Yvonne Moen

Longtime community supporter to receive Freeman of City honour

Yvonne Moen will be named a Freeman of the City at the opening ceremonies of Riverboat Days in Terrace B.C.

Longtime resident, historian and community champion Yvonne Moen will be named a Freeman of the City at the opening ceremonies of Riverboat Days.

She joins Bill McRae, Jack Talstra, Vesta Douglas and Emil Haugland, the city’s other freemen.

Mayor Carol Leclerc and council will bestow the honour on her.

Moen has lived here since 1959 and volunteered with organizations such as the Greater Terrace Beautification Society, Terrace REgional Museum Society and was a founding member of hte figure skating club.

She is a member on the 100th Anniversary Celebration Committee, which has celebrated a number of events in the past few years.

Her newspaper columns on the history of the city and to note significant birthdays of residents have been ongoing since 1989, although less so in recent years.

In 1999, she had the honour of being Riverboat Days Queen and in 2002, received a Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal for her exemplary community service.

She received a Community Booster award at the Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards in 2014 and was a torchbearer in the 2015 Canada Winter Games Torch Relay.

The opening ceremonies for Riverboat Days where Moen will receive her honour is at 7 p.m. July 31.