Sue Popesku receives FSJ HF’s Janet Taylor award

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Sue Popesku has received a posthumous award from the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation f…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Sue Popesku has received a posthumous award from the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation for her work in the community and with the organization.

Popesku’s husband, Sorin, received the award Monday on behalf of the founding member and executive director of the Foundation after she passed away last year.

The Janet Taylor award celebrates an individual, group, or corporation who has demonstrated a commitment to volunteerism or philanthropy by giving time, talent, or financial support to the Foundation and its purposes.

Popesku also had her hands in everything arts and culture in the region, including working and volunteering with museums and arts councils. She was a crucial piece in setting up the Fort St. John North Peace Museum in its current location.

The Peace Liard Regional Arts Council and the Fort St. John museum launched an archive named after Popesku. The website aims to honour and preserve the many years Popesku dedicated to building and enriching communities.

Earlier this year, Popesku received a Special Posthumous Award for Distinguished Service from the Heritage BC Awards for her impact on culture and heritage in the Peace region.

The Janet Taylor Award is generally given out at the gala coinciding with Be an Angel month throughout November. Due to public health orders, an online auction will take place until November 19th instead of the gala.

There will be a couple of different events taking place to celebrate Be an Angel month.

The annual angel mail-outs should be were mailed out last month and gives donors the option to return the enclosed paper angel ornament in memory or honour of someone special. The decorations will then be displayed on the ‘Celebration of Life Christmas Tree,’ located at Totem Mall from November 15th to December 31st.

Another event included in the campaign is the annual Light A Moose Radiothon that will take place at Murray GM from November 17th to 19th. The fundraising goal is $100,000, with NorthRiver Midstream and Mustang Rentals each matching $20,000.

The FSJ HF fundraising goal this year is $250,000, with funds going towards the comprehensive monitoring systems for the ER and inpatient unit.

For more information, contact the Foundation at 250-261-7563.

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