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Social Work Week celebrated at Bridget Moran statue downtown

Mayor Simon Yu attended the Social Workers celebration at the corner of Third and Quebec where the Bridget Moran statue sits.
Mayor Simon Yu and social worker Chuck Fraser sit with the Bridget Moran statue before the Social Work Week celebration at the corner of Third Avenue and Quebec Street took place at noon on Tuesday.

Mayor Simon Yu was so moved during his proclamation Tuesday making March 19 to 25 Social Work Week in the City of Prince George that he invited social workers to attend the Monday, March 27 council meeting so they could be further recognized.

Yu was part of a noon-hour celebration at the corner of Third and Quebec where the Bridget Moran statue sits.

Social worker Chuck Fraser, who knew Moran, shared his poem about her that spoke to the impact her significant contributions to social work made in the community.

As highlighted in the City’s proclamation, research shows that all people, no matter their circumstance at some time in their lives, may need the expertise of a skilled social worker.

The Northern Branch of the BC Association of Social Workers strives to educate the public on the various types of work done by social workers, including counselling, health and wellness, advocacy, policy making, teaching and researching and the range of work locations including hospitals, schools, mental health and addictions locations, seniors’ care centres, workplace assistance services, crisis centres, child protection, to name a few.

During the presentation, Beth Quesnel, organizer of the event, showcased Heather Lamb of Prince George as the winner of the 2023 Canadian Association of Social Workers Award (BC) for her exemplary service to others and her community.

Lamb works for Spinal Cord Injury BC and has dedicated personal and professional time to fight for a more accessible society for people with disabilities.

Social Work Week offers everyone the opportunity to say thank you to social workers, and for social workers to say thank you to one of their amazing mentors, Bridget Moran, along with all the residents of Prince George who strive to make the community a better place for everyone.

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