Langdon Community Association executive director Chrissy Craig is resigning from the position after 10 years.
"It is with great sadness that the Langdon Community Association (LCA) announces the resignation of Chrissy Craig from her role as Executive Director effective December 31, 2023," said a Facebook post from the Association. "For the past 10 years, Chrissy has been a cornerstone of our community, dedicating herself to various organizations, including, but not limited to, Chairperson of the LCA, Chairperson of the Bow North Recreation District Board, and founding member of the Langdon Community Collaborative (LCC), which has been recognized multiple times outside our community."
According to the Association, Chrissy has left her mark through her leadership, driving various community initiatives, notably steering the LCA's yearly fundraising extravaganza, Langdon Days. Her most recent triumph lies in the initiation of the Langdon Park Revitalization project.
"This groundbreaking endeavor, highlighted by the Qualico Resource Center, two expansive tennis courts, a basketball court, and a communal gathering garden, materialized due to Chrissy's unwavering dedication. Her instrumental role involved securing grants and federal funding from the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF), culminating in the realization of this transformative community enhancement," the Association said.
Chrissy’s story here: https://youtu.be/hp2JAnWndOg?si=cRpVRCjwIAVRtSex
Throughout her tenure with the LCA, Chrissy was instrumental to hundreds of community improvements such as the Fieldhouse renovations, the establishment of a community garden space, the Langdon Park playground and skate park, and the Langdon Library Association. Chrissy’s dedication to her community was recognized with a Langdon Volunteer of the Year Award and the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers from the Governor General of Canada. Her dedication to advocating for education and our children's well-being led to a letter writing campaign, meetings with cabinet ministers and a successful trip for Langdon students to visit the Parliament buildings in Edmonton. These initiatives all played a crucial role in securing provincial funding for the upcoming Langdon High School, scheduled to open in September 2024.
Chrissy was also a key player in the establishment of Iron Horse Fields (IHF), a vital asset for the Langdon ball community.
"The Langdon Community Association board extends its formal recognition of Chrissy’s exceptional contributions over the past ten years. We wish her the utmost success in all her future endeavors. Her departure from the LCA leaves a significant void, and she will be greatly missed."