At 97 years young, White Rock's Muriel Dove isn't letting up.
Despite closing in on her centennial, the senior citizen is still an active volunteer in the community and was recently recognize as such by White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin.
"I went over with a dozen roses and a little certificate and thanked her for her years of being a volunteer and role model for the community," said Baldwin.
Born and raised in Lillooet, Dove moved from the small town to Vancouver during the Second World War where she met her future husband, Bill. Together, the couple ended up having three children.
Later in life, Dove began her career in volunteer work, starting with the Brownies, Cubs and Guides, the Terry Fox Foundation, the Rick Hansen Foundation and the Vancouver Olympic Club.
Through her years of volunteer work, always looking to better the communities around her, Dove has worked with people on the streets of Vancouver and spent time as a volunteer classroom aide for kindergartners.
When her husband passed away from lung disease, Dove then got involved with the BC Lung Association.
After moving to White Rock, Dove's volunteerism didn't stay behind in Vancouver.
Since taking up residence in the seaside community more than 10 years ago, Dove has donated her time to the Peace Arch Hospital, working at their information desk.
Having suffered from two small strokes, Dove also became involved with the White Rock Stroke Recovery Club and, to this day, continues to volunteer her time to the organization. Every Monday and Tuesday, Dove can be found checking in members, counting money for dues and coffee and organizing luncheons and special events for the club.
"She's just a great example for all of us on what you can do if you have a community spirit," said Baldwin. "Her own words were, 'If I just concentrate on helping others, I feel much better about myself,' and that's exactly what she does." firstname.lastname@example.org