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We are not taking nominations at this time.


Each year up to four Albertans are honoured for their dedication and service to the enhancement and development of recreation in the province.

Alberta has a wide-range of volunteers who help make the province’s recreation and parks’ activities among the best in Canada.

To recognize these volunteers, the province awards individuals who have - through their commitment and dedication advancing the development of recreation at the community level in Alberta.

Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women annually salutes recipients during the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) conference, workshop and awards banquet.


The Albertans who are bestowed with the Recreation Volunteer Recognition Award have made outstanding contributions at the community or municipal level through:

  • a personal volunteer commitment to recreation development
  • a consistent and continuous record of service to the public
  • community leadership in recreation
  • active participation in a variety of volunteer recreation activities

How to nominate

We are not accepting nominations at this time.

Past recipients

The Recreation Volunteer Recognition Awards was initiated in 1997.

See Past award recipients.


Leah Paton, Senior Advisor - Recreation
Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women
Phone: 780-641-9536
Email: [email protected]