Two Local Seniors Nominated for Provincial Award

Nominees are volunteers aged 65 or older.

Two local residents are being nominated for a Minister Senior Services Award for 2017.

Both William (Bill) Almdal of Stony Plain and Richard Lutz of Spruce Grove are being recognized in the Alice Modin category, which is being awarded for the first time this year.

The category recognizes residents who are 65 years of age or older who have also been actively volunteering in their communities for at least 20 years.

Almdal has been volunteering since 1963 in numerous roles and currently is the volunteer director of NeighbourLink Stony Plain.  He often drives fellow seniors to appointments, fundraises and helps with moving.  Almdal is also a presence at the town's Alliance Church where he runs courses in grief counselling, marriage and spirituality.

Lutz also volunteers with NeighbourLink, doing so for the past 15 years and now serving as a Chairman.  Lutz, who goes by Dick, also has worked with the Spruce Grove Food Bank, the city's Golden Age Club and Meals on wheels over the last twenty years.

-TS

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