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Bev Chesterman

Bev Chesterman Good Citizen Award 2012Bev is the best known as a "behind-the-scenes” volunteer who has contributed for more than 15 years to helping members of the Chaban Ukrainian Dance Group promote Ukrainian culture in the local community and on performing trips.  She brings her expert seamstress skills and boundless energy to many details of costuming and props as a member of Chaban's Costume Committee.  She is known to all for driving around town with her sewing machine in her back seat.  Bev has spear-headed various fundraising events for Chaban including Christmas raffles and aluminum-can recycling.  She is also involved in promoting the Ukrainian Easter Tradition of "Pysanky" by helping with preparations and promoting the annual event.  For more than five years, Bev was an active member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of the Church of the Holy Protection, helping to organize activities such as teas, socials and yard sales.  Bev was also a member of the Thunder Bay Weavers Guild and used her organizational and sewing skills to promote the craft and its activities in the community.