Mermaid Ball – Rotary Citizen of the Year – Brenda Dale

The winner of this award would be someone who makes notable contributions within the Sylvan Lake community.

Brenda Dale (with plaque) was honoured as the Rotary Citizen of the Year. Joining her for the presentation were Rotarian Curtis Setso

Brenda Dale (with plaque) was honoured as the Rotary Citizen of the Year. Joining her for the presentation were Rotarian Curtis Setso

The winner of this award would be someone who makes notable contributions within the Sylvan Lake community.

Brenda Dale won the honour.

Brenda has been a long time volunteer and supporter of many organizations and events, including, but not limited to, Sylvan Lake Curling Club and the Scotties Tournament of Hearts; a softball coach for many years; and her most recent — chairperson of Sylvan Lake’s Centennial Celebrations committee, which began planning back in 2010 and will wrap up on December 31st. Brenda’s enthusiasm, networks, secret connections — in places and people — have proven to be a winning combination.

“The events she planned to celebrate our 100th birthday have been appropriate, thoughtful, filled with history, and totally entertaining,” wrote former mayor Susan Samson.

She is a role model, an organizer, a mentor and an inspiration to people who want to volunteer and work alongside her. She has a contagious personality, a positive outlook, and she allows her volunteers to envision ideas and follow through with the talents they bring to the table. Her ability to mobilize volunteers and subsequently ‘fill the house’ for each event is nothing less than a miracle.

Brenda Dale, and her committee, will leave a lasting legacy to Sylvan Lake and its residents. And her committee will be the first ones to tell you “they couldn’t have done it without her”.

She is a wife, mother, grandmother, amazing friend to many of us and a volunteer extraordinaire.

The award is sponsored by Falcon Homes.