Monday, March 16, 2015


Soroptimists Make 'Inspired' Choice

Hospice Director Fraser named 2015 Woman of the Year

Released by Anita Rogers, Soroptimists International of Chilliwack/Handout photos


oroptimist International of Chilliwack is proud to announce the 2015 Woman of the year.


On March 16, members of the Soroptimist Club of Chilliwack surprised the 2015 Woman of the Year and informed her that she was this year’s winner.


Lucy Fraser is a worthy recipient of the Woman of the Year Award.  Lucy is a Program Director at the Chilliwack Hospice Society offering one on one support, program development, volunteer training, public education and program facilitation. Lucy’s passion for helping individuals find their own voices, while educating and advocating for disenfranchised and marginalized people within our society, runs deeply within her. Lucy continues to make a very positive and notable contribution to the community of Chilliwack


In her nomination, Lucy received letters of support from many people whose lives she has touched over the years.  Some comments include: 


“Lucy has a huge heart and is generous. She will share her time, food, information and “good deals” with whoever needs it. Lucy empowers people and helps them to move forward to face challenges in their lives with sensitivity and grace.” 


Hospice director Lucy Fraser holds a bouquet of flowers presented to her after being told she was named Soroptimists International of Chilliwack Woman of the Year.


“Lucy is a very hardworking, dedicated and caring individual who has an amazing sense of humour. She is also a loving mother of three adult children whom she raised as a single parent. While working full time and raising her children, Lucy completed three degrees.  Lucy is truly a leader and life-long learner who enjoys sharing her time and vast repertoire of knowledge and creativity with others.”


“We were very impressed with the inspired work of Lucy Fraser and congratulate her for being selected as the 2015 Woman of the Year” said Cari Moore, President of Soroptimist International of Chilliwack. “Our judges have selected a very worthy winner.”


Special thanks are offered to our panel of judges:

• Jillian Armit, 2014 Woman of the Year

• Renee Higginson, Flowers by Renee

• Liz Tarras, Van City Credit Union

• Anita Rogers, Soroptimist International of Chilliwack

The awards Ceremony featuring the 2015 Woman of the Year, Lucy Fraser, will be held on April 22, 2015.  The location will be City of Chilliwack Council Chambers, 8550 Young Road. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m., with a welcome reception and the Presentation Ceremony will commence at 7:00 p.m. There is no charge for admission.


“Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend this Ceremony," said Anita Rogers, Chair of the Award Ceremony Committee.


Soroptimist International of Chilliwack will also be honouring the Live your Dream Award winners and Violet Richardson Award winner.


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