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The prize is a weekend for two anywhere in B.C. All CUPE phone bank volunteers were entered in the draw.

A member of CUPE 951 since 1992, Sheilagh is vice-president of the local and currently works in campus security. She has been politically active for many years. In addition to volunteering her time on the CUPE phone bank at the Victoria area office during the provincial election, she also worked tirelessly for NDP candidate Jessica Van Der Veen in Oak Bay-Gordon Head.

Victoria zone coordinator Angela Thurston describes Sheilagh as “quietly determined in striving for fairness both at work and in her community”.

Strong Communities coordinator Heather Inglis says she admires Sheilagh’s generous nature and commitment to her family.

Sheilagh was “stunned” by her grand prize win and, true to her gracious nature, is working on determining who in her family to share her good fortune with.