2020 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards – Deadline extended to October 6, 2020
While this has been an exceptionally challenging time for all Albertans, the spirit of volunteerism continues to be a beacon of hope in our communities. The Stars of Alberta Awards recognize the amazing volunteers in our communities and we need your help to nominate those volunteers! The submission deadline has been extended to October 6, 2020.
The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards highlight the value of volunteerism and publicly recognize the ongoing essential work and contributions of volunteers in supporting strong, vibrant, and diverse communities. Since the first awards were presented in 2000, 127 Albertans of all ages from communities across the province have been honoured. Six awards are presented annually, two in each category of youth, adult, and senior, at the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards ceremony.
This year, the new Breaking Barriers category will recognize outstanding volunteers who have contributed through their volunteering activities, advocacy and/or leadership to promote equality or to reduce barriers for marginalized groups. Three additional awards will be given to individuals or groups who are opening doors in their communities to address racism, advocate for LGBTQ2S+ inclusion and fighting gender discrimination. This is an opportunity to celebrate those outstanding individuals who work tirelessly to ensure that our communities are more inclusive and better each day.
Nominations for the 2020 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards are open and I encourage you to submit the names of those remarkable volunteers in your organization, school, and community. As with previous years the Stars of Alberta Awards will be presented at a special ceremony at Government House in Edmonton on December 4, 2020. This celebration is scheduled to coincide with International Volunteer Day, which falls on Saturday, December 5, 2020.
Detailed information on the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards program can be found online at www.alberta.ca/stars-awards. A copy of the 2020 nomination form is also enclosed. The extended deadline for nominations is October 6, 2020.
Share your volunteer story and let it inspire others!
Leela Sharon Aheer
Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women
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