Fort St. John

Save Our Northern Seniors (SONS)
Margaret Little
Jean Leahy

Save Our Northern Seniors (SONS) is centred in Fort St. John and dedicated to making a difference for seniors living in northern BC. Fort St. John is located on the Peace River in north eastern BC.  SONS shares information and raises issues of concern with all groups in the areas, serving about 300,000 people, many of whom are Aboriginal.

SONS developed a Community Health Guide which lists most of the services in the South and North Peace Area as well as Fort Nelson.


Jean Leahy awarded the Ida Peever Award from Better At Home
Jean Leahy awarded the Ida Peever Award from Better At Home

Jean has been an active member of the community of Fort St. John and is the president of SONS since its inception.
Laura Beamish – Better At Home:
“For the second year, we are presenting the Ida award that is named after Ida Peever. This award goes to a person who is an organizer, a go-getter and who has made change for good in her community and takes care of those around her!
Jean Leahy has been active in the community for years. She has represented those who needed representing and has always been a voice for those who needed someone to speak for them. Currently she does both these things as the president of SONS.
There is a saying “I am fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world,” and I think that definitely applies to this year’s IDA AWARD honouree Jean Leahy”