Recipients of Local Annual Volunteer Awards Announced

In recognition of International Volunteer Day (December 5, 2021), the Grande Prairie Regional Association of Volunteer Organizations (the Association), their sponsors and the City of Grande Prairie gathered to present their respective annual volunteer awards on December 6.

The Association awarded the Leaders of Tomorrow Awards presented by ATCO and the Volunteer of the Year Awards. The City of Grande Prairie presented the George Repka Outstanding Achievement Award and the Bill Bowes Volunteer Organization of the Year Award.

Watch the video at https://youtu.be/ZH2B_W0btoE.

This Year’s Recipients Are:

Leaders of Tomorrow Awards presented by ATCO

Leadership Awards – Kieara Hommy and Jeremy Larter

Volunteer Awards – Locklan Okimaw-Keels and Kayla Humphreys

Perseverance Awards – Tinodaishe Pfupa and Emily Soto

Advocacy Awards – Erin Pelé and Charla Savoury

Click Here to learn more about this year's Leaders of Tomorrow

Volunteer of The Year Awards

Individual Volunteer of The Year – Sandy Richardson

Corporate Volunteer of The Year – Royale LePage The Realty Group

Outstanding Citizens Awards
Clifford Mitchell
Kory Gravengard
Randy Zieglgansberger
Sexsmith and Area Foodbank
Starbucks #4838

Brenda Screen-Thompson

Click Here to learn more about the Volunteer of the Year Recipients

The George Repka Outstanding Achievement Award was awarded to John Boyle and Joseph RedheadThe Salvation Army of Grande Prairie received the Bill Bowes Volunteer Organization of The Year Award.

Congratulations to all award recipients. The Grande Prairie Regional Association of Volunteer Organizations would like to thank the following organizations for their support: Leaders of Tomorrow Awards presenting sponsor ACTO; contributing sponsor International Paper; Individual Volunteer of the Year Award sponsor Servus Credit Union; and Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award sponsor Prairie Mall.

The Association and the City would like to thank the Richmond Reception Centre for allowing us to film at their location, MC Tom Pura for his help, and Mayor Jackie Clayton and Reeve Leanne Beaupre for this year’s proclamation. For more on the awards, visit www.volunteergp.com and stay tuned to our social media channels to view this year’s ceremony.

Leaders of Tomorrow Awards presenting sponsor:

ATCO Group
ATCO Group

Leaders of Tomorrow Awards Contributing Sponsor: 
International Paper
International Paper

Volunteer of the Year Awards sponsors:

Prairie Mall
Prairie Mall

Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award Sponsor

Servus Credit Union
Servus Credit Union

Individual Volunteer of the Year Award Sponsor

Event Location sponsor: 

RRC

2021 Volunteer Awards

International Volunteer Day is December 5th! In recognition of this special day, the Grande Prairie Regional Association of Volunteer Organizations (the Association), our sponsors and the City of Grande Prairie will be filming our Annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony and posting the presentation online for all to watch in the days following the 5th.

Read more: 2021 Volunteer Awards

About International Volunteer Day (IVD)

The United Nations General Assembly created International Volunteer Day (IVD) in 1985 as an annual celebration of voluntary action for volunteers, volunteer organizations and governments. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.

Apart from mobilizing thousands of volunteers every year, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program contributes to peace and development by advocating for the recognition of volunteers and working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming.

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