By Morinville News Staff
Sturgeon County – The County’s Economic Development Team returned from the Economic Developers Association of Albert (EDA) annual award banquet with another two awards to add to their collection.
Last year’s Canada Day celebration held at Edmonton Garrison was selected as the best event in the EDA Award’s Special Events, Programs or Campaigns’ category. The Canada Day celebration drew more than 60,000 people to the day-long event.
Another award was given for the County’s Start in Sturgeon golf sleeve, a promotional item that was designed in-house. The promotional item won in the Creative Innovations’ category.
Both awards were presented under the Medium Community grouping.
“These are the sorts of innovations that lead to the recognition we received last year,” said Interim CAO Peter Tarnawsky, adding the County had won an economic development award in 2011 for the County’s Start in Sturgeon website. “Things are really starting in Sturgeon.”
Tarnawsky said recent economic development in Sturgeon County is showing the efforts of the work being done by the County’s Manager of Economic Development Kyle Reiling and Patrick Earle, the County’s Economic Development Coordinator.
Mayor Don Rigney expressed his appreciation to the two County employees and their team for their efforts. “You’ve done an outstanding job,” Rigney said. “You work is being recognized across the county, across the region and even across the province.”