The City of Lacombe recently recognized some outstanding volunteers who have either relocated to another community or have retired. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

City of Lacombe recognizes outstanding volunteers

City events rely heavily on volunteers

The City of Lacombe recently recognized volunteers who have served the community in a variety of ways.

In a celebration held at AnnaMarias Cafe Kim Champigny (Recreation Parks and Culture Board, City of Lacombe Art Collection Committee), Sandy Douglas (Recreation Parks and Culture Board), Dean Dyck (Lacombe Library Board), Ellen Corea (Historical Resources Committee), Luke Bannis (Lacombe Police Commission) and Sandra Badry (Municipal Development Commission) we recognized for the hundreds of hours they put into serving Lacombe.

“It is always an honour to acknowledge and highlight the important work that they do,” Mayor Grant Creasey said. “They make Lacombe the great community to live in that it is. We have a vary diverse volunteer base here in Lacombe and fortunately, they are willing to put forth their best efforts and create the community we all love.”

Creasey said it would be nearly impossible to calculate the amount of volunteer hours these people — and many others — put in.

“We don’t track time, but it is substantial. There is not an event or a program that the City is involved in that does not rely heavily on volunteers to make it successful,” he said.

Due to the variety of ways to serve — it is easy for people in Lacombe to use their skills to give back to their community.

“Because of the variety of different ways they can serve, I don’t think anyone needs to worry about being excluded. If someone wants to serve, chances are there is somewhere you can,” Creasey said.

The volunteers recognized at this ceremony are all either leaving the community for personal reasons or have retired.

“There are term lengths involved with serving on most committees because we like to have fresh perspectives and keep things evolving,” he said.

One of the main qualifications to be a good volunteer is being a good team mate.

“I think that always helps, whether that is here, in your personal life or on the job — that is always a valuable skill set,” Creasey said.

Creasey said anyone looking to volunteer in Lacombe can contact City Hall.

“They are welcome to contact me directly or any of the councillors and they will point you in the right direction. By calling City Hall, they will outline the process and can help you go through the information available on lacombe.ca. They can also simply phone 403 782 6666,” he said.



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