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. Betty passed away in 1995, but UFV keeps her memory alive by honouring a person or group exemplifying her commitment to life-long learning and community.
Some recent past winners of the annual Betty Urquhart award include:
- Mike Csoka, Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society, for his work on providing school lunches to children in need
- Elizabeth Melnick, Elizabeth’s Wildlife Centre, Abbotsford,
- 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
The award is presented at the UFV retirees’ dinner in November, and is part of UFV’s continuing commitment to changing lives and building community.
The deadline for this year’s nominations is Mon, Oct 8.
If you’d like to nominate someone for the Betty Urquhart community service award, please review the criteria and download a nomination form at ufv.ca/betty, or contact Linda Dahl at 1-888-554-4561 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .