Osoyoos Soroptimists dedicate tree to late Shirley Rowbotham by Pioneer Walkway

By on July 23, 2014
Doreen Janko of the Osoyoos Soroptimists speaks to those at Pioneer Walkway on Friday to dedicate a tree to Shirley Rowbotham. Rowbotham was the driving force behind the walkway's construction two decades ago. (Richard McGuire photo)

Doreen Janko of the Osoyoos Soroptimists speaks to those at Pioneer Walkway on Friday to dedicate a tree to Shirley Rowbotham. Rowbotham was the driving force behind the walkway’s construction two decades ago. (Richard McGuire photo)

Local residents turned out at Pioneer Walkway on Friday to dedicate a tree to the late Shirley Rowbotham.

Rowbotham was the driving force behind the walkway’s construction two decades ago and was also active in a number of other community causes and events including the Cherry Fiesta.

The tree is a flowering plum, the same kind as Rowbotham and her husband John dedicated to their grandchildren when the walkway first opened.

See the recent feature story about Shirley Rowbotham.

Carol Boan (right) speaks at the dedication of a tree to Shirley Rowbotham after Doreen Janko of the Osoyoos Soroptimists (left) introduced her. Boan was enlisted by Rowbotham to work on gardening along the Pioneer Walkway when it was established in the early 1990s and Boan has worked on the project ever since. (Richard McGuire photo)

Carol Boan (right) speaks at the dedication of a tree to Shirley Rowbotham after Doreen Janko of the Osoyoos Soroptimists (left) introduced her. Boan was enlisted by Rowbotham to work on gardening along the Pioneer Walkway when it was established in the early 1990s and Boan has worked on the project ever since. (Richard McGuire photo)

 

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