International Women's Day
Mar 07, 2023
Sylvia Peary
International Women's Day

Sylvia came to Abbotsford in 1969 as a first year teacher.  Abbotsford became her forever home and she had a rewarding 35 year career as a Business Education and Career Preparation Teacher. 

Sylvia is committed to giving back to her community through many volunteer positions including BC Games, Disability Games, Seniors Games, Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame, and the BC and Yukon Breast Cancer Foundation.  Currently, she works as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Skills Canada BC Provincial Competition held yearly at Tradex, is the Registrar for Zone 3 BC 55+ Games, and, with husband, George, coordinates the Senior Mixed League at the Abbotsford Curling Club.

Sylvia has inspired and mentored hundreds of young women in Abbotsford as a teacher and community leader. She has won numerous awards and citations for her outstanding work, including being named the 2021 Order of Abbotsford winner.