On Saturday, June 11 at 3:30 pm, Fort St. John City Council will posthumously bestow Susan ‘Sue’ Popesku with the Freedom of the City Award, recognizing her many contributions to our community. To honour Susan, this open to the public event will be held at the North Peace Cultural Centre in conjunction with the Fort St. John Arts Council.
Sue moved to Fort St. John in the early 1970s, along with her husband, Sorin, to teach at North Peace Secondary School. Following her retirement from teaching, she took on the challenge of growing the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation as their Executive Director. Sue worked tirelessly to make the community a better place as a key player in several local institutions, including the North Peace Cultural Centre, the North Peace Historical Society, Peace River North Festival Association, Stage North, ArtsPost and the Fort St. John Arts Council.
The Freedom of the City is the highest honour given by the City of Fort St. John and is used in exceptional cases to recognize the significant contributions the recipient has made to our community. Council, by unanimous vote, can award the Freedom of the City to a distinguished person or unit of the armed forces.
Visit www.fortstjohn.ca/EN/main/local-gov/freedom-of-the-city.html for additional information and to view past recipients of this prestigious award.
Information provided by the City of Fort St. John