A year of inspiring Airdrie residents
Every year we honour Airdrie residents who have done outstanding things in the year gone by and every year we are amazed by the generosity, heart and tenacity of our city’s citizens.
In 2012 every one of our newspapers has been full of people doing incredible things, making the community a better place to live and inspiring each other.
Whether it’s behind the scenes while raising funds, clothing, blankets and toys for a family of five that lost their home to a winter fire or in the spotlight, like a local hockey player making his way to the NHL and representing his country on Team Canada, Airdrie residents are known for their exceptional achievements.
Some residents work tirelessly to make a number of events successful. From the Festival of Lights to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life to the Mayor’s Run, it takes hundreds of hard-working individuals to make these events come to fruition.
This year, Airdrie residents saved a decade-old event on the brink of cancellation by coming forward to volunteer for the Canada Day Parade.
They also revived an old tradition, with the Santa Claus Parade taking place on Main Street for the first time in four years.
This dedication and generosity is the reason Airdrie was chosen to host the 2014 Alberta Summer Games in June.
We have proven that we are capable of hosting high-calibre events in years past with the 2009 Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games, the Airdrie Air Show and Airdrie’s centennial celebrations.
We can’t wait to see the community come together again to impress people from across Canada.
It is easy to have pride in this community—as reporters, we get to write about the wonderful things residents do all year.
We are looking forward to seeing what is in store for 2013. Happy New Year, Airdrie!