Our Praising Passion column, formerly known as Passion for Health, celebrates inspiring Albertans who are
committed to improving the health and well-being of people in their communities.
You can vote for the Praising Passion nominee you’d like see featured in the next issue of Apple by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 403-943-1993. Comments are welcome and voting is open until
Oct. 10, 2014.
As the executive director of the Norwood Child & Family Resource Centre, Bev
loves helping others see the good in the world. She lives every day according to
her motto “live, love, laugh,” and wants to make Alberta a place where everyone
is respected and accepted.
By day, Cathy manages the medicine unit at the Northern Lights Regional
Health Centre. Away from work, she has invested hundreds of hours
volunteering at the Northern Lights Health Foundation. She believes in
the importance of volunteering and is a dedicated fundraising leader
for the foundation.
The director of client services and programs with Alzheimer Society of Alberta
and Northwest Territories, Christene has worked for more than 20 years
to change how we think about dementia and to promote innovation in
For the past 13 years, George has worked for Horizon School Division in Taber
as a Low German Mennonite liaison worker, and is also the manager of the
Taber Mennonite Central Committee Services for Newcomers program.
His goal: for everyone to have the opportunity to live a meaningful and
productive life in Alberta.
Lynn is a registered social worker at Alberta Health Services’ Child and Youth
Mental Health Clinic in Grande Prairie, where she’s worked for 40 years. She
believes in empowering young women and nearly 30 years ago was part of a
committee that started the Pregnant and Parenting Teen Program.
A volunteer and original founding member of the Okotoks Network, Mark
works to increase the quality of life in neighbourhoods by creating social
connections. The network is currently working to bring people together through
shared interests and activities so they can get to know their neighbours.
You can also call us at 403-943-1993 or email us at
email@example.com to nominate
someone working in health that you’d like to praise.
Nominees for the Winter 2015 issue are: