The 2018 Duncan Craig Laurel Awards Invites Applications from Edmonton & Area NonProfits Until May 31, 2018

Laurel-Awards-logoThe Laurel Awards annually recognizes the achievements of non profit groups in Edmonton and area including Drayton Valley. Each year starting in February until the end of May, we invite applications from non profit groups for these awards. A selection committee then evaluates the programs and projects on the basis of their successful innovation and creativity, regardless of size and overall budget and select the winners. This year we celebrate the Laurel Awards at a luncheon on September 12, 2018 at The Chateau Lacombe. Five awards will be presented at this year’s luncheon supported with $11,500 in cash prizes. 

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Zebra Centre Awarded $1.2-Million Grant to Support Mental Health Initiatives for Abused Children

Zebra-CentreAn Edmonton area centre that supports children who have been abused is receiving additional provincial government funding. The Zebra Child Protection Centre, which helps support young survivors of sexual and physical child abuse, will receive a $1.2 million grant over three years. The funding will go towards establishing a trauma treatment service. One of the first steps will be hiring child and family psychologist Dr. Marcia Gordeyko of Alberta Health Services. More counselling staff will be hired once the service is underway to help parents and children access the services more quickly.

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18th Annual Crystal Kids Love-in Bell Bottoms & Valentines FUN-Raiser | February 10 | Alberta Avenue, Edmonton

Crystal-KidsThe fun-est Fun-Raiser around! The non-gala event of the year! Super Fun Super Casual (70’s attire optional) Crystal Kids Love-in for Charity! Dinner Dance & Silent Auction featuring Sawmill’s Famous Steak Dinner and all trimmings, scrumptious deserts, and plenty of spirits for the thirsty! Fabulous Auction and Dance! So dust off your bell-bottoms and your platform shoes and boogy the night away with your sweet valentine!

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Cities & Climate Change Science Conference in Edmonton on March 5 – 7 Seeks Volunteers

Climate-Change-Conference250This ‘first of its kind’ conference was announced in Marrakech at COP22 Climate Change Conference, in 2016. It is being organized and supported by 10 of the world’s most notable scientific and urban organizations. Up to 800 conference participants from Canada and across the globe will convene in Edmonton for the purpose of advancing the global understanding of how climate change impacts cities, and the role of cities in tackling climate change.  The City of Edmonton will be hosting a Mayors Summit in advance of the conference, a Community Series providing opportunities for Edmontonians to participate, and a Solution Showcase Exhibition.

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Call for Nominations for the 2018 Edmonton Hall of Fame Awards | Submission deadline: February 16, 2018

hall-of-fameThe City of Edmonton’s Salute to Excellence program recognizes outstanding individuals and teams that have been instrumental to the success of our city. The Salute to Excellence Council is seeking nominations for the City of Edmonton Hall of Fame in the areas of Arts & Culture, Community Service, and Sports.  Hall of Fame inductees are those who have helped make Edmonton the vibrant, caring and progressive city that it is today. By sharing their talent, passion, commitment and resources, these outstanding Edmontonians have enhanced the quality of life in our community. Their excellence deserves to be saluted. We cannot do it without your help.

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