Making a difference

Ruby Award recognizes commitment, inspiration and support in improving the lives of girls and women in Surrey.

Mary Piechett

Mary Piechett

A world-wide volunteer service organization that seeks to improve the lives of women and girls has recognized a Surrey woman for her compassion, inspiration and support of other women.

The Surrey/Delta chapter of Soroptimist International has given its 2015 Ruby Award to Kuldip K. Ardawa, community partnerships manager for the Surrey Food Bank.

The award, presented April 19, honours women who are making extraordinary differences in the lives of other women in Surrey, whether it’s through personal or volunteer efforts – or through professional avenues.

Recipients are chosen because they have worked hard to improve the lives of women and girls, have had a significant impact on the lives of women and girls, and inspire and encourage other women.

Soroptimist International is a global women’s organization whose members work to inspire action to transform the lives of women and girls through programs.

The chapter helps support a range of programs in Surrey assisting girls and women of all ages.