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Saving birds and animals is Elizabeth Melnick’s mission

Some people say volunteering is for the birds — as in it’s not worth doing. But for Elizabeth Melnick, volunteering is literally for the thousands of birds and other wild animals that she and her helpers have saved and attempt to rehabilitated over the years. Melnick has been taking in injured birds and animals at […]

Crystal Gala organizers earn UFV Betty Urquhart Community Service award

Call it kitchen-table philanthropy. Fundraising without the frills. Every year, the women of the Crystal Gala Foundation put on a breathtakingly fancy and painstakingly planned gala fundraiser. Their goal? Raising money to support women undergoing breast cancer treatment in the Fraser Valley. Since inception in 1999 the group has raised $1.8 million in support of […]

Kusum Soni named UFV’s 2014 Betty Urquhart community service award winner

It’s Kusum Soni’s inclusive embrace that earned her this year’s Betty Urquhart community service award from the University of the Fraser Valley. In 1995, UFV renamed its community service award in honour of Betty Urquhart, who passed away that year. One of UFV’s first employees, Urquhart was commitment to building a strong relationship between UFV […]

Clough and Back win 2013 Betty Urquhart community service award

Two young women striving to make their communities better in very different ways are UFV’s latest Betty Urquhart community service award recipients. Among the first employees of Fraser Valley College (now UFV), Betty believed strongly in the values of volunteering and giving back to the community. While she passed away in 1995, UFV keeps her […]

Dual Betty Urquhart awards honour community commitment

Betty Urquhart was one of UFV’s first employees, and her commitment to building a strong relationship between UFV and the Fraser Valley community is one that lasts to this day. In 1995, UFV introduced the Betty Urquhart community service award to honour community members or groups that are committed to the same cause. This year […]