The Hope Bridges Society has been selected as one of the top five community organizations in Alberta. In April people in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba could nominate organizations that help grow their communities to win one of the $25 000 prizes through the “Growing Home with BASF” contest.

Nominations were judged based BASF’s values of building safe and healthy communities; diversity, equity and inclusion; and/or developing future leaders in agriculture. 

Hope Bridges Society coordinator Janice Littlefair expresses that Hope Bridges is really overwhelmed and grateful that they were nominated by members of the community.

"What we do is important and that our mission of creating a completely inclusive community is important. To get to a stage of top five in all of Alberta has been very overwhelming and we were not expecting it at all." 

After they were nominated, Hope Bridges had to submit their organization's statements, pictures, logos and a two-minute video. The video will be sent out by BASF on their Twitter account. 

Hope Bridges will be keeping busy, as they have many upcoming events including:

Monday, June 5, 2023, from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. - Coffee and Connect: Come & Go
Strathmore Municipal Library
Hope Bridges Society will have information available on volunteer opportunities, seniors' resources, events, and programming in Strathmore and area. 

Tuesday, June 6, 2023, from 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Free Concert with Bekah Peterson
Hope Community Covenant Church
Performance with ‘Music Discovery’ participants and local musician Bekah Peterson (an alumnus of the well-respected Capilano University Jazz Studies program), her style has been equally shaped by jazz, pop, choral, gospel, and worship music, followed by snacks and refreshments.

Wednesday June 21, 2023 - Wheatland FCSS Lunch and Learn
Wheatland County
Hope Bridges Society will be at WFCSS teaching participants how to create their own decoupage bowls.

Voting is officially live, and everyone can cast their vote at:
Voting is live from May 15, 2023, until May 31, 2023.  

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