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Volunteers honoured with Stars of Alberta awards

Six outstanding volunteers were recognized for their work at the 2018 Stars of Alberta awards in Edmonton.

“Each day, Alberta volunteers step forward to lend their time and talents to the projects and causes that matter to them and to Albertans. This year’s award recipients embody the very best of our province and the amazing family of volunteers that are the heart of our communities. They are truly the volunteer Stars of Alberta.”

Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism

This year’s recipients of the Stars of Alberta awards are

  • Joyce Sydnes, Brownvale
  • Allan Macaulay, Devon
  • Emma Moore, Strathmore
  • Sophia Qaderi, St. Albert
  • Irehobhude O. Iyioha, Edmonton
  • Glori Meldrum, Edmonton

Two awards are presented in the youth, adult and senior categories. The annual awards program started in 2000. Since then, 115 Alberta volunteers have received the honour.

The awards are part of government’s efforts to recognize and encourage Albertans to support community initiatives. Volunteer recognition programs help set a standard for service, encourage a sustained commitment to civic participation and inspire others to make volunteering a central part of their lives.

The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards coincide with International Volunteer Day on Dec. 5, a global initiative established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985.

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