Star Awards deadline approaching fast

Callie Hermanson
Lakeside Leader

The deadline is drawing near, but Albertans still have time to submit nominations for the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards.

Marion Nader press secretary for Culture and Tourism says the deadline for Stars of Alberta Volunteer Award nominations is September 21, 2018.

Nader explains the annual awards recognize the outstanding contributions of Alberta volunteers who:

Exemplify the spirit of community service.

Demonstrate exemplary initiative, leadership and creativity in service to others.

Serve as a role model for others in the community.

Inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

Improve the overall quality of life of Albertans and the community as a whole.

“Volunteers in communities across the province give generously of their time and talents to make life better for Albertans. Help us honour them for their service and community spirit.

Nominate that special volunteer who has made a difference in your community for a Stars of Alberta Volunteer Award,” says Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism.

Nader says there are six award recipients – two in each category of youth, adult and senior – will be honoured at the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards ceremony on International Volunteer Day, December 5. He says Albertans are invited to submit nominations online or download the nomination form at

Since the program began in 2000, 115 extraordinary Albertans from across the province have been recognized.

Nader adds the initiative is part of the government’s efforts to recognize the invaluable contributions of Alberta’s volunteers and inspire others to make a difference in their communities.

He says most importantly, these awards are a chance to pay tribute to Alberta’s outstanding volunteers.

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