Sue Douglas, middle, is congratulated by Claudia Boyce and Erika Blakeman upon receiving a Canadian Federation of University Women Sage Award. (Photo contributed)

Nanaimo woman honoured for more than 55 years of community service

Sue Douglas receives Canadian Federation of University Women’s Sage Award

The longest-serving member of Nanaimo’s Canadian Federation of University Women chapter has gained some sage wisdom over the course of more than 55 years of community service.

Sue Douglas was recently presented with the CFUW’s Sage Award.

“This honour is granted by the national Canadian Federation of University Women as part of its 100th anniversary celebrations, honouring the dedication of members who have championed CFUW’s mission of justice and equity for women and girls for decades,” noted a CFUW Nanaimo press release.

Douglas joined the Nanaimo chapter in 1963. She said at the time, there were few organizations for women that weren’t tied to men’s organizations, and she was excited about the idea that CFUW was for women and about women.

Some of her favourite projects over the years have been Action Nanaimo, which aimed to increase phys ed in schools, and the Seashore Unit, which involved teaching Grade 3 children about seashore life. Douglas said she recalled membership’s efforts to help women get elected to city council – including Gertrude (Happy) Hall and Margaret Strongitharm – and said CFUW also supported Malaspina University-College’s transition to university status.

“Sue has enjoyed her membership immensely, meeting new and different people, while seeing the many similarities in human nature,” the release noted. “Her motto has been to do things with enthusiasm and the best that you can.”

CFUW Nanaimo expressed that it has been privileged to have Douglas as a member for 56 years.

a



editor@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Beefs & Bouquets, Sept. 19

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com

Nanaimo Art Gallery exhibit explores German faux First Nations subculture

Artist Krista Belle Stewart shows photos, videos and items from east German ‘Indianers’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep voicing opposition to pipeline expansion

If we risk our land we are all going to regret it, says letter writer

Multiple arrests made at Tour de Rock jail-and-bail fundraiser in Nanaimo

Suspects make bail in support of Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock on Wednesday at Woodgrove Centre

VIDEO: Trudeau asks Canada to look to current, not past, actions on race

Liberal leader says he never spoke about the racist photo because he was embarrassed

Human case of West Nile virus reported on Vancouver Island

B.C. Centre for Disease Control confirmed case reported in August

Forestry watchdog warned B.C. government about Bamfield Road in 2008

Ombusman’s specific concerns re-surface in wake of bus crash that killed two students

Photos surface of Conservative candidate at B.C. event with people in blackface

The controversial “Black Peter” character has been a feature at Sinterklaas celebrations

B.C. Liberal leader says private sector development will help housing affordability

Andrew Wilkenson spoke in Kelowna during a real estate conference

Legislature gifts, clothing, travel need better control, B.C. auditor says

Audit follows suspensions of managers by Speaker Darryl Plecas

‘Really disturbing:’ Trudeau’s racist photos worry B.C. First Nation chief

Wet’suwet’en Chief concerned the photos will sow fear in Indigenous communities

Murder charges laid after body pulled from Fraser River ID’ed as missing man

Accused also face one count each of attempted murder in connection with Rudy Johnson Bridge incident

B.C. salmon farm inspection deal reached with Indigenous people

Monitoring to determine if any Broughton region farms stay open

Most Read