Susanne Raschdorf was feted Friday night at a banquet in her honour.
A packed gym at St. Joseph School of friends, family and members of the community came together to celebrate Raschdorf after she was named Nelson’s Citizen of the Year for 2015.
Raschdorf has been involved in almost every major Nelson organization, including city council, at one time or another over the past 40 years.
See below for pictures of the event. Click here for more background on Raschdorf’s considerable history of service in Nelson.
Raschdorf delivering her speech Friday. She told the crowd how much fun she had over the decades of hard work she put into her various roles.
Raschdorf’s daughter Caroline saying some words of appreciation on behalf of the family.
Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall presented Raschdorf with an award of appreciation on behalf of the province.
Councillor Bob Adams thanked Raschdorf on behalf of the city.
Barry Nelson, the 2014 Citizen of the Year, passed the torch to Raschdorf at the event.
The event was co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the Nelson Star. Volunteers from both organizations worked to make the evening possible.