December 5th, 2022 is marked as International Volunteer Day by the United Nations, in recognition of this day the Grande Prairie Region Association of Volunteer Organization (VolunteerGP) in partnership with the City of Grande Prairie hosted the Annual International Volunteer Day Celebration Breakfast featuring the 2022 Volunteer Awards!
The free breakfast, held at the Golden Age Centre, returned after a three-year hiatus to show appreciation to volunteers in our community and around the world. The breakfast was prepared and provided by the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie Barbeque Crew, Coffee donated by Tim Hortons and Juice donated by Northgate Safeway.
During the Event VolunteerGP presented the 2022 Volunteer of the Year Awards and the Leaders of Tomorrow Awards presented by ATCO.
This Year’s Recipients Are:
Leaders of Tomorrow Awards presented by ATCO
Molly Bates – Charity of Choice: Beaverlodge Daycare Society
Carter Walisser – Charity of Choice: Manning & Area Food Bank Society
Myra Clarke – Charity of Choice: Bandaged Paws Animal Rescue Association
Mia Gilje – Charity of Choice: Bandaged Paws Animal Rescue Association
Kaylee Fehr – Charity of Choice: STARS
Tahlia Nelson – Charity of Choice: Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Jordan Leigh Brown – Charity of Choice: Bear Lake Bible Camp
Noah Mok – Charity of Choice: Wapiti House
Leaders of Tomorrow recipients receive a Leaders of Tomorrow trophy, certificate, monetary award of $100, and a $100 donation in their name to a local registered charity of their choice.
Click Here for more on the 2022 Leaders of Tomorrow Awards presented by ATCO
Volunteer of The Year Awards
Individual Volunteer of The Year – Devin Bateman
Corporate Volunteer of The Year – Stonebuilt Home Ltd.
Outstanding Citizens Awards
Bear Creek Funeral Home & Cremation Sanctuary
Click Here for more on the 2022 Volunteer of the Year Awards.
Congratulations to all award recipients. The Grande Prairie Regional Association of Volunteer Organizations would like to thank the following organizations for their support: the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie Barbeque Crew for providing & preparing this year’s breakfast, Northgate Safeway for donating juice, Tim Hortons for coffee; Leaders of Tomorrow Awards presenting sponsor ACTO; contributing sponsor International Paper; Individual Volunteer of the Year Award sponsor Servus Credit Union; and Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award sponsor Prairie Mall.
The Association and the City would like to thank the Golden Age Centre, Emcee Tom Pura, Representatives from the City and County of Grande Prairie for this year’s proclamation. Special thanks to Costco, D.A.H.T. Merchandise Ltd, Fairy Floss GP, Grande Prairie Regional Sport Connection, and Vintage Wine & Spirits for donating door prizes.
Leaders of Tomorrow Awards presenting sponsor:
Leaders of Tomorrow Awards contributing sponsor:
Individual Volunteer of the Year Award sponsored by:
Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award sponsored by:
Breakfast prepared and provided by:
Coffee donated by
Juice donated by
About International Volunteer Day
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development (December 5), more commonly referred to as International Volunteer Day (IVD), is an international observance mandated by the UN General Assembly in 1985.
International Volunteer Day is celebrated by many non-governmental organizations, civil society, and the private sector, among others. It is also marked and supported by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program.
IVD is a chance for individual volunteers, communities and organizations to promote their contributions to development at the local, national and international levels. By combining United Nations support with a grassroots mandate, the day is a unique opportunity for people and volunteer-involving organizations to work with government agencies, non-profit institutions, community groups, academia and the private sector.
IVD is marked around the world every year in over 80 countries annually. For more information on International Volunteer Day visit https://www.unv.org/international-volunteer-day.