Alberta Chambers of Commerce and Government of Canada Recognize Extraordinary Albertans: Media Release 1/18/2023

Alberta Chambers of Commerce and Government of Canada Recognize Extraordinary Albertans: Media Release 1/18/2023

EDMONTON - The Alberta Chambers of Commerce is holding a virtual ceremony on January 30th from 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Mountain Time) to recognize 15 Albertans who have demonstrated exceptional qualities and outstanding service to the province of Alberta. The recipients of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal will be honoured for their dedication to their communities and commitment to the betterment of our province and country.

The medals will be presented by the Alberta Chambers of Commerce during a virtual ceremony on January 30th, 2023. The recipients were selected by a judicial committee from the Alberta Chambers of Commerce, based on criteria rooted in exceptional service and commitment to their communities.

Queen Elizabeth II approved the creation of a commemorative medal in honour of the 70th anniversary of Her late Majesty’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. This medal will be awarded to 7,000 residents of Alberta who have made a significant contribution to Canada, Alberta, their communities, or fellow citizens. The recipients of this prestigious award hail from many industries across Alberta.


Paulla Adamitz Owner Stony Plain
Desiree Bombenon CEO & Chief Disruption Officer Calgary
Patrick Bonneville Volunteer Drumheller
Sarah Card Producer Grande Prairie
Christine Dagenais Founder and CEO Calgary
Rosanna Fischer Vice President St. Albert
Frank Florkewich Regional Ambassador Parkland County
Kristi Hines Founder & CEO Fort McMurray
Cory Hrushka Chief Executive Officer Sherwood Park
Ken Kobly Past President & CEO Beaumont
Joshua Lau Business Analyst and Engineer in Training Edmonton
Jennifer McCurdy Executive Director St. Albert
Derek Rogers Fire Lieutenant Calgary
Bradley Severin Partner Sherwood Park
Charles Wong President Edmonton

“These award recipients are extraordinary individuals who have made an indelible mark on the province of Alberta. Their commitment to their communities and our province is truly inspiring and we are proud to recognize their contributions with this prestigious award.” - Shauna Feth, President and CEO, Alberta Chambers of Commerce. 

The event is free and open to attend in order to celebrate the great achievements of these community leaders. The event registration is available below.

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January 18, 2023