Our Praising Passion column celebrates inspiring Albertans who go above and beyond to improve the health and
well-being of people in their communities.
Nominate someone in your community or vote for the person you’d like to 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 July 30, 2015.
Corrie is passionate about helping people in rural communities get the best
care possible. From medical equipment to health education and more, she
works with health professionals, community members and others to help
make it happen. As the executive director of the David Thompson Health
Trust, she also enjoys helping others make a difference in the community—
through donations of their time, talent or treasure.
Mary and the Quilting Ladies of Heritage Valley Estates have donated more
than 400 hand-sewn quilts to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton.
Children at the hospital get to pick their own brightly coloured quilt, which
cover medical tubes or wires and make their hospital room more like home.
For Mary, seeing the joy on the faces of the kids and their families makes
quilting worth the effort.
Krista is passionate about working with people at-risk and helping people
with learning challenges access learning aids. As the CEO of CanLearn
Society, a non-profit that helps children, adults and families with disabilities
such as attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) learn, she’s committed
to improving literacy in Alberta.
Since 1964, Reeva, 91, has volunteered at the Cardston Hospital Auxiliary.
She’s helped with everything from purchasing equipment for long-term care
residents to filling Christmas stockings for newborns and running the centre’s
gift shop. After receiving her 50-year service pin this past spring, Reeva says
she still enjoys volunteering.
The nominees are: