The annual Volunteer and Employee Appreciation Banquet was held on Monday, April 27, 2009. Strathcona County Mayor Cathy Olesen, spoke to those present about senior care and offered praise for those who were providing that care at Sherwood Park Care Center. Executive Director Gerald Northam expressed appreciation for Mayor Olesen's continuing interest in and involvement with the Center.
Northam, Kathy Fortunat, Carol Paisley and Angela Diebert recognized the service of both volunteers and staff. Pins were awarded to staff who have served 10, 15 and 20 years. Sherwood Park Care Center Board Chair Mark Johnson welcomed those who attended and emceed the evening program.
Sherwood Park Care Center is an important ministry of the Alberta Conference located in the Edmonton area. A staff of 170 cares for the 100 residents of the facility.
Sherwood Park will be celebrating 40 years of service to the community on September 26 and 27, 2009.