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June 27, 2016
Alysoun Wells: PARDS
PARDS would like to nominate Alysoun Wells for volunteer of the week. Aly volunteered leading horses in therapeutic lessons on a weekly basis for all three of PARDS regular riding sessions this year. The riders really enjoy seeing Aly each week in their lesson. At PARDS 31st annual Fund Ride and Community Carnival, Aly helped by leading horses on the trail for pony rides as well as hauled the PARDS horses to settle in before the big event and brought them all home at the end of the day. Words can’t thank you enough Aly for the time you give to PARDS, from lessons to fundraising and everything in between. Looking forward to seeing you back in the fall for the new therapeutic session!
Community Partner of the Year Award
We at the Volunteer Services Bureau would like to thank Goodwill Industries of Alberta for honouring us with the Community Partner of the Year award at the 2016 Goodwill Greatness Awards.
The Community Partner of the Year award will is given to a business, company or organization that has partnered with Goodwill to provide a service or services to the community to support employing people with disabilities.
The award recognizes creative collaborative efforts between Goodwill and other community organizations for the betterment of employing people with disabilities within the community.
Caught in the Act
Brenda Woodman - Nominated By Alberta Works
Brenda works closely with Alberta Works, and for the last 2 years has been integral in the delivery of their Free Volunteer Income Tax Program that is organized by Canada Revenue Agency, to provide an important service that helps individuals with modest income and a simple tax situations to file their tax return. After taxes are completed, this allows community members to access the government benefits they are entitled to,and different community organizations that can further assist their needs. She has run similar programs with other non-profit organizations over the years.
Brenda works hard to complete taxes for free to low income Albertans within the Grande Prairie community, having completed nearly 600 returns this year alone. Brenda is always there to help in any way she can, even going to meet clients who can’t come to the Alberta Works Centre at the Town Centre Mall due to illness or other issues.