Seniors recognized for service to the community

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Seniors recognized for service to the community


Nominees for the 2017 Minister’s Seniors Service Awards will be honoured at community celebrations throughout the province in August.


The Minister’s Seniors Service Awards recognize Albertans who improve the lives of seniors through their volunteer service. This year, 48 individuals and 12 organizations are nominated for the 2017 Minister’s Seniors Service Awards.

There are an additional 24 nominees for the inaugural Alice Modin Award. About 30 years ago, Modin campaigned to launch a seniors’ day in Strathcona County that helped pave the way for a provincewide Seniors’ Week. The Alice Modin Award was created in her name to honour a senior who has contributed long-term service to their community.

“These volunteers and our government share a common goal – to make life better for seniors who built our province. I’m so grateful for their significant contributions. I look forward to personally recognizing the nominees at community celebrations across the province.”

Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing

Community events are set in Athabasca, Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, Medicine Hat and Grimshaw.


Wednesday, Aug.  9
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Athabasca and District Senior Citizens Society
4810-48 Street


Monday, Aug. 14
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Mill Woods Seniors Association
#210, 2610 Hewes Way

Red Deer

Tuesday, Aug. 15
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Radisson Red Deer
6500-67 StreetWednesday, Aug. 16


**Wednesday, Aug. 16**
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Fort Calgary
750-9 Avenue S.E.

Medicine Hat

Thursday, Aug.  17
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Strathcona Centre
1150-5 Street S.E.


Wednesday, Aug.  23
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
New Horizon Seniors Drop-in Centre
5006-50 Avenue

Minister’s Seniors Service Award winners will be recognized at a special ceremony this fall in Calgary.


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