The Town of Blackfalds can add another notch in its belt after receiving an award for the Abbey Master Builder Centre.
At the Central Alberta Economic Partnership (CAEP) fall general meeting on Nov. 27th, it was announced the Town received the 2014 award.
The award recognizes a CAEP rural or urban municipal project that has received a high level of community involvement and has substantial community benefit.
The town was one of seven nominees, and as such, the award is a testament to the extent of support and involvement from community agencies, businesses, individuals and municipal partners in bringing the Abbey Centre to fruition.
While the Abbey Centre has also received recognition from other prestigious provincial municipal recreational organizations in 2014, the Collaborative Community Project award is significant and special in that it acknowledges the achievements of the entire community in making the dream of the Abbey Centre a reality.
It took the dedication of hundreds of resident and area volunteers along with the generous support of numerous local non-profit organizations, businesses, developers and government partners to bring about the amenities and programming that are now in place to meet the needs of those in the community and their visitors.
The award will be displayed at the Abbey Centre, but it belongs to everyone who played a role during the past eight years in bringing the Abbey Centre to life, officials say.
The Town of Blackfalds has been a municipal member of CAEP for many years.
The annual awards ceremony recognizes and rewards the success of CAEP’s members and organizations for collaborative efforts, volunteerism and community development across the region.