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.
The McDonald Family: Nominated by Doreen Boyd for the Kind Heart Award. Alec, Shelly, Erin, Jock and Kallum. You have always been kind and thoughtful neighbours. As a young child, as part of his schooling Kallum would walk over to her place each day across the field, carrying breakfast and then they would spend time together playing crib. Your family would always come and plow her yard and keep it clear in the winter. In the summer, they will rototill her garden. The McDonald Family is always going to her mailbox and she will find goodies, like an Easter egg at Easter time, or a little note. Your family would randomly come over and play cards. They are always making sure she is looked after. She appreciates it so much and would like to honour the McDonald family.
Krista Umble: Nominated by Eva O’Handley for having a Kind Heart by always pop in with a hot meal and sweet treats, and often shovelling the driveway. Even after moving out of the neighbourhood she continued to bring fresh garden vegetables, a supportive ear and a hug. On Easter Sunday the neighbours where surprised with a complete Easter dinner. She is always donating her time, and energy to the community, who all benefit from having her around.