And the Winners Are…
May 15, 2012
Good Neighbour Awards honour outstanding Edmontonians
Edmontonians who have played an integral role in creating more connected, caring and vibrant neighbourhoods were recognized at the City of Edmonton’s Good Neighbour Awards at City Hall.
The awards, a joint effort between the City of Edmonton, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, and The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton, encourage residents to get to know their neighbours and recognize people who go above and beyond for the people in their community.
“Each of these nominees has directly contributed to making Edmonton one of Canada’s most livable cities,” said City Councillor Amarjeet Sohi. “It’s often the small gestures and actions that make the largest positive impact on our lives and communities.”
From long serving community league volunteers and block party organizers to individuals who lend a hand shoveling snow, tending a lawn or caring for someone in need, the twelve recipients of this year’s awards go above and beyond by modeling community spirit, showing concern for the quality of life in their neighbourhood and enhancing the beauty or safety of their community.
“I commend all the winners for making such a positive difference in the lives of others and for their part in helping create more caring and safe communities,” said Stephane Labonne, City of Edmonton’s Great Neighbourhoods Director. “Congratulations and thank you to all the award recipients for making such significant contributions to your neigbourhood.”
Fruits of Sherbrooke, a committee of the Sherbrooke Community League, was the recipient of the first Neighbourhood Achievement award in recognition of their collaboration with the Winnifred Stewart Association for the Mentally Handicapped (WS). Members of the association gain valuable life experience and help further their programming by helping to pick, prepare and cook fruit donated from Sherbrooke and Dovercourt residents.
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