Fi­nal­ists an­nounced for highest com­mu­nity awards

Ro­tary Club's Cel­e­bra­tion of Ex­cel­lence com­ing up April 9

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The panel of anony­mous judges have reached their de­ci­sions and an ex­cel­lent cast of top cit­i­zens has been named in the Ro­tary Club’s 2016 Cel­e­bra­tion of Ex­cel­lence.

JoAnne Cun­ning­ham and Lynn Hem­ming are the fi­nal­ists for Cit­i­zen of the Year. Florence John­son and Deb

bie Schin­nour are the fi­nal­ists for Most Cour­te­ous Em­ployee.

JoAnn Cun­ning­ham's list of con­tri­bu­tions in­cludes: a mem­ber of the Cit­i­zens Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee, Chair of the Knox United Church board, area cap­tain and can­vasser for the Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion, mem­ber of the Pi­o­neer Singers, a reg­u­lar vol­un­teer at the mu­sic festival and has judged 4-H pub­lic speak­ing con­tests.

Lynn Hem­ming is a high school teacher. She has or­ga­nized No Re­grets Day, she is the or­ga­nizer and leader of the FOR Club which is an anti-bul­ly­ing pro­gram, she’s known to in­ter­act with and help stu­dents strug­gling and leaves each one feel­ing val­ued. Her nom­i­na­tion in­for­ma­tion points out she is in­volved in many more ac­tiv­i­ties but none more im­por­tant than her ex­em­plary work with youth.

Florence John­son is em­ployed at Re/Max and Cen­tre Street In­surance. She is known for her ex­cel­lent cus­tomer ser­vice and pleas­ant smile. She goes out of her way to give cus­tomers full sat­is­fac­tion.

Deb­bie Schin­nour is known as be­ing ex­tremely cour­te­ous and pro­fes­sional. She is some­one who goes out of her way to wel­come ev­ery­one to the World’s Largest Di­nosaur.

The win­ners will be an­nounced at a gala evening pre­sented by Canalta and the Ro­tary Club of Drumheller on Satur­day, April 9 at the Creat­a­ceous Ban­quet Room. A so­cial hour be­gins at 5:30 pm. Tick­ets are just $40 and are on sale at SJ Fash­ions and Cen­tre Street In­surance in Drumheller.

“We are very happy that so many in the com­mu­nity sent in nom­i­na­tions. Truly, any­one nom­i­nated is a win­ner. The re­sponse this year was one of the best yet,” says Del­phine Viczko, Chair of the or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee. She adds, “We hope the pub­lic will show their ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the con­tri­bu­tions to our com­mu­nity of those nom­i­nated by join­ing us on the evening of April 9.”

In ad­di­tion to a prime rib meal there will be en­ter­tain­ment. MP Kevin Soren­son will also be in at­ten­dance.

Suc­cess in athletics is an im­por­tant part of our com­mu­nity. The 2016 Drumheller fe­male and male ath­letes have been se­lected.

Me­gan Boland is the re­cip­i­ent of the Fe­male Ath­lete of the Year Award. She is 15 years of age and is ac­tive in bas­ket­ball, soc­cer, bad­minton, cross coun­try run­ning volleyball, track and field.

The 2016 Male Ath­lete Award goes to Duane Bolin. At 51, Duane is ac­tive in slow pitch, hockey, pickle ball, runs marathons, weight trains, swims triathlons, fin­ished the iron man twice, bikes long dis­tance and par­tic­i­pates in fire fit com­pe­ti­tions.

Boland and Bolin will be pre­sented with their at­trac­tive awards dur­ing the Cel­e­bra­tion of Ex­cel­lence, pre­sented by Canalta and the Drumheller Ro­tary Club. The gala evening takes place on Satur­day, April 9 at the cre­ta­ceous Ban­quet Room, com­menc­ing at 5:30 pm. Tick­ets are avail­able at SJ Fash­ions and Cen­tre Street In­surance in Drumheller.

Boland and Bolin named Drumheller Ath­letes of the Year

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