One of Historic Stewart Farm’s longest-serving volunteers is set to be honoured this week by the Governor General of Canada.
On Thursday in Edmonton, Virginia Saunders – a lifetime Surrey resident – will receive the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers from Gov. Gen David Johnston, recognizing her decades of work at the historic farm site.
A volunteer at Historic Stewart Farm (13723 Crescent Rd.) since 1988, Saunders has helped with education programs, contributed to special events and given guided tours, a City of Surrey news release notes.
“A day that Virginia comes to the farm is a day we all know we will be filled with laughter, stories and love,” said Sarah Dineen, heritage programmer at Stewart Farm.
“We truly appreciate all the hard work Virginia has put into the farm over the years and we are so very proud of her.”