Gateway Gazette

Celebrating the 2015 Seniors Service Award winners

Eight dedicated and inspiring recipients were celebrated at the 2015 Minister’s Seniors Service Awards at Government House.

Minister Hoffman with Dwayne Hlady of Vegrevill and Jessica Littlewood, Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA
Minister Hoffman with Dwayne Hlady of Vegrevill and Jessica Littlewood, Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA

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.

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