Do you know an individual or a group who has made the Fraser Valley a better place to live? People who make everyday contributions to their community but who may not be recognized? Consider nominating them for the UFV Betty Urquhart Community Service award.
Betty Urquhart was one of the first employees of the university and believed strongly in volunteering and giving back to the community. While Betty passed away in 1995, UFV keeps her memory alive by honouring a person or group exemplifying her commitment to life-long learning and community.
Some past winners of the annual Betty Urquhart award include:
- The Crystal Gala Foundation of Abbotsford
- Kosum Soni of Mission for her work with vulnerable communities
- Veronica Back of Mission for her outreach activity
- Brittany Clough of Chilliwack for her volunteer efforts with teenage girls on self-esteem issues
- Choice program, Agassiz Centre for Education (ACE)
- Chilliwack branch of Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities (PRDA)
- Patricia Murakami of Hope for her community work
- Elizabeth Watt for her work with the Abbotsford Youth Health Centre
The award is presented as part of the university’s annual convocation ceremony in June. Recognizing community volunteers at convocation provides inspiration for students to contribute and give back to their community. This award is part of UFV’s continuing commitment to changing lives and building community.
The deadline for this year’s nominations is Friday, March 11.
If you’d like to nominate someone for the Betty Urquhart community service award, please review the criteria and download a nomination form here, or contact Lori Ann Waites at 1-888-504-7441 (local 2614) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.