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Community Groups Receive Provincial Award

The Premier’s Council Awards are hosted annually to publicly acknowledge the efforts and accomplishments of individuals, groups, businesses and organizations to develop barrier-free, inclusive communities in Alberta. The East End Bus Society and West end Bus Program were two of only 11 recipients of the Award of Excellence in Community for 2019.

This year’s awards were presented on Tuesday, December 3, coinciding with International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Lorna Porter and Maureen Brazel, respectively of the East End Bus Society and West end Bus Program, were in attendance to receive the award from Cathy Smith on behalf of the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities. Also in attendance were County Councillors Ross Bohner and Lorne Olsvik, and Town of Mayerthorpe Councillor Anna Greenwood.

The Premier’s Council Awards take place every year with the goal of recognizing Albertans who create inclusive communities where persons with disabilities can fully participate. More information about the Premier's Council Awards, and this year's winners, can be found at the Government of Alberta Website.

The County congratulates these two service-focused groups on their win and commends them for their vital contribution to the fabric of our local communities.

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About the Lac Ste. Anne East End Bus Society

The East End Service Bus began in 1996 and evolved to become Lac Ste. Anne East End Bus Society. The Society is a co-operative effort of the Lac Ste. Anne County, Alberta Beach and the Town of Onoway to provide affordable transportation for seniors and people with disabilities.

With access to transportation, seniors and people with disabilities maintain an independent lifestyle and stay in their homes longer. Wheelchair and ambulatory assistance is provided in a clean, safe and reliable vehicle to transport individuals to their destination. On arrival, the driver will accompany individuals into the facility. This inclusive service is available to all community residents. Offerings include scheduled shopping/medical trips to West Edmonton Mall and Spruce Grove, along with excursion and rentals by service clubs and community members.

This unique venture by the three municipalities is all about community. The impact from this service will be felt for many years as friendships are established, medical resources are made accessible for a reasonable cost and people are able to continue to stay in their own homes.

About the West End Bus Service

The East End Service Bus began in 1996 and evolved to become Lac Ste. Anne East End Bus Society. The Society is a co-operative effort of the Lac Ste. Anne County, Alberta Beach and the Town of Onoway to provide affordable transportation for seniors and people with disabilities.

With access to transportation, seniors and people with disabilities maintain an independent lifestyle and stay in their homes longer. Wheelchair and ambulatory assistance is provided in a clean, safe and reliable vehicle to transport individuals to their destination. On arrival, the driver will accompany individuals into the facility. This inclusive service is available to all community residents. Offerings include scheduled shopping/medical trips to West Edmonton Mall and Spruce Grove, along with excursion and rentals by service clubs and community members.

This unique venture by the three municipalities is all about community. The impact from this service will be felt for many years as friendships are established, medical resources are made accessible for a reasonable cost and people are able to continue to stay in their own homes.

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About the County

Lac Ste. Anne County is a governing body in central Alberta, Canada. Its administrative office is located at 56521, Range Road 65, Lac Ste. Anne County, near the Hamlet of Sangudo — about an hour's drive west of Edmonton. Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County's namesake comes from its largest and most historically significant body of water, Lac Ste. Anne. // MORE

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  Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
 lsac (@) lsac.ca
 1-866-880-5722
 (780) 785-3411
 (780) 785-2359