Mayor announces recognition awards

Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer tipped her hat to citizens on Tuesday.

Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer tipped her hat to citizens on Tuesday.

Forty-one individuals, the Red Deer Optimist Chiefs, Team Armitage and the “Newsies” from the Strive Dance Academy were recognized at the annual Mayor’s Recognition Awards presentation ceremony.

“Red Deer is a thriving, vibrant city because of the many Red Deerians who make outstanding community contributions across various disciplines, which bring profile and pride to our city,” said Veer.

“On behalf of the nearly 100,000 citizens our council serves, it is a privilege to be able to honour the many youth, men and women who have made, and continue to make, exceptional contributions to Red Deer’s community life.”

The Mayor’s Special Award for accomplishments were handed out to Alison Harman, Connor McAllister, Aidan Schafer and Cole Webber for their School of the Future project at the International School of the Future Competition in Pittsburgh, Pa.

The Mayor’s Recognition Awards were established in 1990 to recognize and celebrate individuals, teams or groups whose achievements and service have resulted in significant contributions to the community and have enhanced the image of Red Deer.

Recipients were recognized in the categories of Athletics, Citizenship and Fine and Performing Arts.

Other awards presented included the Princess Margaret Scholarship and the Canada Centennial Scholarship.

For a full list of the recipients, visit