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Two Calgarians among 6 to get 2022 Stars of Alberta award


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Calgary, March 31: Stars of Alberta recognizes the invaluable contributions volunteers are making to positively impact Alberta’s communities.

The 2022 Stars of Alberta award is being presented to six Albertans who have gone above and beyond to make their communities a better place to live, work and play. Two awards are being presented in each of the youth, adult and senior categories.

The recipients include:

  • Andreea (Alex) Duica (youth), Edmonton
  • Geneva White (youth), Calgary
  • Francis Aranha (adult), Calgary
  • Valerie Quintal (adult), Conklin
  • Reg Radke (senior), Brooks
  • Geraldine Cool (senior), Carseland

“Volunteers are the backbone of the recreational, social and cultural programs that make our province great. These six extraordinary Alberta volunteers have gone above and beyond to improve lives of Albertans in their communities, and I am humbled and grateful for their dedication to helping others.” Jason Luan, Minister of Culture 

Two awards are given annually on or around International Volunteer Day, December 5, in three categories of Youth (up to 24 years old), Adult and Senior. It is given if they exemplify the spirit of community service; demonstrate exemplary initiative, leadership and creativity in their service to others, serve as a role model for others in their community, inspire others to engage in volunteer service or improve the overall quality of life of fellow Albertans and community as a whole.

The Breaking Barriers category recognizes exceptional volunteers who are working to create communities that are diverse and inclusive.

Three awards are being presented to individuals who volunteered in addressing racism, advocating for LGBTQ2S+ inclusion and fighting gender discrimination.



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