2017 Pride of Strathcona Awards - Nominate by March 20

February 6, 2017

2017 Pride of Strathcona Awards - Nominate by March 20

Reaching out to our most vulnerable, creating local agricultural initiatives, emerging as world leader in business innovation - these are some of the ways individuals and groups are making a positive impact in Strathcona County. In recognition of outstanding contributions and achievements, citizens are invited to nominate an individual or group for a 2017 Pride of Strathcona Award: deadline for nominations is March 20, 2017. 

“Despite a significant amount of change and challenges that impacted families in different ways in 2016, the fabric of our community is made stronger because of dedicated, talented and caring individuals and groups who make a positive difference,” says Mayor Roxanne Carr. “The Pride of Strathcona Awards is our opportunity to pay tribute to these remarkable people. I encourage citizens to nominate an individual or group making a difference in our community.”

The 2017 Pride of Strathcona Awards categories are: Agricultural Leadership; Arts, Culture and Heritage; Community Service; Economic Diversification; Heroism; Outstanding Group; Service to Seniors; and Youth.

This year’s award ceremony will take place on June 12 at Festival Place.

‘Economic Diversification’ is a new category to recognize a business or individual professional for their outstanding contribution to diversify and strengthen Strathcona County’s economy. This may include successful efforts to adapt or expand a business, product or service, or the introduction of a new business that significantly contributes to the diversification of business and industry in our community.

“Our community is home to professionals and businesses who are finding new or different ways of achieving success and creating a better community for all. We look forward to celebrating their achievements through the Pride of Strathcona Awards,” adds Mayor Carr.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 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.



Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595