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National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week Annual Appreciation Luncheon

The Grande Prairie Volunteer Service Bureau and community members celebrated the amazing volunteers in our community at our National Volunteer Week Annual Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, April 11, 2019. The Luncheon was once again held at Revolution Place - Bowes Family Garden. Members of the Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau receved three complementary tickets for this event. This year's luncheon was the biggest yet with close to 300 people in attndence.   National Volunteer Week Luncheon 2019

2019 Leaders of TomorrowThe Luncheon featured the prestigious Leaders of Tomorrow Awards presented by ATCO, honouring 7 outstanding young Leaders (13-18 years old), in Grande Prairie and the surrounding area, who have made spectacular contributions to their communities through volunteerism. By recognizing these exceptional volunteers, the Leaders of Tomorrow Awards hope to inspire other youths to give selflessly and become lifelong volunteers. Each award recipient will receive a Leaders of Tomorrow Awards trophy, a certificate, a cash award of $100, and a $100 donation to the charity of their choice. 

For more about the Leaders of Tomorrow Awards click here.

This year’s theme was Sustainability, we were lucky to have Guest Speaker Wade Doris from International Paper speak on Environmental Sustainability. With this year's theme in mind many attendees helped us reduce waste by bringing their own plates, utensils and cups.   

Wade DorisTHIS YEAR'S GUEST SPEAKER
Wade Doris
Mill Controller, Grande Prairie Pulp - International Paper Company
Wade Doris has over 23 years of work experience in the forest industry.  He began his career with Weyerhaeuser in 1996 as the Pulpmill Sales Accountant and moved through various financial roles during that time. In 2016 Intentional Paper purchased Weyerhaeuser and Wade transferred  with the new company to his current role as Mill Controller and VP Finance for International Paper’s Canadian Subsidiary.  Wade is a chartered professional accountant (CPA) with a Bachelor’s of Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta.  A couple highlights in Wade’s career to date include being involved in numerous renewable green energy projects bringing more than $400 million in capital investment and more than $100 million in government grants to the Grande Prairie Facility. 
Wade Doris speaking at this year's luncheon
 He is also active in the community and sat as Chair of the Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce for the year 2010.  In his hometown of Bezanson Wade was a volunteer firefighter for the community for 12 years.  Upon retiring from volunteer fire fighting he is now actively involved in supporting the Capital Campaign Team which has raised more than $4,000,000 for the new Knelsen Centre community hall located in Bezanson. Wade was just recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the Alberta Motor Association.  Wade and his wife Monica are both long term residents to the area and have two children – Emma (19) and Abigail (17).  He enjoys playing ball, golf and spending time with family and friends.
 
Thank you Wade for speaking at this year's Luncheon. We woud also like to thank Tom Pura for his services as Master of Ceremonies.
 

National Volunteer Week Appreciation Luncheon & Leaders of Tomorrow Awards Presenting Sponsor:

ATCO Group
ATCO Group

National Volunteer Week Appreciation Luncheon & Leaders of Tomorrow Awards Sponsors:

Volunteer Alberta
Volunteer Alberta

Revolution Place
Revolution Place

Grande Prairie Lions Club
Grande Prairie Lions Club

Chamber of Commerce Grande Prairie & District
Chamber of Commerce Grande Prairie & District

Prairie Disposal
Prairie Disposal

Swan City Rotary Club
Swan City Rotary Club

Central Peace FCSS
Central Peace FCSS

Green View FCSS
Green View FCSS

One of the biggest computer manufacturers

Town of Sexsmith FCSS
Town of Sexsmith FCSS

Town of Wembley
Town of Wembley

Town of Beaverlodge
Town of Beaverlodge

IPAC Services Corp
IPAC Services Corp

County of Grande Prairie No. 1
County of Grande Prairie No. 1

International Paper
International Paper

City of Grande Prairie CSD
City of Grande Prairie CSD

City of Grande Prairie
City of Grande Prairie

doorprizes

Special thanks to the following organizations for donating door prizes for this year's event:

Wayne Drysdale, Bear Creek Funeral Home, Grande Prairie Victim Services, Grande Spirit Foundation, Popeye’s Supplements Grande Prairie, Domino’s Pizza, Phillip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, Bravo Target, Mr. Mikes Steakhouse, Better Than Fred’s, Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association, Valleyview Fields, Crouse’s Cleaners, Grande Prairie Live Theatre, STARS, Shark Club, Overhead Doors, Homesteader Health, Staples Preferred, United Farmers Assoc., General Nutrition Centers, Al’s News, Safeway Northgate, Grande Prairie Crime Prevention, North Peace Bracket Racing Association, Support to Pregnant and Parenting Teens Society, Western Star Freightliner and Gay and Lesbian Association of the Peace.

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