Cathie named Good Citizen
Vernon’s Good Citizen of the Yr says she prefers the background.
A humble Cathie Stewart has volunteered for a number of organizations since shifting to the town within the Seventies.
It began with the Vernon Disaster Line when she noticed a poster on the bulletin board at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, the place she used to work.
Since then, Stewart has volunteered at Powerhouse Theatre, the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues competition, the Okanagan Army Tattoo, Vernon Display Arts Society, has catered for a lot of charitable occasions, and most just lately has served as president of the Vernon Jazz Membership.
“I am extra snug within the background,” Stewart mentioned Wednesday as she obtained her award from JCI Vernon and sponsors Kidston & Firm.
She says she’s not artistic herself, however the many inventive teams she helps “want folks acknowledge (their) amazingness … that is what I do.”
She says all of it comes right down to “being open to being open,” saying sure, and the expertise, she provides, “broadens your view of the world.”
JCI’s Abby Lagerquist says the group obtained greater than 20 nominations for the honour this 12 months.
“The judging panel talked for weeks … it actually boiled right down to somebody who does a lot for the group.”
Native legislation agency Kidston & Co. gave Stewart $500 in direction of the charity or reason for her alternative.
Stewart was nominated by her pal Givonna DeBruin for her many good deeds.
“The award acknowledges somebody doing excellent work in the neighborhood,” mentioned Lagerquist.
Stewart mentioned she was “speechless” when she discovered of the popularity.