Finalists announced for highest community awards
Rotary Club's Celebration of Excellence coming up April 9
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