It is important to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of volunteers. On Friday, December 5 – International Volunteer Day , Alberta Culture and Tourism kicked it up a notch with the annual Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards.
The awards ceremony took place at the Chateau Lacombe with guests being entertained by the Daniel Gervais Trio pre-show. The recipients were ushered in accompanied by the Edmonton Police Service Pipes and Drums along with the Honourable Maureen Kubinec, Minister of Culture and Tourism.
These annual awards recognize extraordinary Albertans whose volunteer efforts have contributed to the well-being of their community and fellow community members. Each year, six volunteers are chosen among the hundreds of nominees in three categories: two youths, two adults and two seniors. This year, special recognition was also given to a seventh recipient.
The 2014 recipients are:
Mr. Akshay Verma (Edmonton) – Youth Category
Mr. Mitchell Mulhall (Fort McMurray) – Youth Category
Mr. Jim Hole (Edmonton) – Adult Category
Ms. Ingrid Pederson (Edmonton) – Adult Category
Mrs. Donna Du Bois (Three Hills) – Senior Category
Mrs. Gail Wolfe (Cold Lake) – Senior Category
Ms. Tracy Stewart (Edmonton) – Special Recognition
For full details of their accomplishments, read their bios.
We also highlighted the importance and value of volunteers over social media. If you missed the conversation, here are some highlights!