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Community champions celebrated by Mayor and Councillors at annual Citizen Recognition Program ceremony

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 25, 2019) – Mayor and Councillors celebrated sixteen residents and organizations for making significant contributions to the region at the Citizen Recognition Program: Mayor and Council’s Toast of Champions recognition ceremony at Shell Place on Jan. 24. 

“Our community is filled with truly outstanding residents who care deeply about our region,” said Mayor Don Scott. “The Citizen Recognition Program provides a special opportunity to say thank-you to those who serve our community with passion and commitment and help make Wood Buffalo a fantastic place to call home.”

The annual Citizen Recognition Program: Mayor and Council’s Toast of Champions (CRP), acknowledges individuals or groups that have made a significant contribution or positive impact on our community. Residents are nominated by fellow community members.  

The 2018 CRP nominees are: 

Annalee Nutter
Atash Shiyarwala  
Christian Cao 
Dr. Phanisree Timmaraju
First Nations, Métis, Inuit Students Advisory Council 
Frances Jean 
Jay Telegdi
Melanie Galea 
Michelle Farrow 
Mike Jones
Nicole Greville
Randy and Lynne Stefanizyn 
Robbie Picard 
Sheldon Germain
Tina Rogers-Tetreault 
Wood Buffalo You Can Ride 2 Program 
 

Council selected eight nominees to receive special recognition. The 2018 CRP nominees that received special recognition are:  

Annalee Nutter
Christian Cao 
Jay Telegdi
Melanie Galea 
Michelle Farrow 
Mike Jones
Nicole Greville
Wood Buffalo You Can Ride 2 Program 

Council also recognized community members that have spent years making significant contributions to our community with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are:  

Frances Jean 
Randy and Lynne Stefanizyn 

To learn more about the community members recognized and the Citizen Recognition Program, visit rmwb.ca/champions

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