Red coated Mounties, bagpipes, families, and balloons: the annual Volunteer Flag Raising ceremony has celebrated volunteers for over 25 years in Strathcona County. Speeches from the County Mayor and Council, MLAs, and local sponsors and volunteers follow the Mayor’s flag raising, and then the neighbourhood party starts with live music, refreshments, and appreciation gifts.
“Our volunteers inspire us every day,” says Susan Mihalievitch, Volunteer Centre Program Coordinator at Information & Volunteer Centre for Strathcona County. “This event is one way we can recognize them and thank them for all the great work they do in our community. It’s a wonderful neighbourhood tradition that is a lot of fun for the whole family.”