2009 Outstanding Calgary Seniors’ Awards
The 2009 Outstanding Calgary Seniors Awards, which were presented on June 6 at the Calgary Dream Centre, recognized 50 Calgarians for the contributions they have made to our community since reaching age 65. Nominations were received in the categories of active living, arts, leadership, volunteerism, and general. The winner of each category was chosen by a panel of Calgary seniors.
This year’s winners are:
2008 Outstanding Calgary Seniors’ Awards
The 2008 Outstanding Calgary Seniors Awards, which were presented on June 7 at the John Dutton Theatre, recognized 38 Calgarians for the contributions they have made to our community since reaching age 65. Nominations were received in the categories of active living, arts, leadership, volunteerism, and general. The winner of each category was chosen by a panel of Calgary seniors. This year’s winners are:
2007 Outstanding Calgary Seniors Awards
The third annual Outstanding Calgary Seniors Awards were presented on Saturday, June 9, 2007 in the Atrium of the Municipal Building during the 20 th Annual Seniors Resource Fair. The Awards were presented by Jaryll Dunne, President Calgary Chapter – Alberta Association on Gerontology, Deputy Mayor Diane Colley-Urquhart and Alderman Madeleine King.
Winners of the 2007 Outstanding Calgary Seniors Awards:
In 2007, CCAAG received 34 nominations for the Outstanding Calgary Seniors Awards from friends, colleagues, relatives, seniors’ organizations. and others. Nominations were made in six categories: Active Living, Arts, Caregiving, Leadership, Volunteerism and a General category. Six committees of judges reviewed the nominations. In total 14 seniors were involved in the judging process.
During the Awards presentation, all of the nominees for the Outstanding Calgary Seniors Awards were called to the podium to be recognized for their accomplishments and to receive a certificate.
The Awards presentation was made at the end of the program. Each winner received a gift certificate from the Calgary Co-op and an Inukshuk. The Inukshuk was selected by the Planning Committee for its significance. The “Inukshuk” are stone figures that were erected in the Arctic by the Inuit people. The Inukshuk is a symbol of leadership and also reminds us of our dependence on one another. An Inukshuk also represents safety, nourishment, trust and reassurance. The 2007 Outstanding Calgary Seniors have demonstrated time and time again, their leadership, and their vision of making our community better for other seniors.
Planning Committee for the 2007 Outstanding Calgary Seniors Awards:
2006 Outstanding Calgary Seniors Awards
The second “Outstanding Calgary Seniors Awards” were a great success! Held in Saturday, June 3, 2006 in the Atrium of the Municipal Building during the 19 th Annual Seniors Resource Fair, more than 250 family members and supporters attended the event. This year 56 “Outstanding Calgary Seniors" were nominated for the awards an increase from the 47 nominations received in 2005.
This year the event was supported by a number of sponsors which were: the Calgary Chapter – Alberta Association on Gerontology, New Horizons Funding for Seniors from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, The City of Calgary – Seniors Services, the Leif Eriksson Icelandic Club, the Mountain View Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, the Calgary Co-op and an anonymous donor.
Awards were presented in six Categories as follows:
The Awards were co-presented by Jaryll Dunne, President of the Calgary Chapter – Alberta Association on Gerontology and Alana DeLong, MLA Calgary - Bow.
The Outstanding Calgary Seniors Awards once again demonstrated the very valuable contributions that seniors make to our community!
The 2005 Outstanding Calgary Seniors’ Awards
The first Calgary Outstanding Seniors Awards were presented as part of the 2005 Seniors Resource Fair. The awards were sponsored awards were sponsored by the Calgary Chapter – Alberta Association on Gerontology to recognize the valuable and ongoing contributions that seniors ages 65+ continue to make to our community.
Forty-seven Calgary seniors were nominated for these awards and all nominations were reviewed by a peer committee of seniors. During the presentation ceremony, all 47 nominees were acknowledged for their outstanding achievements. Three seniors were named the “Outstanding Calgary Seniors of 2005”.
The awards winners were presented with a very special award that was specifically selected by the Planning Committee for its significance. The “Inukshuk” are stone figures that were erected in the Arctic by the Inuit people. The Inukshuk is a symbol of leadership and also reminds us of our dependence on one another. An Inukshuk also represents safety, nourishment, trust and reassurance. The three award winners who were identified have demonstrated repeatedly their leadership skills and their vision of making our community a better place for all seniors to live.
Doris Armstrong has a long list of accomplishments since reaching the age of 65 years. She served on the Board of Directors as a Volunteer for the Senior Citizens Central Council of Calgary, co-chaired and been on the planning committee for the annual Seniors’ Leadership Conference for ten years, and served five years on the Board of Directors of the Golden Age Club, two of those years serving as President. Doris has volunteered for a long list of senior serving organizations including the Calgary Seniors’ Literacy Society, and the Seniors Educational Partnership. She continues to be very involved in the community and finds time to enjoy square dancing!
Joan Bath was nominated by four organizations for the Outstanding Calgary Seniors’ Awards. She continues to volunteer for the Catholic Women’s League, Kerby Centre Fashion Show, Haysboro Elementary School, and the Rockyview Hospital. She also volunteers at the Beverly Centre where she brings residents to the weekly church services, does spiritual reading, prepares coffee, tea, juice and cookies and visits with the residents after services. In addition she is a resident at the Renoir and is on their welcoming committee to warmly greet new residents.
Jean Chugg’s name can be found on the volunteer rolls of many clubs and organizations throughout Calgary. She has been President of the Haysboro 50 Plus Club, Chairperson of the Haysboro Elder Friendly Communizes Program, and served as social convener for the Southern Alberta Pioneers. She continues to teach dance lessons and is frequently busy organizing dinners, dances and luncheons!
The 2005 Outstanding Calgary Seniors Awards were a great success in and we look forward to a bigger and better event in 2006!
The Award Recipients:
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