Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer for the 2017 Stars of Alberta Awards by September 15

Star-AwardsThe search is on for Alberta’s outstanding volunteers as nominations open for the 2017 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards. Across the province, thousands of volunteers give generously of their time and talents to help make life better for others. We have all in some way benefited from the impact of the work of volunteers in our communities. If you have experienced the fun at a local festival or community event, have taken part in local minor sports, or watched the action at the neighbourhood arena, then your life has been touched by a volunteer. 

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Building Trades of Alberta Continues Strong History of Support for Diabetes Research

JDRF-logoThe Building Trades of Alberta Community Foundation has again donated $25,000 to JDRF Canada through the JDRF Northern Alberta Gala Dinner – Denim and Diamonds. Building Trades of Alberta Community Foundation continues to support the mission to improve the lives of 300,000 Canadians living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Thanks to generous supporters such as the Building Trades of Alberta Community Foundation, JDRF Canada will continue to fund the best and the brightest diabetes researchers across the country. 

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The Alberta College of Social Workers Celebrates June 21 as National Aboriginal Day

ACSW-logoThe Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) acknowledges the Indigenous community as the First Peoples of Alberta. We acknowledge we are guests on Treaty Lands and we further acknowledge the role of social work in the past, the impacts of colonization and the trauma that remains today. The ACSW agrees with the call for new ways of working together. We appreciate the wisdom shared by the ACSW Indigenous Social Work Committee, the Indigenous community of Alberta, and the learnings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for a new path forward, a path that celebrates the traditional knowledge and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Alberta.

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Salute to Edmonton: 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

Hall-of-Fame 2017In 1951, the City of Edmonton began the tradition of celebrating outstanding accomplishments of Edmonton athletes. Today, the tradition continues with an expanded mandate to include arts and culture, and community service. The Salute to Excellence Committee gathered nominations to recognize and honour Edmonton’s most outstanding citizens who, through their participation in arts and culture, community service, and sports, have made exemplary contributions to the quality of life in Edmonton. During a formal evening presentation at the magnificent Francis Winspear Centre for Music, the Salute to Excellence Committee inducts outstanding Edmontonians into the City of Edmonton Arts and Culture, Community Service, and Sports Halls of Fame.

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