Volunteers to be recognized at gala and awards night

The 2016 Volunteer Gala and Awards Night will be held at the Sylvan Lake Community Centre on April 16

The 2016 Volunteer Gala and Awards Night will be held at the Sylvan Lake Community Centre on April 16 with cocktail hour starting at 5:30 p.m.

Almost 200 volunteers have been recognized for their hard work from the businesses and organizations they serve and all will be recognized.

Three volunteers will be chosen for the three different awards the Distinguished Volunteer Service, Volunteer of the Year and the Healthy Communities Initiative Cup.

Mayor Sean McIntyre will present the Distinguished Volunteer Service award and Town Council will present the Volunteer of the Year award.

St. James Gate will be there for entertainment and the whole community is welcome to attend this event.

Guests will also enjoy a fantastic catered dinner.

“We are so fortunate to have so many fantastic volunteers in the community and such great support from Town Council and the mayor,” said volunteer centre coordinator for the Town of Sylvan LakeFCSS, Jody Davis. “It’s going to be a great evening of celebrating all of our volunteer contributions in the community.”

With almost 200 people being recognized for their volunteer work, Davis said it is great to see so many organizations recognizing their volunteers’ contributions.

“We see so much good work going on in the community. Being able to recognize these people and all of the work that’s being done provides a great sense of community,” Davis said.

Volunteers are a big part of what holds the community together. Without the volunteers many programs enjoyed by the community members would not be able to run she explained.

“We are so fortunate in the community of Sylvan Lake to have so much support of our major and town council as well as the government of Alberta to be able to put on this fantastic event,” Davis said.“It is a celebration of all of our contributions.”

Tickets are limited and the purchase deadline is April 10. Tickets can be purchased at the Sylvan Lake Community Centre.

For more information or to arrange to purchase tickets contact Karen Miller at 403-887-1137.



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