Historic Stewart Farm volunteer Virginia Saunders has been awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.

Volunteer makes history

South Surrey's Virginia Saunders awarded for her work at Historic Stewart Farm.

  • Dec. 9, 2016 9:00 a.m.

Long time Historic Stewart Farm volunteer Virginia Saunders was awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers by the Governor General of Canada on Dec. 8 in Edmonton.

Having volunteered at the South Surrey historic site since 1988, Saunders is one of the city’s longest serving volunteers.

The award recognizes the commitment and achievements of volunteers across Canada.

Saunders helps in countless ways at Historic Stewart Farm, delivering education programs, contributing to special events, giving guided tours and making the visitor experience authentic and memorable.

“A day that Virginia comes to the farm is a day we all know will be filled with laughter, stories and love,” said Sarah Dineen, the site’s heritage programmer.

“We truly appreciate all the hard work Virginia has put into the farm over the years and we are so very proud of her.”

Saunders has lived in Surrey her entire life, part of it on Crescent Road just a few moments from the historic site she has devoted her spare time to for more 20 years.

The Historic Stewart Farm is located at 13723 Crescent Road in South Surrey.

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