With the Sept. 20 deadline fast approaching, Albertans are encouraged to submit nominations for the 2016 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards.
The awards are presented annually to outstanding volunteers whose contributions:
- exemplify the spirit of community service
- demonstrate exemplary initiative, leadership and creativity in service to others
- serve as a role model for others in the community
- inspire others to engage in volunteer service
- improve the overall quality of life of Albertans and the community as a whole
Six awards will be handed out – two in each category of youth, adult and senior – at the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards gala ceremony on International Volunteer Day, Dec. 5. Albertans are invited to submit nominations online or download the nomination form at culturetourism.alberta.ca/ stars.
Since the program began in 2000, 103 volunteers from across the province have been recognized.
The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards Program is part of the Government of Alberta’s efforts to help set a standard for service, 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.