The Premier’s Council Awards are hosted annually to publicly acknowledge the efforts and accomplishments of individuals, groups, businesses and organizations to develop barrier-free, inclusive communities in Alberta. The East End Bus Society and West end Bus Program were 2 of only 11 recipients of the Award of Excellence in Community for 2019.
This year’s awards were presented on Tuesday, December 3, coinciding with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Lorna Porter and Maureen Brazel, respectively of the East End Bus Society and West end Bus Program, were in attendance to receive the award from Cathy Smith on behalf of the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities. Also in attendance were County Councillors Ross Bohner and Lorne Olsvik, and Town of Mayerthorpe Councillor Anna Greenwood.
The Premier’s Council Awards take place every year with the goal of recognizing Albertans who create inclusive communities where persons with disabilities can fully participate. More information about the Premier's Council Awards, and this year's winners, can be found at the Government of Alberta Website.
The County congratulates these two service-focused groups on their win and commends them for their vital contribution to the fabric of our local communities.