Alberta community leaders recieve new National Honour

May 29, 2017

Forty-four Alberta community leaders have received the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers in recognition of the time, compassion and commitment they have shared with a wide range of community organizations.

The medals were presented at a ceremony in Edmonton, co-hosted by Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Robert Wanner. The medal recipients hail from Barrhead, Beaumont, Devon, Edmonton, Fawcett, Leduc, Millet, Penhold, Red Deer, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, St. Paul, Sturgeon County, Thorsby, Tofield, Vegreville and Wetaskiwin.

List of recipients and citations

“These hardworking citizens are focused on building strong, caring and vibrant communities that allow all members to thrive. In this special birthday year for our country it’s a particular pleasure to recognize some of the people who embody the best of what it means to be Canadian. ”  Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.

“It is an honour to recognize the tireless service of these deserving community leaders. These volunteers enrich the lives of Albertans and make a positive impact in our communities.”  The Honourable Robert Wanner, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta

The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers was first presented in Ottawa in April 2016. The medal, which is part of the National Honours System, recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country. The Medal incorporates and replaces the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award.  Lieutenant Governor Mitchell presented the medals at the Edmonton ceremony on behalf of the Governor General of Canada.  General program and nomination details


Ceremony Photos


Media contacts:

Janet Resta, Communications Officer, Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta; 780-919-5505;

Danielle Antoniuk, Communications Officer, Legislative Assembly Office; Cell: 780.886.5637; Office: 780.643.2252;