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total of eight awards were distributed in four category areas during the annual
Passionate Heart Awards luncheon today at Evergreen Park Entrec Centre.
by the Family Community Support Services (FCSS) in the City of Grande Prairie,
County of Grande Prairie, towns of Beaverlodge, Sexsmith and Wembley, and the
Village of Hythe, the Passionate Heart Awards recognize outstanding
contributions in the area of social services within the region.
“The Passionate Heart Awards Luncheon is
about recognizing the important people dedicating work to the well-being of our
communities,” said Lisa Watson, acting County FCSS Director.
“Most people serving in the nominee
categories do not expect recognition outside of the everyday benefits of
helping and they often choose these roles with the intention of giving behind
the scenes. The Passionate Heart Award is our way of saying thank you for all
of your valued work and care.”
“We are honoured to recognize the award recipients and
their significant contributions,” said Angela Sutherland, City of Grande
Prairie Community Social Development Manager.
“The overarching goal of FCSS is to enhance the social
well-being of our communities and this is could not be achieved without the
dedication of our front-line workers.”
Recipients of the 2018 Passionate Heart
Passionate Heart Exceptional Service Award is presented to individuals
demonstrating exceptional front-line service for two or more years. The awards
were presented to Michelle Wilson (Child and Family Services), Karen Chrenek
(Peace Wapiti School Division), Penny Allaster (The Oasis), Tanya Wald (Youth
Emergency Shelter) and Cst. Ellen Archibald (Grande Prairie RCMP).
Caribou Child Advocacy Centre Team was presented with the Passionate Heart
Exceptional Team Award.
The Passionate Heart
Business Award went to WINMAR® for their outstanding support of the development
Marlene Iverson of
PACE was presented with the Chris Henderson Lifetime Service Award in
recognition of her over 10 years of significant service to Grande Prairie.
call out for award nominations is made in January of each year. The awards
presentation and luncheon takes place in mid-February annually.
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