City celebrates local volunteers

May 2, 2013 / For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, AB – The City of Airdrie celebrated local volunteers on May 1, 2013 at the annual Volunteer of the Year Awards Gala held at the Town and Country Centre. The Volunteer of the Year Awards acknowledge outstanding contributions of Airdrie’s volunteers.

Mayor Peter Brown, City Council and members of the Community Services Advisory Board recognized the winners in four categories. The 2013 award winners include:

Donivan Ryan – 2013 recipient of the Leader of Tomorrow Award for an Airdrie youth (11 to 18 years) who have shown leadership in the City of Airdrie through his/her volunteer involvement.

Ed Eggerer – 2013 recipient of the Ambassador Award (posthumously presented) for an Airdrie citizen (proprietor) or a business entity that has made an outstanding contribution in promoting the City of Airdrie as a place for community and opportunity through volunteerism and philanthropy.

Jack Lumley – 2013 recipient of the Soul of Airdrie Award for an Airdrie citizen who has made an outstanding contribution as a volunteer in the fields of art and culture, athletics, social and community services, and/or governance. This individual demonstrates a passion for helping others become resilient contributing members of the community.

Airdrie Meals on Wheels – 2013 recipient of the Volunteer Advocate Award for a not-for-profit organization, a volunteer-comprised grassroots committee and/or a community group that has demonstrated community leadership by engaging citizens through volunteerism.

“Airdrie’s Volunteer of the Year Awards are very special,” said Mayor Peter Brown. “We are a very active volunteer community with lots of folks who volunteer in different capacities. What makes these awards particularly special is that people and businesses are nominated by their peers. On behalf of City Council, I would like to thank all of our local volunteers for their hard work.”

The City accepts nominations throughout the year. This year the City received 21 nominations in total. For more information on the awards, including the nomination process, visit


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Clay Aragon
Family and Community Support Services Coordinator, City of Airdrie
403.948.8800 ext. 8457


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