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We host a variety of events throughout the year for the New Westminster community and visitors.


Hyack ambassador leadership program

The New Westminster Hyack Ambassador Leadership Program is proud to support the young women of our city. 



Experience the real sense of community that only the Royal City has to offer by become a volunteer.

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If you have a desire to contribute to the New Westminster community for the betterment of all, then become a Hyack member!

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Chanel is the daughter of Rio & Lili De Capite.  She is the president of her church youth group in the Burnaby/New Westminster district and has been part of the ballet program at Boswell Dance Academy since the age of three.  Chanel has also received her Speechcraft certificate through Tillicum Toastmasters and her SuperHost certification as well.  She also enjoys hiking, travelling, going on cruises and in her spare time she likes to sew and bake.  After graduation, Chanel plans to attend school to be a real estate investor and property manager.

Never underestimate the power of a simple smile.”

Words to live by

by Chanel De Capite

Chanel’s favorite TV show is Friends and her favorite movie is 80 Days Around the World.  Her favorite song is “Livin’ la Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin and her favorite book is If I Stay by Gayle Forman.  She is inspired by timeless classical musical productions because they transport a person to a simple and happy place on earth.  Chanel’s most treasured keepsake is her first pair of ballet pointe shoes.

Chanel’s favorite thing to do in the Royal City, besides the Hyack Festival, is performing in Massey Theatre with dance, choir and musical theatre.  The proudest moment in her life so far was reaching a high F note in her singing lessons.  If Chanel could trade places with anyone, it would be Jennifer Aniston because of her talented role-playing as an actress in movies and TV series.  Chanel believes she would make a good Hyack Ambassador because she values community spirit and tradition.