Sharon Perry, Sharon Perry Inc., Chartered Professional Accountants

Finalist: Community Spirit

Sharon is a community champion. Not only in her business and the level of professionalism and knowledge but in her selflessness and generosity. She goes out of her way to help others and to fundraise for worthy causes in our community. She hosts very successful events and always donates that money to local charities and programs and she would give the shirt off of her back if you needed it. She sponsors numerous events and never hesitates to give door prizes and baskets to anyone who is fundraising for their own cause. She has a heart of gold and it should be recognized. I know it would mean the world to her.

She has raised THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of dollars for Eagle Ridge hospital foundation which has purchased many pieces of equipment. She has also collected donations for ERHF in the name of her Dad after his passing and I’m certain that will be a very large contribution.

She sponsors the Coquitlam Express and has held a number of community events at the games, all raising THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of dollars for programs like the Starfish Packs, Access Youth and Kidsport to name a few. She has another one coming up in January and these events bring the community together to help a bigger cause.

Sharon sponsors many events such as the Coquitlam Firefighters Gala, The Chambers Galas, Business showcase and other events, Eagle Ridge Hospital Gala, Golf Tournaments…the list goes on. She believes we should give where we live and she walks the talk. Sharon is one of the most (if not the most) generous person that I know and she has given so much to me and to our community without expecting anything in return.