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2024 Electoral Area Volunteers of the Year Announced

The RDEK has announced its 2024 Electoral Area Volunteers of the Year.

“We recognize the profound impact volunteers have. They are the heart of our communities and it is an honour for us to pay special tribute to them through the annual Electoral Area Volunteer of the Year Awards Program,” says RDEK Board Chair Rob Gay.  

This year’s award recipients are:

  • Area A – Terry Horton
  • Area B – Corlyn Haarstad
  • Area C – Allan Watson
  • Area E – Marilyn Bowen
  • Area F – Doug Sinclair
  • Area G – Penny Powers** (**posthumous award)

The volunteers will be recognized individually in conjunction with the Electoral Area Town Hall Meetings, which will be happening in Electoral Areas A, B and C in the fall and in Electoral Areas E, F and G over the coming weeks.

The first Town Hall Meeting will be held on June 18 in Wilmer and will begin with a special tribute to Area G Volunteer of the Year Penny Powers, who passed away during the nomination process.  Area G Director Roberta Schnider will make a presentation to Powers’ family in her memory. Immediately following the Volunteer of the Year ceremony, there will be presentations from RDEK staff on a range of topics including the budget, personal emergency preparedness, FireSmart and an upcoming Broadband Project in Edgewater. 

The Electoral Area F Volunteer of the Year celebration and Town Hall will be held June 25 in Windermere, while the Electoral Area E Volunteer of the Year celebration and Town Hall will kick off June 26 in Wasa.  Additional details and agenda topics will be available on the RDEK’s website later this week.