Feature Story Tuesday, January 15, 2013
In Her Own Light
Heartfelt outpouring for Kostrzewa inked in book of condolences at City Hall
Released by the City of Chilliwack/Voice photos
A book of condolences for 84-year-old Dorothy Kostrzewa will be in the lobby at City Hall for the next few days during business hours for those wishing to sign it.
of Chilliwack Council and staff are deeply saddened by the loss of
Dorothy Kostrzewa, a former Chilliwack Councillor and a tireless
advocate for our community. If you would like to share favourite
memories of Dorothy and offer sympathies to her family, we have a book
available in the lobby at City Hall for signing.
In 1984, Dorothy received the title of 'Sportsman of the Year' for her service to young people in the area of recreation. In 1995, Dorothy received the Paul Harris Award for humanitarianism.
She was recognized as 'Millennium Woman of the Year in 2000' and in 2002, she was honoured by the Union of BC Municipalities for more than 25 years of dedicated service.
In 2008, Dorothy was awarded the Order of Chilliwack from the City of Chilliwack. She was also recognized by the Vancouver Sun newspaper in 2006 as one of 100 Chinese-Canadians making a difference in British Columbia.
Dorothy was a passionate supporter of arts and culture was a driving
force behind many of the cultural programs Chilliwack has today. She
served as Chair of the Centennial Celebrations Committee in 1971, served
on the Chilliwack Community Arts Council, the Chilliwack Museum and
Historical Society, the Piper Richardson Statue Project Committee and
the Cultural Centre Advisory Planning Committee. In 2000, she formed the
first Board of the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra.
See more photos of the book's signatories below.
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