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Bea Kelly Volunteer Award – Apply Now!

September 11, 2016 by  


  • Are you a young woman in grade 12 who volunteers in your community or school?
  • Do you see challenges instead of obstacles? Hope instead of despair?
  • Do you plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institute after graduation?


If you are a young woman who believes in the power of volunteer action, then you may be eligible to win a Bea Kelly Volunteer Award. This award recognizes young women who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts such as: fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment; and working to end discrimination and poverty. Volunteer actions that benefit women or girls are of particular interest.

Soroptimist is an organization of women whose members volunteer in their communities, often working on the same problems that you do. Although we realize that volunteering is its own reward, we also know it feels good to be recognized for your actions. And that’s why we sponsor this award.

Winners are eligible to receive bursaries to help offset some of the costs of their post-secondary education.

Please submit your Bea Kelly Volunteer Award application by December 5, 2016 to the address listed on the application.

If you’ve got any questions, contact our awards chair and she’ll be happy to help you.

Give Her Wings Awards – Apply Now!

September 10, 2016 by  

Soroptimist International of the Tri Cities is welcoming applications for the Give Her Wings Award.wings

This award is designed for women who:

  • Have financial need
  • Are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program
  • Reside in the Tri-Cities area (Coquitlam, Port Moody, Belcarra, Anmore or Port Coquitlam)
  • Have not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Give Her Wings Award or Women’s Opportunity Award; are not a Soroptimist member, or immediate family of either.

Complete the Give Her Wings Application, and and submit the references, included as part of the application form or separately here by December 5th, 2016 to:

Colleen Penrowley
2276 Prairie Avenue
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 1V9
Phone: 604-351-5866