Congratulations to our very own Marie Ablett, Kelowna Chapter newsletter editor, who was selected as City of Kelowna Woman of the Year last night at the annual awards ceremony.
The Woman of the Year – Sarah Donalda-Treadgold Memorial Award is given to a woman in recognition of her overall outstanding contributions to the well-being of the city of Kelowna.
Past Award winners include Julie Wambeke, Mohini Singh, Allison McNeill, Jane Fletcher, Lorraine McGrath, Wendy Falkowski, Linda Woods, Beryl Itani, Beryl Baldeo, Frances Klassen, Shirley Jensen/Sunny Hildebrant and Margaret Caley.
Marie was born in Vernon, but has lived most of her life in Kelowna. Marie and her husband Doug have three children and four grandchildren. The two oldest grandchildren from Tokyo live with her and attend KSS, the 3rd generation to attend the school.
In addition to Kelowna Celiac, Marie’s extraordinary volunteer and community involvement includes:
- The KDGS-Kelowna & District Genealogy Society
- UEL-United Empire Loyalists –Thompson/Okanagan Branch
- OVQG- Orchard Valley Quilting Guild
- KHS class of 1954 Museum Writers