On Sunday, October 27, 2013, Chrysalis Edmonton hosted the 23rd Annual Achievement Awards Ceremony presented by Servus Credit Union at the Nova Hotel Yellowhead.
This annual event is easily one of the most highly anticipated events of the year for the individuals accessing Chrysalis programming as it is their big chance to be recognized for the hard work, dedication and accomplishments witnessed over the past year. This year nearly 80 total recipients were recognized at the ceremony including over 60 service individuals, DATS drivers, community partners and volunteers who help make Chrysalis the organization it is today.
Nearly 230 people filled the ballroom at the Nova Hotel including recipients and their families. special guests included Chrysalis Society and Charitable Foundation board members, hoards of Chrysalis staff and Scott Lundell who brought greetings on behalf of Servus Credit Union.
Dressed in their Sunday best, award recipients happily accepted their certificates and trophies during the two hour program and we more than happy to smile for pictures which were taken by Linda Patterson of Timeless Edge Photography.
The highlight of the program was the presentation of our 8 Major Awards which are handed out each year to very deserving winners. This year’s Major Awards winners are as follows…
Abram Gibson, Growth and Opportunity Award
Jill Capham, Bradley Bidlock Award
Ryan Tyrlik, Milestones to Achievement Award
Glenda Tarapaski, Chrysalis Long Term Service Award
Nordic Systems, Chrysalis Partnership Award (Employment)
West Jasper Place, Chrysalis Partnership Award (Volunteer)
Erica Richards, Servus Credit Union Community Award
Louise Harvey, Chrysalis Champion Award
Charlie Weinzierl, 2013 Chrysalis Artist of the Year
Congratulations to all who were honoured at the ceremony and a huge thank you to Servus Credit Union for their ongoing support of this event!