Sharon Schultz honoured with Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers

A year ago we were very pleased to find out that our nomination of Sharon Schultz for the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers was accepted.  The Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields.  As an official Canadian honour, the Medal for Volunteers incorporates and replaces the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award. The Medal builds on the legacy and spirit of the Caring Canadian Award by honouring the dedication and commitment of volunteers.  Our school board formally recognized Sharon for receiving this award last spring, however the official awarding event took place today.  Gaylene Mackay and Dan Lower were fortunate enough to witness the presentation of the award at Government House by her Honour Lieutenant-Governor Lois Mitchell. 

Sharon is the ultimate volunteer in our community, this award recognized her contributions to; Canadian Blood Services  ( this past year Sharon helped LTCHS wins it's fifth regional award in the National High School Blood Challenge), the Canadian Cancer Society as organizer of the  Joyce de Haan Memorial Mad Hatter Tea Party, proceeds of which go towards purchasing head cover for cancer patients, and her extensive work in honouring Central Alberta's veterans through Remembrance Day ceremonies.  Those are but a few of the areas in which Sharon gives her time and effort.  We could not think of a more deserving recipient, we are luck to have this lady in our district and our community.  Way to go Sharon!