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Remarkable Residents Recognized

May 05, 2011

Twenty exceptional young Edmontonians and hundreds of good neighbours and snow angels were recognized for their contribution to making Edmonton a great place to live.

The Youth Excellence Awards, Good Neighbour Awards and Snow Angel recognition were held May 5 during Connections 2011, the City of Edmonton's annual trade-show style event connecting residents to City projects, programs and services that help make neighbourhoods great.

“These awards demonstrate that each of us can make a positive difference in our daily lives and the lives of others around us,” said Councillor Amarjeet Sohi. “The efforts and contributions of those recognized today have made our communities more enjoyable places to live.”

All recipients of the 2011 awards are listed at the linked sites:

Young Edmontonians were presented with the Edmonton Youth Council's Youth Excellence Awards for their contributions to the community through arts and culture, environmental leadership, science and technology, strength of character, and volunteering and community spirit.

Good neighbours making great neighbourhoods were honoured with the Good Neighbour Awards. The City of Edmonton, REACH Edmonton Council and the Realtors© Association of Edmonton jointly presented to individuals who are helping build safe and connected communities. Recipients were selected in each of the city’s 12 wards. Almost 150 people were nominated.

The event also paid tribute to neighbours who helped neighbours keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice during the city’s long winter. Grateful Edmonton residents, challenged to safely move snow themselves, nominated 413 snow angels – the highest number of nominations since the Snow Angels program began in 2007. 

The celebration of individuals who help make Edmonton a great place to live, work and play reflects the City’s commitment to making Edmonton one of Canada’s most livable cities as set out in The Way We Live: Edmonton’s People Plan.