Voting is now open for the "Mr. Airdrie Memorial Award" in honour of Keith Wilkinson.
Keith Wilkinson, affectionately known as 'Mr. Airdrie' for his dedication to the community, tragically passed on January 2, 2023.
Among Keith's remarkable contributions to the community, one of the most notable was his involvement in founding 100 Airdrie Men Who Give A Damn, a group dedicated to fundraising for local charities. Keith's dedication also extended to the Airdrie Lions Club, the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce, and the orchestration of cherished events like the Canada Day and Santa Claus parades. Additionally, Keith played a pivotal role in the 2011 "Raise the Rinks" campaign, aimed at raising funds for the construction of the Genesis Place Twin Arenas.
In his memory, the Wilkinson family instituted this annual award to honour an individual who, "exemplifies Keith's grace and devotion to family, friendship, and community. To some, Keith's willingness to help might seem like an immense effort, but it was just another Tuesday to him. He wasn't saving the world, he wasn't saving the day, he was being Keith. Keith's legacy will always be a guiding light in our community."
To vote for this inaugural award's nominees, Airdrie Food Bank and Airdrie Health Foundation uber volunteer Wendy Contant, EMS advocate Ryan Middleton, or Adopt-A-Grad driving force Mike Reist, vote here.
- The voting period is open November 20th to November 30th inclusive.
- Limit of one vote per person.
- Voter identities and information will be kept confidential and will only used to confirm compliance with the above noted rules.