige Nagata Memorial Fund...
Join Livia’s Prayer Warriors

Join Livia’s Prayer Warriors

Please join us in praying for our dear Livia (MEI Schools Class of 2015) and family. Join Livia’s Prayer Warriors 🙏🏼 (Facebook group) to keep updated with specific prayer needs as she continues to heal after a tragic car accident on November 4,...
2004 Alum Invention in Time Magazine Top 50

2004 Alum Invention in Time Magazine Top 50

Congratulations to 2004 MEI Schools alum Adrian (Janzen) Solgaard, whose Solgaard suitcase was selected by Time Magazine as a top 50 invention for 2018. Pictured here with his full page feature. Way to go Adrian! Unpacking and repacking is a hassle, especially if you’re traveling for business. But what if you could bring a closet with you? That’s the idea behind the Carry-on Closet from Solgaard Design ($199). Outside, it looks like a normal roll-aboard. But inside is a flexible set of shelves that keep clothes -organized—and -compressed—-during travel and, once travelers reach their destination, can be taken out to hang. (The system can also be removed entirely.) “When you’re really pressed for time, any way to keep your stuff tidy when you’re on the go is super helpful,” says Adrian Solgaard, founder and CEO of Solgaard Design, who adds that he’s selling the Carry-on Closet as fast as he can order new units. Source: Time...
MEI Class of 96 alum teaches in MEI Law 12

MEI Class of 96 alum teaches in MEI Law 12

Monday’s visit from Detective David Russell-Coutts (nee Coutts, Class of 1996) of the Vancouver Police Department added exciting practical elements to the Law 12 unit on crime, and kicked off an upcoming policing unit for the classes. David shared some stories about his job as a Major Crimes Detective, and as students engaged with this inside look into policing, they also had the opportunity to have their questions answered. “I had a lot of fun and was very impressed with the level of engagement and interest from the students. Brought back a lot of memories for me being back in those hallways more than 20 years later.” — Dave Thank you Dave, for sharing your legal and policing knowledge, and for providing a realistic glimpse into detective life. MEI Alumni Giving Back We love to welcome our alumni back to MEI to share in chapel, in classes, and in other ways. If you have an idea how you’d like to positively influence current MEI students, please email the MEI Alumni Office. We’re so proud of our alums, and all the diverse and far-reaching ways in which you impact our communities for God’s glory....
MEI Alum Named Co-Host of CBC Vancouver News

MEI Alum Named Co-Host of CBC Vancouver News

Source: The Abbotsford News Congratulations to Anita Bathe (MEI Class of 2006), who has been named co-host of CBC Vancouver News (6 p.m.) program with Mike Killeen. Anita Bathe will co-host the 6 p.m. news slot with Mike Killeen, starting Monday, Nov. 19, as well as work as a front-line investigative reporter. CBC made the announcement today (Monday), saying the move was “the launch of a new host team” who will report across a variety of media channels from radio to online. Bathe was raised in Abbotsford on a blueberry and raspberry farm. A CBC press release describes her as “a passionate journalist known for chasing breaking news and giving citizens a voice.” The release says she has taken a lead role in covering stories such as the B.C. wildfires in 2017 and ’18, Const. John Davidson’s shooting death last year, and the 2017 B.C. provincial elections. Her journalism career spans more than 10 years, including in broadcast radio covering local news in areas such as Prince George, Squamish, Victoria, Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Bathe is a multiple winner of awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and the B.C. Association of Broadcasters, as well as a recipient of the Jack Webster Fellowship in 2015. She is a graduate of the B.C. Institute of Technology, and was a reporter for News 1130 before joining CBC in 2016. Bathe says she hugely values the farming industry in the Fraser Valley and its importance in B.C. She has travelled to more than 20 countries and loves to read, cook and spent time with friends and family. Bathe joins Killeen, a veteran...
New Chapel Ministry

New Chapel Ministry

My name is Adam Smith and I was recently hired as the new Worship Leadership teacher at MEI Secondary! For those who may not know, I have been a professional musician for the ma­jority of my post-secondary years and some of my earliest musical experiences occurred during my time on the MEI Chapel Team! It is therefore quite exciting and nostalgic to be back, walking in the locker-lined hallways of the secondary school. While I was working to establish my music career in my early twenties, my Christian faith came under attack. With the influence of my co-workers and the lack of answers to the ques­tions I was asking, I succumbed to the weight of my doubt and became an atheist. I am thank­ful that God did not let me go for long. Through more research and reading, I came back to Christianity “kicking and screaming” as C.S. Lewis described, and rededicated my life to Him. After this ‘Damascus Road’ experience, I wanted to take what I had learned from my years in the music industry and use it for God’s Kingdom. I began leading worship (on guitar) at various churches and events, and after much encouragement from several church leaders, I decided to go back to school at CBC. I was soon offered a job as a Wor­ship Director at Bear Creek Church in Surrey. After a year there, I was offered another Worship Director position at South Langley M.B., which is where I currently work half-time. I count it a privilege to not only lead the worship ministry of a church but also to oversee the worship...