Nom­i­na­tions open for Stars of Al­berta awards

The McLeod River Post - - News -

Al­ber­tans are in­vited to help hon­our the peo­ple mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in their com­mu­ni­ties by nom­i­nat­ing in­di­vid­u­als for the Stars of Al­berta Vol­un­teer Awards.

Al­ber­tans are en­cour­aged to sub­mit nom­i­na­tions to hon­our star vol­un­teers in their com­mu­ni­ties. Nom­i­na­tions are open un­til Sept.21.

“It is thanks to the gen­eros­ity and com­mu­nity spirit of vol­un­teers that vul­ner­a­ble Al­ber­tans can ac­cess crit­i­cal so­cial ser­vices and we can all take part in the cul­tural and recre­ational pro­grams and ac­tiv­i­ties we need and en­joy. Help us find the out­stand­ing vol- un­teer who is mak­ing life bet­ter in your com­mu­nity by sub­mit­ting a nom­i­na­tion for the Stars of Al­berta Vol­un­teer Awards.”

Ri­cardo Mi­randa, Min­is­ter of Cul­ture and Tourism

The Stars of Al­berta awards rec­og­nize the exemplary ser­vice of vol­un­teers whose con­tri­bu­tions have made a last­ing im­pact on their com­mu­ni­ties and the lives of their fel­low Al­ber­tans. Six awards will be pre­sented: two in each cat­e­gory of youth, adult and se­nior at a Dec. 5 awards cer­e­mony to be held dur­ing cel­e­bra­tions mark­ing In­ter­na­tional Vol­un­teer Day.

Al­ber­tans are en­cour­aged to sub­mit nom­i­na­tions on­line or down­load the nom­ina- tion form at al­berta. ca/star­sawards. The dead­line for nom­i­na­tions is Sept. 21.

Since its in­cep­tion in 2000, 115 Al­berta vol­un­teers from across the prov­ince have been rec­og­nized through the awards pro­gram.

The Stars of Al­berta Vol­un­teer Awards pro­gram is part of the Gov­ern­ment of Al­berta’s ef­forts to high­light the in­cred­i­ble value of the prov­ince’s vol­un­teers, en­cour­age a sus­tained com­mit­ment to civic par­tic­i­pa­tion and in­spire oth­ers to make vol­un­teer­ing a cen­tral part of their lives. Most im­por­tantly, it is a chance to pay trib­ute to Al­berta’s out­stand­ing vol­un­teers.

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