Thank you to all who attended our Awards Celebration on Friday, May 13, 2016. Visit our Soroptimist Facebook page for pictures…
Our first annual Respecting Our Daughters Gala 2015 raised over $6000 to support the awards we present to women and girls in our community. Our second annual Gala will be held on June 10, 2016 with the goal of raising more funds to support our educational programs for the deserving women and girls in our community.
Live Your Dream Award Partner
Author, Behind Seven Locked Doors
Founder, Just Beginnings Flowers Society
Live Your Dream Award – Cortlin Gilmer & Anina Chen
This is the signature program of Soroptimist. This cash award assists women who serve as primary wage earners for their families with financial resources to offset costs associated to attaining higher education or additional skills/training in order to support their family.
Ruby Award – Susan Keeping
This award honors women of Surrey/Delta who work to improve the lives of women and girls through their professional and/or volunteer work. This year’s recipient is honored for her pioneering in bringing attention to the desperate financial needs of women and children struggling in survival poverty in Surrey/Delta.
Violet Richardson Award (to be presented at our Girl’s Conference 2016)
This award is presented to a high school girl who continually volunteers and gives back to her community. The recipient receives one half of a cash award with the other half going to the charity of her choice. We are currently accepting applications for this award.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia