Muriel is a shining example of extraordinary volunteerism. For over seventy years, she has helped non-profit and community organizations in every way possible. She has served as chair of the Nanaimo Canada Day Committee for 24 years, chair of the BC Day Picnic for 15 years, and is a lifetime member of the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce. Muriel has been a tireless fundraiser for cancer and heart campaigns and is a sixty-two year member of the Eastern Star, enthusiastically supporting all of its endeavours. Whether baking pies or organizing the Coal Miners’ Reunion, Muriel is an essential ingredient in the life of Nanaimo.