Hyacks in the Community

As committed as the NWSS Hyack football program is on the field, it is equally committed to giving back to the community here in New Westminster. Since resurrecting the football program in 2003, all high school players have been required to volunteer at least 3 days annually. Activities include:

Hyacks in the Community
  • International Reading Day
  • Hyack Festival
  • Uptown Street Fair
  • FraserFest
  • Quayside Festival
  • Miss New Westminster Ambassador Pageant
  • Family Days
  • Seniors Expo
  • Spirit of 2010 – Winterfest
  • Various environmental clean up projects
  • Sponsor underprivileged families at Christmas
  • Various corporate events (Aragon, Kins Market) and many more…

In the process the NWSS Hyack Football program was named the Hyack Festival Association Community Service Group of the Year in 2006 and has also received multiple City of New Westminster Youth Group Awards. In January, Hyack offensive lineman Azaad Lidder was named the 2008 Youth Volunteer of the Year.


The citizens of New Westminster have always supported the football program whole heartedly and we believe teaching social responsibility by giving back to the community is part of the foundation.