Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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.
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