National Volunteer Week 2014

Appreciation night at the Musée

April 6-12, 2014 is National Volunteer Week. This is a time to recognize the over 13 million volunteers in Canada.

The Arts and Heritage Foundation of St. Albert, which includes the Musée Héritage Museum and Art Gallery of St. Albert, was proud to attend the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at the St. Albert Alliance Church on April 8, 2014. The luncheon was hosted by the St. Albert Community Information and Volunteer Centre and we were happy to have our volunteers join us at our table, along with the many other volunteers who contribute their time and energy to volunteering throughout our community.

Special guests at the event included 2-time Olympic hockey gold medalist, Meaghan Mikkelson, Alberta Minister of Culture, Heather Kilmchuk, and St. Albert Mayor, Nolan Crouse.  Katie Fitzgeral, a local Grade 11 student at Paul Kane High School, performed as well.  She is one of six outstanding volunteers who was recently recognized by the Alberta government and received a 2013 Stars of Alberta award.

The Musée Héritage Museum also hosted a special membership and volunteer appreciation night event on March 28, to honour the people that help out at all the locations managed by the Arts and Heritage Foundation. The event included a sneak peak at our new exhibit, Hands on Nature, hands on activities, as well as a special behind the scenes tour of our archives and collections.

Membership and Volunteer Appreciation night at the Musée

We at the museum would like to extend our thanks to all the volunteers who help us in many different capacities. The great thing about volunteers is that they give their time because they want to give back to the community and we are truly grateful to the ones who work with us. The recent volunteer events we planned or attended were one way for us to show that all of their work is much appreciated!

Thank you volunteers!