Kind Heart Awards Program

Everyone knows a neighbour that’s always there when you need them! They bring over a meal when you’re sick, plow out your driveway, shovel your walk, or help get the crop off.  They do these things without being asked or expecting anything in return because they have a “kind heart”!

We want to celebrate these acts of kindness that happen every day that make our communities such great places to live.  That’s why we have the Kind Heart Awards!

These awards ensure that those who do good deeds do not go unnoticed.  They also foster community spirit and encourage residents to help out when others are in need.

All residents and organizations are encouraged to participate in the Kind Heart Awards Program by nominating anyone who deserves an award.  Nominees will receive a letter of recognition, card, small gift and a pin.

The acts of kindness eligible for nomination will be diverse, and the County would like to receive nominations for a wide variety of good deeds.  An award will be given out for any act that helps another resident in need.

All residents living within County of Grande Prairie boundaries are eligible to participate.  The program is ongoing, and there is no deadline for nominations.

Nominate a Kind Heart today by completing this online form Kind Heart Nominations.pdf [PDF - 318 KB] or by calling FCSS at 780-532-9727.                                           

Kind Heart Awards Recipients

Kind Heart Awards were presented to the residents featured on this Wall of Honour, who deserve recognition and thanks for their acts of kindness and generosity.  Their willingness to help and their selfless good deeds make the County a better place to live.

Kim Tissington: Nominated by Maurissa Hietland for being a significant and active part of the Dimsdale Community. Kim is a reliable and dependable neighbour who loves to support her community. She puts the needs of the others ahead of herself and ensures that all neighbourhood children can play soccer, the lawn at the Dimsdale Community Hall is always mowed, and the snow is shovelled. Kim is a staple at community events, and her neighbours in the community of Dimsdale wanted to say thank you for all that she does.

Gordon and Leona Farnsworth: Nominated by Megan Atkin for always lending a hand in the community and never asking for anything in return. Gordon shovels the snow off sidewalks and driveways. Leona helps at the Twilight Centre and takes neighbours for groceries and other running around. They even lend out their equipment so others can help in the community, and it is always done with a smile!

Hedzer Sietsma: Nominated by Megan Atkin for being a kind-hearted neighbour who snow blows her driveway and the alleyway for herself and your neighbours.  Megan also nominated him for the helping hand you give her on the outside work of her house.