The County and City of Grande Prairie, towns of Beaverlodge, Sexsmith and Wembley and the Village of Hythe are currently seeking nominations of outstanding individuals and local organizations for the 2021 Annual Passionate Heart Awards.

Award nominations are open for people and organizations who contribute significantly to their community, enhance social services in the region, and are dedicated to improving quality of life.
The four award categories include:

  • Exceptional Service for front-line staff with two more years of experience in the following professions:
    • Policing Services
    • Child and Family Services
    • Youth Services
    • Social Services
    • Education
  • Exceptional Team for non-profit social agencies or social services teams
  • Business Award for businesses that provide outstanding support to the community
  • Chris Henderson Lifetime Service Award for individuals with 10+ years of social service in the community

The deadline for nominations is January 22, 2021.

Nominees will be recognized and award winners will be announced and honored at the Passionate Heart Celebration, taking place virtually on Friday, February 12 starting at 11:30 a.m. The virtual celebration is open and free for anyone to attend.

Nomination forms and a link to register to attend the virtual event are available at or

Passionate Heart Awards are sponsored by the City of Grande Prairie Community Social Development Department, and the Family and Community Support Services departments of the County of Grande Prairie, Village of Hythe, and towns of Wembley, Beaverlodge, and Sexsmith.


Media Contacts:
Dale Bond 
Family and Community Support Services 
County of Grande Prairie 

Anna Stewart
Community Social Development
City of Grande Prairie