Eight dedicated and inspiring recipients were celebrated at the 2015 Minister’s Seniors Service Awards at Government House.
Winners were selected from 81 nominees – 59 individuals and 22 organizations. This year’s award recipients include Gladys Johnson, a Rimbey-area volunteer for more than 60 years, and the Golden Dreams Band that gigs 50 times a year from Edmonton to Westlock.
“I’m proud to present this year’s Minister’s Seniors Service Awards to a group of truly inspiring Albertans. By volunteering time, skill, energy and compassion, these award winners have improved the lives of seniors across the province. I thank each of you for your dedication and care.”
~ Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Seniors
Minister’s Seniors Service Awards 2015 recipients:
- Angie Crerar, Grande Prairie
- Dwayne Hlady, Vegreville
- Gladys Johnson, Rimbey
- Marion Kadikoff, Athabasca
- Jeanette Laforce, Cold Lake
- Calgary Seniors’ Resource Centre
- Golden Dreams Band, Edmonton
- Light Up Your Life – Tri-Community Palliative Hospice Care Society, Stony Plain
The service awards have recognized individuals and organizations that volunteer to support Alberta seniors since 1998. This year, recipients were recognized at a special ceremony on Oct. 6 at Government House in Edmonton.