Announcing the 2024 Strathcona County Awards of Excellence recipients

June 10, 2024

Announcing the 2024 Strathcona County Awards of Excellence recipients

The visionary behind the County’s beloved local music festival. The founder of a nationally recognized, 24-hour ultramarathon and fundraiser. A grassroots thrift store that has raised over $2 million dollars to give back to the community. A local volunteer, who sees the community as a family and tirelessly offers her time to make the County a true home for us all.  

These are just some of the people and organizations that uplift the County’s communities with their compassion, dedication and generosity of spirit.  

“This year’s Awards of Excellence recognizes our outstanding volunteers, businesses, and organizations and highlights the very best of Strathcona County,” says Mayor Rod Frank. “We hope you can join us at Festival Place to recognize and honour these remarkable members of our community who give their time to improve Strathcona County. Thanks to their contributions, we continue to enjoy a vibrant, supportive and thriving County that we are proud to call home.”  

Congratulations to the following 2024 Strathcona County Awards of Excellence winners: 

Mayor’s Award 
Vince Gatti 

Agricultural Leadership  
Colin and Laura Jackson 

Arts, Culture and Heritage  
Bill Roberts 
Toni Keller 

Athletic Achievement   
Tim Wiseman 
Laura Sherrer-Townsend 

Community Service 
Corey McEwen 
Glenda Sheard 

Economic Diversification 
Peter Giannakopoulos 

Heroism and Leadership  
Alexander Weatherby 
Jessica Agrell-Smith 

Outstanding Group  
BriarPatch Family Life Education Centre 
County Clothes-Line Foundation 

Service to Seniors 
Brenda Jossy 
Carol Schwarzer 

The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 20 at Festival Place starting at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) As part of the celebration this year, the event will feature special guest performances and more. 

There is no charge to attend the event. More information about the Strathcona County Awards of Excellence is available at 



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