By Sarah Klein
A Winnipeg woman will be honoured today for her involvement in the community when she receives the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award.
Sonja Bejzyk has helped other women through her time with the women’s committee of the Ukrainian-Canadian council. Bejzyk has promoted Ukrainian culture across Canada by organizing numerous events that helped to bring cultural communities together.
Bejzyk is a member, vice-president and president of several organizations at the provincial and national levels, including St. Andrew’s College in Winnipeg, and the Ukrainian Self-Reliance League of Canada.
Governor General David Johnston will present the awards to 28 volunteers at Ottawa’s Rideau Hall to highlight National Volunteer Week.