BRCF will recognize Alan and Valerie Fielding Oct. 19
The Battle River Community Foundation will pay tribute to Alan and Valerie Fielding at its annual Camrose Community Builders Dinner Friday, October 19.
The Fieldings have contributed their time and efforts to many volunteer organizations over the years.
"They are both talented musicians and strong supporters of choral music," said BRCF director David Ofrim June 6.
Valerie is a retired professor at the University of Alberta Augustana Campus, while Alan is a successful Camrose lawyer who has served as president of several organizations, including the Camrose Rotary Club, local branches of the Red Cross and Kidney Foundation, Camrose Concert Series, Battle River Community Foundation and Sahakarini Inter-World Education and Development Association.
The couple has three children who are very accomplished in their own rights.
The Fieldings see the Battle River Community Foundation as a good conduit through which individuals and organizations can give back to their community.
"It's the best way I know to benefit the community in general," said Alan.
The Camrose Community Builders Dinner was started eight years ago to honour and celebrate local heroes who have given elbow grease, time and commitment, and shown leadership in making their community a better place. Joe and Phyllis Voytechek were honoured at the first dinner in 2004, followed by Bill and Berdie Fowler in 2005, Red and Fran Elliott in 2006, Arlene and Alver Person in 2007, Bitz O'Riordan in 2008, Bernie and Jeanette Boser in 2009, Dave and Gail Stolee in 2010, and Norman and Betty Mayer in 2011.
"Those who accept this honour do so reluctantly, as they do not seek attention for the good works they do," said Ofrim. "They will receive well-deserved accolades but, also, become the targets of some good-natured ribbing. This is a feel good evening and we very much appreciate the opportunity to trade on their good names."
Tickets for the Community Builders Dinner, which will be held at the Norsemen Inn, will be made available in August.
"It's the Foundation's flagship celebration," said Ofrim. "It helps create public awareness of what this group does with the generous help from all of you."