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Out and About

2019 marks twenty years for Soroptimist in the TriCities. We're pleased to share a few fun highlights.

Were Selfies Ever Not a Thing?

A few of our lovely Soroptimists having a laugh at the Give Her Wings Gala, where we honor Live Your Dream, Bea Kelly, and Ruby award winners. 

All Learners Welcome

One of the Soroptimist lunch “n” learn afternoons with the wonderful girls at CABE (Coquitlam Alternate Basic Education) in School District 43. 

A Lip Sync Battle for the Ages

TriCities Mayors of the day (Mike Clay, Greg Moore, Richard Stewart) partnered with the “3 Divas” (MLA Selina Robinson, Councillor Diana Dilworth,  Polly Krier) in an epic battle.

Just Another Day Coding

Several Soroptimists run Club Diginista in partnership with the Coquitlam Public Library, where girls get to have fun and exercise their creativity while learning coding. 

Volunteers Rock!

Every year, we sponsor the Bea Kelly Award, where we grant scholarships to grade 12 girls who improve their community through volunteer work. 

A Huge Thanks to Art Knapp in PoCo

We are so lucky to partner with Art Knapp, who generously donate clothes, jewellery, and shoes to be shared with the women and girls who attend our programs.

A Family Affair

Long-standing Soroptimist member Linda Kozina (center) with her awesome daughters, Marcia, and Angie whose company – 8 West Clinic – sponsors our programs.

A Night on the Town

We sure clean up well! Penny, Jan & Darcel have finished setting up the venue just before our awards event starts and the 200+ guests arrive. 

Dream it Be it

A fantastic two days at our Dream it Be it Career Exploration conference with teen girls, where we explore setting goals, overcoming obstacles, planning for the future, and more!