Volunteers Are Key to Economic Growth

Volunteers Are Key to Economic Growth

Have you ever considered the impact volunteers make in our community? Think about events like the Festival of Trees or Pow Wow Days. Think about those giving their time to those in need, helping seniors, assisting at hospitals, participating on various boards, or coaching our kids. The list is endless. Without volunteers, Lac La Biche would not be an attractive place for visitors, new businesses, or those looking for a community to raise their families. And if we were required to pay for services that volunteers provide for free, our taxes would simply skyrocket.

A Special Award For Exemplary Service

Freda Phillips
recognized for exemplary community service

Volunteer and community organizer Freda Phillips was recently presented with the Wanda Klimke Award for Distinguished Long-term Service with Farmers Markets by Alberta Agriculture Minister Nate Horner. Freda and her friend Kathy Lawson started the LLB Farmers Market in 1973 and she retired after managing the market after 35 years of service. While this milestone is significant, it is only part of Freda’s thousands of hours dedicated to various causes and projects in the Lac La Biche region. Congratulations Freda!


If you know an outstanding volunteer that should be recognized, let us know and we’ll celebrate their contribution to our community. Send us an email at: info@mainstreetlaclabiche.com

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