Regional Briefs

The Town of Bentley is celebrating 100 years. The anniversary celebrations will be underway from Aug. 6th to Aug. 9th.

Bentley Centennial

The Town of Bentley is celebrating 100 years. The anniversary celebrations will be underway from Aug. 6th to Aug. 9th.

On Aug. 6th, a pancake breakfast will be held starting at 7 a.m. The 100th Anniversary reception centre will open for the weekend at 10 a.m. followed by the children’s carnival.

The parade will roll through town at 1 p.m.

Friday marks the opening of the rodeo for the weekend along with several town and country fair activities.

On Saturday, there is a pancake breakfast, kids fun zone, Bentley Fire Department barbecue, community supper, opening ceremonies and fireworks.

For a full schedule of events and activities visit www.bentleyagsociety.com.

Abbey Centre nominated for ‘Great Public Space’ contest

The Abbey Centre in Blackfalds is a nominee for ‘Great Public Space 2015’ in the Canadian Institute of Planners Great Places in Canada contest.

The Great Places in Canada contest was launched on May 26th. There are seven nominees across the country for a great public space, including the Abbey Centre, the sole nominee in Central Alberta.

The Abbey Centre currently has close to 700 votes and is sitting in second place behind the baseball grounds in London, Ontario.

Central Albertans can show the rest of Canada how great they think the Abbey is by voting once per day until Sept. 24th at http://greatplacesincanada.ca/contestants/abbey-centre/.

The winning location will be announced on Nov. 4th and the lucky community will be eligible for up to $2,500 in prizes.

Search begins for Stars of Alberta volunteers

Now in its 16th year, the annual provincial awards program recognizes outstanding volunteers whose contributions have made a lasting impact and helped improve the lives of community members.

The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards Program is part of the Government of Alberta’s efforts to help set a standard for service, encourage a sustained commitment to civic participation and inspire others to make volunteering a central part of their lives. Most importantly, it is a chance to pay tribute Alberta’s outstanding volunteers.

“Volunteers represent the true meaning of community spirit and it is their dedication and generosity that makes our communities and our province a better place to live and visit,” said Minister of Culture and Tourism David Eggen. “Say thank you to that special volunteer who has made a difference in your life and your community by nominating them for a Stars of Alberta Volunteer Award.”

Six awards will be presented in categories of youth, adult and senior at the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards ceremony held on Dec. 4th as part of celebrations marking International Volunteer Day on Dec. 5th.

Since the program began in 2000, over 97 Alberta volunteers from across the province have been recognized with the honour.

The deadline for nominations is Sept. 15th.

For more information or to submit a nomination visit www.culturetourism.alberta.ca/stars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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