Rotary Cumberland honours tireless volunteer

Cumberland resident Linda Halliday-Sumner was honoured by the Rotary Cumberland for her service.

Cumberland resident Linda Halliday-Sumner was honoured by the Rotary Cumberland on Saturday evening for her service to others.

An acknowledged expert in sexual abuse, sexual assault and sexual harassment, she was a victim of sexual abuse at the age of six years.

Halliday-Sumner published her first book, The Silent Scream, in 1981. The book is still being used today worldwide for training, personal development and in sex offender treatment.

She has worked tirelessly for the rights of victims and survivors of sexual abuse in Canada and has assisted groups in South Africa, Japan, Iceland and India to develop their own resources. In the past 30 years she has focused on victims in First Nations communities in Canada with special emphasis on isolated, remote communities.

She has appeared as an expert witness in court on 32 occasions and has published 24 books and pamphlets to provide resources for people dealing with the issues.

Because she has placed service above self during her career, the Rotary Club has named her a Paul Harris Fellow and presented her with a framed certificate and pin of identification at the club’s eighth annual Extravaganza Italiana on Oct. 13.

— Rotary Club of Cumberland Centennial

Just Posted

Sea King helicopters make formal retirement flight Monday

Monday flight pattern includes Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum

Strong winds to hit B.C.’s south coast

Western regions may see winds of up to 80 km/hr

Courtenay family looking for help after baby born two months premature

A GoFundMe page has been set up as a difficult pregnancy and a long stay in Victoria have left the family struggling to get by

Land & Sea Brewing Company opens its doors in Comox

Managing director says the brewery will be a compliment to the Valley’s craft beer scene

Some types of cauliflower, lettuce recalled over E. coli fears

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced recall because of possible contamination.

Ryan Reynolds to narrate movie about B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

Vancouver-born actor known for Deadpool movies will voice film to be released Feb. 15, 2019

Airline passengers could get up to $2,400 for delays, damaged bags: Canadian agency

Canadian Transportation Agency is releasing draft regulations for public feedback

Top of mind: ‘Justice’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

Merriam-Webster has chosen “justice” as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle and President Trump’s Twitter feed.

‘Spider-Verse’ swings to the top; ‘Mortal Engines’ tanks

“Spider-Verse” has been very well-received among critics, and audiences in exit surveys gave it a rare A+ CinemaScore.

Canadians spent almost $64,000 on goods and services in 2017

Households in B.C. each spent $71,001 with housing costs contributing to higher average

Speaker at rally says Alberta oil ‘puts tofu on the table in Toronto!’

RCMP estimated more than 1,500 people attended the rally in Grande Prairie

White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand

Without a resolution, parts of the federal government will shut down at midnight on Friday, Dec. 21

Canucks score 3 power-play goals in 4-2 win over Oilers

Vancouver sniper Boeser has 6 goals in last 5 games

Most Read