Announcing 2019 Pride of Strathcona Awards recipients

May 13, 2019

Announcing 2019 Pride of Strathcona Awards recipients

Awards ceremony – June 10

The 2019 Pride of Strathcona Awards recipients have contributed to our community through outstanding achievements and contributions. Leading the way for future generations, showing agricultural leadership at home and abroad, meaningful contributions through visual arts, and supporting our seniors are some of the accomplishments that will be celebrated at the Pride of Strathcona Awards.

Strathcona County is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients:

Mayor’s Award
Roman Lozowy

Agricultural Leadership
Codiak Acres – Kiziak Family
Kelsey Knott

Arts, Culture and Heritage
Ken Hawtin
Vincent Roper

Community Service
Lyn Lepps
Janelle Orr

Economic Diversification
Innovative Mortgage Solutions – Michael Wharmby

Heroism and Leadership
Rosella Bjornson

Outstanding Group
Van-Es Camp and Conference Centre

Service to Seniors
Dorothy Emerson               

“The 2019 Pride of Strathcona Awards recipients have distinguished themselves, and contributed to our community, in many ways,” says Mayor Rod Frank. “Everyone is invited to join us in celebrating these esteemed mentors, leaders, community builders and ambassadors who make our community a better place to be.”

The awards ceremony will be held on Monday, June 10 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 Tim Isberg, a Sherwood Park singer-songwriter and veteran soldier who shares his life experiences through well-crafted songs.

There is no charge to attend this public event. A reception will follow the award presentations. More information about the Pride of Strathcona Awards is available at or by calling 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 hydrocarbon processing in Western Canada. Strathcona County is a leader in environmental conservation, and 55 per cent of its land is within the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere. 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