Congratulations to the Western Legacy Award winners

On Thursday, November 17, the Calgary Stampede honoured three inspiring individuals and one remarkable group based on their commitment to western heritage and values at the 12th annual Western Legacy Awards. The 2016 Award recipients are community leaders who genuinely embody the values and commitment to community that southern Alberta is known for.

Robert Anderson is a man who keeps western heritage alive every day. He has been involved, in one form or another, with the Calgary Stampede since early childhood. Robert first participated in the Calgary Stampede parade with his father and brothers 70 years ago. A second generation volunteer with the Antique Show Wagon, over the last 20 years Robert has provided thousands of guests the opportunity to experience Western history. He has had a booth in the Agriculture Building during Stampede, sharing his passion for the equine species with everyone. Robert believes western lifestyle has a lot to teach people – from respect for nature to respect for others. Robert is committed to the community and embodies Western values.

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Darby Young is an advocate for people with disabilities and applies her lived experience to help remove barriers. She served as the co-chair of Calgary city council’s Advisory Committee on Accessibility, advising city council on disability issues brought forward by citizens and organizations. Through this role, she created change for people with disabilities by increasing knowledge and environmental accessibility. Darby has been an invaluable volunteer with the Cerebral Palsy Association, along with a number of other organizations. Darby’s innovation is a tremendous example of the Stampede spirit to make the world as accessible as possible for everyone.
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Stampede recognizes community builders with Western Legacy Awards

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Pictured: 2015 Western Legacy Awards recipients (L to R) Chuck Groenveld, Quinn Clark, Marilyn Dyck and Brad Fisher

On November 12 we honoured three outstanding individuals and one incredible group—as well as two inspiring Chairman’s Award recipients—at the 11th Annual Western Legacy Awards.

These awards were established in 2005 to recognize unsung heroes in Southern Alberta who exemplify the Calgary Stampede’s values of commitment to community, pride of place, integrity and western hospitality.

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Smithbilt Hats Inc. a new Western Legacy Awards sponsor…and we are overjoyed!

We are excited to announce that nominations for this year’s Western Legacy Awards open on May 1, 2015 and even more excited that Smithbilt Hats Inc. has joined our team. In celebration of Smithbilt becoming one of our 2015 Western Legacy Award sponsors, we were invited to take a tour to learn how Smithbilt creates the beautiful hats so many of us love wearing all year.

The tour began in the felt room, a magical place, filled with all the options you can choose to make the perfect hat. The felts are imported from all around the world, each with a unique texture and quality. It is interesting to note that depending on the type of felt used, will determine how cool or hot the hat will keep your head.

From there, we went into what I would like to call the creation room – the place where the real magic happens. This room is filled with the most beautiful, antique equipment. Some of this equipment has been used daily since Smithbilt opened their doors in 1919. The continued use and confidence in their equipment is a true testament to the integrity of creating the fine hats Smithbilt has maintained throughout the years.

One of our very own Western Legacy Award (WLA) committee members, Colleen Goertz, had a hat created just for her during our tour. She choose a caramel, brown felt and a style similar to that of the “Cattleman.” One of the Smithbilt employees took the skeleton of a hat and molded it into the perfect design. Through the use of steam, craftsmanship and probably a little bit of western magic, he was able to shape the hat perfectly to compliment Colleen’s face shape and style – leaving Colleen thrilled about her hat choice.

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Accepting nominations for the Western Legacy Awards

Time is of the essence and so is the dead line to submit your nominations for the Western Legacy Awards! We encourage you to shine light on the unsung heroes of Calgary that make a difference and demonstrate a commitment to community, pride in place, integrity and western hospitality. The three award categories of the Western Legacy Awards are: Sustained Contribution for both individual and group, Innovation and Youth.  If you know someone whose actions have made an impact within the Calgary community please place your nomination in before July 31, 2014. Follow the link below to the quick and easy nomination application. Thank you in advance for taking the time to acknowledge special unsung heroes — by nominating them you have made their song heard!

* Click here to nominate.

Some thoughts on the Western Legacy Awards from one of last year’s winners, Rick Smith.

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Preserving and promoting Western Heritage, values and Way of Life have been my Life’s passion…Receiving recognition from the Calgary Stampede by winning the prestigious Western Legacy Award is an honor I will forever cherish.

We all know people who typify and live by WESTERN VALUES and who appreciate Western Heritage, and by doing so, usually in a quiet way, make the community in which they live a better place.  They do not seek or expect recognition, however, acknowledging their contributions, through the Calgary Stampede’s Western Legacy Awards deservedly shines a light on them and expresses the community’s gratitude.

The community may be big or small, urban or rural, on the map or off the beaten path, however it’s home and its quality of life is measured by the activities and attitudes of its residents.  The presence of WESTERN VALUES and all it entails is always an asset.

Nominate a peer for the 2014 Calgary Stampede Western Legacy Awards

Nominations for the 2014 Calgary Stampede Western Legacy Awards are now being accepted. These awards, which were founded in 2005, recognize outstanding contributions in promoting western values and preserving western heritage within the community. Youth, Innovation and Sustained Contribution are the three award categories available.

Paul Wagman and Brian Nimijean were recipients of the 2013 Calgary Stampede Western Legacy Award for Innovation in recognition of their founding of Camp Carmangay. The camp’s mission is to provide cost-free programming and opportunities to disadvantaged youth and youth at risk between the ages of 12-17 and the camp’s focus is to educate and provide positive life skills and personal growth opportunities to all its young participants.

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We spoke with Paul Wagman to find out more about him and this special honour.

CS: How does your background and lifestyle relate to western heritage and values:

PW: “I grew up in Calgary, was fortunate to be raised with horses in a western lifestyle. I am a third-generation police officer with 10 Calgary police in my family, therefore community value has always been important in my life.”

CS: What impact has the Calgary Stampede had on you growing up?

PW: “I have many memories of going to the Calgary Stampede with my family, grandparents and friends. I am a proud Calgarian and much of that includes pride in western values and the Stampede.”

CS: How have the values of the Calgary Stampede translated into the work you and Brian are doing at Camp Carmangay?

PW: “I created Camp Carmangay to serve southern Alberta’s at-risk youth in an innovative and uniquely western fashion. Nothing like Camp Carmangay exists elsewhere. To offer such a charitable resource rich in western tradition and history to the community was my goal.”

CS: What did being the recipient of a Calgary Stampede Western Legacy Award mean to you?

PW: “To be recognized by the Calgary Stampede has been the most rewarding and humbling honour I could ever have imagined.

The whole experience of the evening was nothing short of amazing. The evening was quite unexpected as far as the magnitude of the event. The Calgary Stampede puts on a show in the most impressive way. The people of the Calgary Stampede are pillars in the community and did a great job highlighting and recognizing some remarkable people.”

CS: Was Camp Carmangay effected by the floods of 2013 in any way?

PW: “Camp Carmangay has had some extreme difficulty trying to raise our exposure. I am currently working very hard to gain community partner support to ensure we have enough funding to operate to our full potential. The floods of last year diverted many dollars away from Camp Carmangay and our youth that fall through other conventional programs.”

If you know of someone you wish to nominate for a Calgary Stampede Western Legacy Award, fill out the form on our website.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013 Western Legacy Awards!

On Tuesday, October 8, 2013 the Calgary Stampede was thrilled to announce at this year’s celebration event the recipients of the 2013 Western Legacy Awards: Carson Reiser (Award for Youth), Brian Nimijean and Paul Wagman (Award for Innovation), Rick Smith (Award for Sustained Contribution: Individual) and Children’s Hospital Aid Society (Award for Sustained Contribution: Group).

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The Western Legacy Awards were launched in 2005 to honour individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions in promoting western values and preserving western heritage within the community. This year’s event was once again broadcast on Shaw TV. Each year, the Western Legacy Award committee receives nominations from the community which are reviewed by an independent committee who selects the recipients.

“We are humbled and inspired by the stories we hear each year of some of the unsung heroes in our community,” says Paul Valentine, chair of the Western Legacy Awards committee. “The recipients of the 2013 Western Legacy Awards embody the Stampede values of pride of place, western hospitality, commitment to community and integrity.”

You can meet all of the Western Legacy Award finalists in the following video, and read more about the recipients below. Nominations for the 2014 Western Legacy Awards will open in the new year and the ceremony will take place on October 28, 2014.

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Our Heroes and Our Heritage

The nomination deadline for 2013 Western Legacy Awards is coming up. These Calgary Stampede awards recognize community leaders in our city and the surrounding area in three categories. While checking out details at www.calgarystampede.com/wla , I noted past recipients including three from the Centennial edition of the Western Legacy Awards and discovered some really cool stories about these heroes and our heritage….

First is the story of Alex Decoteau. Alex was born on the Red Pheasant Cree Reserve in Saskatchewan and moved to Edmonton to live with his sister and her husband in the early twentieth century. Alex’s brother-in-law was an RCMP officer and after a few years Alex joined the Edmonton Police Force. Alex was one of the first aboriginal officers in the Edmonton Police Force and he was eventually promoted to the first aboriginal Police Sargent. Aside from his career in law enforcement, Alex enjoyed running. He ran almost every race held in Edmonton between 1909 and 1916, finishing a large majority in first place. When Alex Decoteau represented Canada in the 1912 Olympics, he placed eighth due to injury. Decoteau enlisted when the First World War broke out. He was a crucial member in many campaigns before he was killed by a sniper during Passchendaele on October 30, 1917 – 12 days before his thirtieth birthday.

From a short life of athleticism and heroics we come to a very different kind of hero, Dr. Mary (Percy) Jackson. Born into a middleclass English family in 1905, Mary Percy graduated with degrees in medicine and surgery from the University of Birmingham. She worked in a hospital and care facilities until 1929 when she responded to an advertisement for female doctors needed in Western Canada. She planned to stay only a year, then move back to England but it never happened. Dr. Percy was the doctor for the Battle River area, where Manning is now. When she arrived there, she had about 500 people under her care. Due to large immigration movements, the population in the area under Dr. Percy’s care almost quadrupled before the end of 1931. When Dr. Percy arrived, she was given a small cabin which was to be her home and practice. A few months later, the locals provided her with a horse. That was how she reached many of her patients, on a horse, in frontier conditions. Probably more than once she traveled in the dead of night, in the middle of an Alberta winter snowstorm. One case, a rancher named Frank Jackson, arrived to her via dog team in 1930. He was badly injured and had a septic hand. Dr. Percy treated him and Frank proceeded to spend the next few months finding excuses to see her. They married in 1931 and settled on his farm in Keg River, even farther north than her original assignment. Despite losing the little salary that the government had paid her upon her marriage, Dr. Jackson continued to treat people until she officially retired from practice in 1974. During her career she delivered children, cured countless types of disease and injury, she even pulled teeth. After Mary retired, she and Frank traveled until his death. She made lots of friends in far off places and kept in touch with them until her death in 2005. This frontier doctor/surgeon/dentist/veterinarian/midwife was an amazing and crucial part of Alberta’s beginnings.

Finally, it is my pleasure to introduce “Mr Zoo”. Tom Banes was the Calgary Zoo Keeper between 1929 and 1964.

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Though he was never trained as a Zoo Keeper his dedication is an impressive testament to Alberta’s reverence for all animals. During the great depression in the 1930’s, Tom would ride his bike all over town and collect food scraps like banana peels to feed to his charges. After he retired, Tom joined the ‘lecture’ circuit. He was invited to schools all over to teach about animals to grade school students. Ever the showman, the photos you see above are of Baines presenting to students and the things that came out of his bag of tricks.

 

 

Who’s on your Western Legacy Awards list?

Since 2005, the Western Legacy Awards have honored individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions in promoting western values and preserving western heritage within the community.   Traditionally, three awards (Sustained Contribution, Innovation, Youth) recognize people from Calgary and the surrounding area who have acted on their visions to create a better community.

In celebration of the Calgary Stampede’s Centennial, the volunteers who lead our Western Legacy Awards committee expanded awards program to  honour 100 Albertans who have promoted the values of western hospitality, pride of place, integrity and commitment to community.

I’m a fan of W.O. Mitchell and was pleased to see his name on the list, since he displayed a tremendous pride of place in his depictions of the prairie way of life. In fact I was reminded that it’s about time I dug out my copy of Who Has Seen the Wind and read it to my young daughter.

But there’s way more than 100 Albertans who have demonstrated western hospitality, pride of place, integrity and commitment to community – in bettering their community.

So the question is: who would be on your list?

Thanks for your thoughts on the great people who make our province great!

 

Check Out the Western Legacy Awards Finalists

The Calgary Stampede’s 6th Annual Western Legacy Awards will be announced at a lunchtime ceremony on Stampede Park on October 13th.  These awards recognize the contributions of members of our community based on the four core values of the Calgary Stampede – Integrity, Hospitality, Commitment to the Community, and Pride of Place.

This year the Western Legacy Awards Committee was delighted by the number of exceptional nominations.  Leading up to the Awards I will be posting some of the stories of our finalists from this year’s roster of nominees.

Finalist: Samantha Brown

Category: Individual – Youth

Samantha Brown may be young enough to fall into the Youth category, but her volunteer resume reads like it could be in the Sustained Contribution category.  Beginning to volunteer as a toddler, Samantha helped out at the Beverly Centre.  She increased her involvement to include holiday programming at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and later fundraising for the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta initiating many of her own projects and donating her own hair 3 times.  She volunteers with the Salvation Army and Friends of Fish Creek Park .  She is on the planning committee for the Multicultural Youth Health and Well-being Conference from 2007 to present and was the Youth Master of Ceremonies for the 2010 Conference in Calgary.  Samantha is a member of Youth Central and blogs for their website YouthAreAwesome.com.  She is also a volunteer junior instructor at a local martial arts club.

The Western Legacy Awards Committee is honoured to present the Samantha Brown as one of this year’s Calgary Stampede Western Legacy Awards Finalists.

If you know of someone in the community who is demonstrating integrity, hospitality, commitment to the community, and pride of place, please nominate them for the 2011 Western Legacy Awards.

Check Out the Western Legacy Awards Finalists

The Calgary Stampede’s 6th Annual Western Legacy Awards will be announced at a lunchtime ceremony on Stampede Park on October 13th.  These awards recognize the contributions of members of our community based on the four core values of the Calgary Stampede – Integrity, Hospitality, Commitment to the Community, and Pride of Place.

This year the Western Legacy Awards Committee was delighted by the number of exceptional nominations.  Leading up to the Awards I will be posting some of the stories of our finalists from this year’s roster of nominees.

Finalist: Sharon Tegart

Category: Individual – Sustained Contribution

Sharon Tegart is the kind of neighbour we all hope to have and aspire to be.  Always willing to lend a hand, Sharon has volunteered for 37 years with 4H often giving of her time to the youth beyond her 4H commitments to listen, offer advice or tutor when needed, or lending her equipment and animals to kids without their own.  She and her husband welcomed several children and youth into their home over the years and cared for them when their parents could not.  While driving the rural school bus, she ensures good manners and respect and will decorate the bus for holidays and bake cupcakes for the students.

Sharon started “Ag in the Classroom” teaching urban kids where their food comes from and teaching children from farms how to be environmentally aware to ensure sustainable farming.  Sharon helped to start the Irricana 4-H Country Riders.  She is also a founding member of the Alberta Paint Horse Club and volunteers at Spruce Meadows.

To quote her nominator “She could have invented the phrase “paying it forward” and she lives the philosophy every day.”

The Western Legacy Awards Committee is honoured to present the Sharon Tegart as one of this year’s Calgary Stampede Western Legacy Awards Finalists.

If you know of someone in the community who is demonstrating integrity, hospitality, commitment to the community, and pride of place, please nominate them for the 2011 Western Legacy Awards.

Check Out the Western Legacy Awards Finalists

The Calgary Stampede’s 6th Annual Western Legacy Awards will be announced at a lunchtime ceremony on Stampede Park on October 13th.  These awards recognize the contributions of members of our community based on the four core values of the Calgary Stampede – Integrity, Hospitality, Commitment to the Community, and Pride of Place.

This year the Western Legacy Awards Committee was delighted by the number of exceptional nominations.  Leading up to the Awards I will be posting some of the stories of our finalists from this year’s roster of nominees.

Finalist: Rotary Club of Calgary

Category: Group – Sustained Contribution

The Rotary Club is an international organization begun in 1905.  It would be no surprise to any Albertan that it was only a few short years later that Calgarians jumped on board with this philanthropic organization.  Starting with an impressive 60 members, today membership has grown to over 250, but the numbers alone don’t even begin to demonstrate the impact this group has had on the city.  One individual alone can contribute much, but many individuals working together can achieve much more.

The vision and mission of Rotary Club is to create opportunities and a better future for Calgarians and our neighbors around the world.  They contribute to countless causes and run programs and offer scholarships locally as well as contribute to Rotary International’s programs throughout the world, building schools and providing clean water and more.   By bringing together business, professional, and community leaders with a battle cry of “Service Above Self”, Rotary Club of Calgary encourages and facilitates volunteerism, philanthropy, and enrichment of the community and those within it.

The Western Legacy Awards Committee is honoured to present the Rotary Club of Calgary as one of this year’s Calgary Stampede Western Legacy Awards Finalists.

If you know of someone in the community who is demonstrating integrity, hospitality, commitment to the community, and pride of place, please nominate them for the 2011 Western Legacy Awards.

Check Out the Western Legacy Awards Finalists

The Calgary Stampede’s 6th Annual Western Legacy Awards will be announced at a lunchtime ceremony on Stampede Park on October 13th.  These awards recognize the contributions of members of our community based on the four core values of the Calgary Stampede; Integrity, Hospitality, Commitment to the Community and Pride of Place.

This year the Western Legacy Awards Committee was delighted by the number of exceptional nominations.  Leading up to the Awards I will be posting some of the stories of our finalists from this year’s roster of nominees.

Finalist: Lisa and Dylan Gallagher

Category: Individual – Innovation

When Lisa and Dylan Gallagher decided to start their own mortgage company, Bridge Capital, they built the community right into their company.  As part of their business plan, the Gallaghers decided to use Dylan’s computer skills to create, host, and maintain the website www.BridgeMyCommunity.org.

BridgeMyCommunity.org is a website that connects people anonymously, preserving the privacy of both the giver and receiver.  Someone posts what they require, often children’s clothing, food, diapers or furniture and if someone has those items they can reply to the post.  The Gallagher’s office provides the drop-off and/or pickup location or the Gallagher’s themselves will often personally make the pick-up or delivery.  With 1208 registered members to date, and 658 people helped, the Gallagher’s have built a community project that will continue to grow.  Many people who have asked for, and received help through their website, have later helped others in need through the website.  The website also hosts anonymous thank you notes to the anonymous givers.

 “Helping one person may not mean much to the world but it means the world to one person” – quote from BridgeMyCommunity.org

 In addition to the website, the Gallagher’s and Build Capital established Bridge Capital Foundation, a private charity which works with Canadian non-profits.

 The Western Legacy Awards Committee is honoured to present the Lisa and Dylan Gallagher as one of this year’s Calgary Stampede Western Legacy Awards Finalists.

If you know of someone in the community who is demonstrating integrity, hospitality, commitment to the community and pride of place, please nominate them for the 2011 Western Legacy Awards .

Check Out the Western Legacy Awards Finalists

The Calgary Stampede’s 6th Annual Western Legacy Awards will be announced at a lunchtime ceremony on Stampede Park on October 13th.  These awards recognize the contributions of members of our community based on the four core values of the Calgary Stampede, Integrity, Hospitality, Commitment to the Community and Pride of Place.

This year the Western Legacy Awards Committee was delighted by the number of exceptional nominations.  Leading up to the Awards I will be posting some of the stories of our finalists from this year’s roster of nominees.

Finalist: Alyx Nanji

Category: Youth

Alyx founded Stop the Beef, an anti-violence/anti-gang website designed to reach youth through the voice, vocabulary and technology of youth.  StoptheBeef.ca features videos and discussion among youth on the real impact and outcomes of violence, drugs, parties and gangs.  He also initiated an anti-gang helpline, (403-922-GANG) which connects youth with social workers who can help them.

Alyx is a student at the University of Calgary who volunteers extensively throughout the community working with immigrant youth, volunteering at the Distress Center training other volunteers, and he recently served as President of the International Business Student Association within the Haskayne School of Business.  He has also volunteered as a mentor with the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Immigrant Youth, works as a Program Facilitator with the Youth Inclusive Neighborhoods project with Immigrant Services Calgary, and also sits on many other volunteer committees.  He has been recognized by many organizations and received significant media attention for his altruistic endeavors.

In one month over the summer he volunteered 300 hours, and expects to exceed 1000 hours by the end of the year.

The Western Legacy Awards Committee is honoured to present Alyx Nanji as one of this year’s Calgary Stampede Western Legacy Awards Finalists.

If you know of someone in the community who is demonstrating integrity, hospitality, commitment to the community and pride of place, please nominate them for the 2011 Western Legacy Awards.

Check Out the Western Legacy Awards Finalists

The Calgary Stampede’s 6th Annual Western Legacy Awards will be announced at a lunchtime ceremony on Stampede Park on October 13th.  These awards recognize the contributions of members of our community based on the four core values of the Calgary Stampede; Integrity, Hospitality, Commitment to the Community and Pride of Place.

This year the Western Legacy Awards Committee was delighted by the number of exceptional nominations.  Leading up to the Awards I will be posting some of the stories of our finalists from this year’s roster of nominees.

Finalist: Gordon Hoffman

Category: Individual – Sustained Contribution

Gord Hoffman is a do-it-all Calgarian.  He has served on more than 100 volunteer boards.  What little of his time that is not consumed with his successful law practice and significant volunteer contributions, Mr. Hoffman uses to write crime novels.

His contributions cover a range of needs, educational, social, cultural, arts, youth, safety and others.  Where he sees a need he gets involved and has even created organizations and projects to fill those needs. He also provides free legal advice to many Calgary non-profits.  A sampling of his many projects include:

His favourite cause is one that he founded, Project Warmth Society.  It operates on a year round basis providing outerwear, footwear, gloves, toques and bedding to the needy, underprivileged and homeless with clients ranging from the very young to the very old.  Last year they handed out over 60,000 articles of clothing.  Project Warmth has a warehouse in the northeast where it accepts donations of clothing and money.  

Gordon Hoffman coordinated his involvement in Theatre Calgary with Project Warmth.  He invited a hundred children and their families to the Theatre Calgary presentation of `Christmas Carol`, coordinating buses, refreshments and even small gifts for the children. “The look on their faces was worth everything….who needs more than that.”

The Western Legacy Awards Committee is honoured to present Gordon Hoffman as one of this year’s Calgary Stampede Western Legacy Awards Finalists.

If you know of someone in the community who is demonstrating integrity, hospitality, commitment to the community and pride of place, please nominate them for the 2011 Western Legacy Awards .

Check Out the Western Legacy Awards Finalists

The Calgary Stampede’s 6th Annual Western Legacy Awards will be announced at a lunchtime ceremony on Stampede Park on October 13th.  These awards recognize the contributions of members of our community based on the four core values of the Calgary Stampede; Integrity, Hospitality, Commitment to the Community and Pride of Place.

This year the Western Legacy Awards Committee was delighted by the number of exceptional nominations.  Leading up to the Awards I will be posting some of the stories of our finalists from this year’s roster of nominees.

Finalist: WellSpring Calgary [founders Rita Egizii, Barbara Cunnings-Versaeval, and John Stephure (posthumously)]

Category: Innovation

These three remarkable Calgarians, Rita Egizii, Barbara Cunnings-Versaeval and John Stephure, saw a gap in services and built a house and a community to fill it.  All three experienced cancer and realized the public health services were not enough to treat the whole person struggling with the disease.  They established Wellspring Calgary which provides complimentary health care options as well as support for those living with cancer and their family and caregivers.  The three initially faced strong opposition from medical establishment but today hospitals and physicians are now making referrals to Wellspring after having seen the improvements in patients; hospitals are now asking Wellspring to train their volunteers.

The holistic approach to healing offered by Wellspring includes counseling, exercise and movement courses including field trips, instruction and information courses to help people learn about, cope with cancer and live well, and also expressive programs including art and music totaling more than 10,000 hours of free programming annually.

To really understand the contributions of this organization and its founders one just has to walk through the door and they will be met by a warm embrace of caring and support.

If you know of someone in the community who is demonstrating integrity, hospitality, commitment to the community and pride of place, please nominate them for the 2011 Western Legacy Awards .