As TWC’s event coordinator, Sonaiya is responsible for the execution of various events including community and corporate events, fundraisers, parades, sports tournaments and staff parties. She also assists with communications, working alongside the marketing team to create social media posts and content for various platforms. Sonaiya loves the flexibility of her job- each day brings something new. She says that has never worked with such positive and inspirational staff! Her previous work experience was in customer service and sales, as well as office and event management -which she has done since she was 14, assisting in the planning and execution of parties, weddings and corporate functions. Sonaiya's education includes marketing and event management courses at both BCIT and VCC. Her experience has carried over and prepared her for her role at TWC, where she is able to use her creativity and attention to detail to construct a plan, stick to a budget and achieve her targets. Sonaiya's two eight-year-old Shihtzus are the light of her life. She loves spending sunny days in the Okanagan visiting family, swimming, camping and kayaking. She is very passionate about music and will often be found with her headphones on.