During National Volunteer Week, local organizations took the opportunity to recognize and thank their volunteers, at the appreciation banquet held at the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre on April 19.
Regional Arts Council – Mary Kupsch, Robin Lee Vance, Megan McNeil
Friendship Centre board: Cathy Lacouvée, Rebecca King, Mary Brown, Butch L’Hirondelle, Wayne Bowles, with executive director Barb Courtorielle behind.
Friendship Centre volunteers: (back row, l. to r.) Ellen Criss, Joan Ducharme Barb Courtorielle, Kayla Busk, Lorna Yellowknee. Front row: Sharon Watchel, Jean Twin, Mona Johnson, Sophia Cardinal, Winnie Loyie, Charlie Warford.
Mat Program volunteers: (l. to r.) Sabine Soulodre, Steve Casette, Barb Courtorielle, Marilyn Larivee, Jule Asterisk, Jaime Green.
Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee gave heartfelt acknowledgement of the value of volunteers to any community in her remarks that kicked off the volunteer appreciation banquet
Family and Community Support Services volunteers – left to right: Audrey Massell, Miriam Ost and Athena Williams, with FCSS director Haylie Millard.
Hospital Auxiliary: Joy James, Shirley Lovelace, Bernice Allen, Janet Parks.
Elder Mary Brown opens with a few words and a blessing.
Royal Purple: Lisa Russell, Jean Twin, Marlene Gamble, Annellen Eiserman. Missing are Karen Kenyon, Stacy Kirtio, Cindy Irvine and Brenda Peach.
Rotary Club of Slave Lake Top Five Under 20: (l. to r.) Rotary member Wendy Barton, Hannah Joseph, The van Gorkum sisters (in no particular order) Melayne, Rachelle, Alyssa, Allison, Rotary member Justine Ricard.
Slave Lake Adult Education Committee: (left to right) Nadine Holloway, Marge Rennick, Kate Stamp.
Slave Lake Pioneers: (back row, l. to r.) Bob Riesen, Joe Winkler, Stan Conrad, Carl Jevne. Front row: Pat Seppola, Frances Winkler, Alma Conrad, Gloria Jevne.
Master of ceremonies Stanley Isadore, keeping things light.
Tax prep volunteers: Karen Kreutzer, Joanne Manning, Town of Slave Lake Seniors’ coordinator Tammy Kendall, Elmer Kreutzer.
Girl Guides: Back row, l. to r. – Tina Ritter, Angela Hatch, Ayla Tootoosis-Weber. Front row: Dru Griffin, Morgan Bassett, Brittany Cyr, Ashley Miller.
Victim Services: (back row, l. to r.) Mark Carnegie, Linda Fors, Kayla Busk, Brenda Laboucan, Oliver Fors. Front row: Donna Melvin, Sophia Cardinal, Roxanne Anderson, Cheryl Atkins, Cindy Carnegie.
Youth Justice Committee – Eleanor Giroux, Kuranda Bellerive, Jean Twin, Kim Tanasiuk, Tammy Prah, Shelley Lyons, Roxanne Anderson.