Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Community News

Kostrzewa Honoured

Queen's Jubilee Award to be presented posthumously Feb 7

Released by Jack Brown for MLA Gwen O'Mahony


t is with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of Dorothy Kostrzewa. Dorothy was a remarkable person who blazed a path for women in politics.


I've spoken with her family to express my condolences and believe the entire community of Chilliwack will feel this loss.


"Dorothy was the first Chinese-Canadian to hold elected office in Canada. Late last year, she was selected by a committee of local community members to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her long service to Chilliwack and her groundbreaking contribution to women in politics.

"The medal will be awarded posthumously at a ceremony for the other recipients on February 7th. Dorothy's family will be present to accept the award."


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