Hello, my name is Trudy. After retirement and looking after my grandson, I found this hidden gem in Chilliwack called the Thrifty Boutique. I loved shopping there; everyone treated me so kindly. I noticed the volunteers working together and laughing together. So, I decided to become a volunteer in June of 2022 and I’m loving it. Every shift is an amazing experience.

I am an immigrant from South Africa. I’ve been in Canada for 22 years now, and two years here in Chilliwack. In my spare time, I love to knit, crochet, and do resin art. I have 4 grown children who are all married now, and I’m a very happy grandma.