Kelowna Girl 1 in 6 British Columbians acknowledged for work in crime prevention

A Kelowna woman was one of six British Columbians this afternoon recognized by the province for her crime prevention work.

According to the province, Meghan Ramsay was presented with the Restorative Justice Award for her continued efforts in helping crime victims, which include initiatives that focus on gender-based violence.

The award was presented to Ramsay during the 24th Annual Community Safety and Crime Prevention Awards. This year the ceremony was carried out virtually.

For those who didn’t know, Ramsay is a key member of the Boys and Girls Club of the Okanagan. She was the program coordinator for the Youth Restorative Justice Program in Kelowna.

“Those we recognize with these awards are exemplary community builders whose work helps those affected by crime, violence and victimization,” said Mike Farnworth, public security secretary and attorney general.

“This year’s award winners have helped people in their communities live with less fear and more ability to just be themselves and live their lives safely. I congratulate each of the winners and hope that their work inspires others to reflect on how they, too, could help promote public safety in their communities across BC. “

Other winners that year included Wanda Watts from Smithers, Karyn French from Victoria, Satbir Cheema from Surrey, Mssko Wakil from Burnaby and Aaron Pete from Chilliwack.

More information on security and crime prevention can be found here.

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