Announcing 2018 Pride of Strathcona Awards recipients

May 16, 2018

Announcing 2018 Pride of Strathcona Awards recipients

The 2018 Pride of Strathcona Awards recipients have distinguished themselves and contributed to our community in many ways. Showing leadership, strength and courage to help others, building a safer community and mentoring our youth are some of the achievements that will be celebrated at the Pride of Strathcona Awards.

Strathcona County is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients:

Mayor’s Award
Daniel O’Neill

Arts, Culture and Heritage
Keltie Monaghan

Community Service
Mark and Janet Hamley
Christie Peregrym

Economic Diversification
Buddy Winder

Heroism and Leadership
World’s Longest Hockey Game Volunteers

Outstanding Group
Community Action on Residential Traffic Safety (CARTS)
Sherwood Park Elks

Simranjit Grewal               

“Through these awards, we recognize actions that make a positive difference in our community and outstanding achievements that bring recognition to Strathcona County,” says Mayor Rod Frank. “Everyone is welcome to attend the Pride of Strathcona Awards as we pay tribute to individuals and groups whose contributions help make the County one of Canada’s most livable communities.”

The awards ceremony will be held on Monday, June 11 at Festival Place in Sherwood Park, starting at 7 p.m. As part of the celebration this year, the event will feature a guest performance by The Melisizwe Brothers. The group, with ties to Sherwood Park, has appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and, more recently, on “Showtime at the Apollo Christmas” in New York. They will share their talent with us to honour the award recipients.

Another special guest, Sherwood Park’s Robert Clark, will perform the national anthem at the ceremony. A singer who has performed with several opera companies, including Edmonton Opera, Clark is also admired by hockey fans as the official anthem singer for the Edmonton Oilers.

There is no charge to attend this public event. A reception will follow the award presentations.

More information about the Pride of Strathcona Awards
or call 780-410-6595.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 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