County awarded for creating healthy living partnerships

October 22, 2015

Strathcona County is the proud recipient of another ChooseWell Healthy Community Award. The ChooseWell Healthy Community Awards celebrate the efforts and achievements of communities and wellness champions across Alberta in promoting healthy eating and active living and creating conditions that support people to live well.

This year, Strathcona County won in the Building Community Capacity category. This category recognizes communities that are taking steps towards building strong partnerships with individuals and organizations to promote healthy living.

“Over the past year, the County has focused on creating strong partnerships with small businesses and other organizations,” says Mayor Roxanne Carr. “Our goal is to work together to make healthy living accessible to everyone in our community.”

Strathcona County was recognized for their work with Alberta Health Services, Primary Care Network, Alberta Centre for Active Living, University of Alberta, Elk Island Catholic Schools, Elk Island Public Schools, Meyer’s Insurance and Apple Fitness Store.

In 2014, Strathcona County was awarded the ChooseWell Healthy Community Award for Creating Supporting Environments that recognized the County’s efforts to increase healthy eating and physical activity amongst residents.

The ChooseWell Healthy Community Awards recognize communities that are currently participating in the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association’s Communities ChooseWell initiative. The awards ceremony took place on October 22, 2015. 

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of more than 95,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595