News / Award and Honors

Top 30 Under 30: Azalea Lehndorff Recognized by Alberta Council for Global Cooperation

ABW 100 Classrooms Project Manager Azalea Lehndorff has been recognized as one of the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation’s Top 30 Under 30. Azalea has been working to provide equal opportunities for girls to receive education in Afghanistan since 2010. This year, the 100 Classrooms Project goal will be met with the completion of two

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Tomorrow’s EDGE presents young humanitarian scholarship 

  Today we were very excited to visit École Secondaire Notre Dame High School in Red Deer, Alberta, to present young humanitarian Claire Welikoklad with the Humanitarian Service Award Scholarship. This scholarship, presented through A Better World’s youth division Tomorrow’s EDGE, is in recognition of dedication to humanitarianism through international service. Claire recently returned from

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“Three Words That Can Transform Your World”

“Three Words that can Transform your World”: the commencement address at the Burman University graduation was given by Eric Rajah, cofounder of A Better World. He shared experiences of starting A Better World and how Burman Universities core values of Think, Believe and Act can transform the world. He shared examples from the graduating class

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Founding member and long-time supporter of A Better World recognized at the Governor General’s Presentation of Canadian Honours

Dr. Ken Hubbard, a founding member and supporter of A Better World, was recognized yesterday at the Governor General’s Presentation of Canadian Honours. While presenting the Meritorious Service Medal, the following statement was read about Dr. Hubbard: Veterinarian Kenneth Hubbard has been integral to the success of the RCMP Police Dog Breeding Program. He fostered

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Founder of 100 Classroom Project Receives National Award

A Better World Afghanistan Project Manager Azalea Lehndorff was awarded the Canadian Medical Association National Award for Young Leaders last night. This award recognizes medical student leadership and service, something that Azalea passionately dedicates her life to. An excited group was present at the ceremony and banquet in the Vancouver Convention Center to cheer Azalea

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MP Blaine Calkins rises in the House of Commons to recognize A Better World Canada

Today Mr. Blaine Calkins, MP for Wetaskiwin rose in the House of Commons during the Member’s Statements portion of Question Period. This is the news release that Mr. Calkins sent out and it includes a link to the video below

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Professor Keith Leavitt is honoured as an Emeritus at Canadian University College

Professor Keith. J Leavitt, a long term volunteer and Teacher Trainer with A Better World Canada, has been honoured as an Emeritus at Canadian University College, soon to be Burman University. Professor Keith Leavitt will be leading a teacher training trip to Kenya in July. 2015 Teacher Training Trip Keith Leavitt/Lyle Parr July 4 – 19

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Richard and Cynthia Wright, Honoured with the Paul Harris Fellow by the Red Deer Rotary Club

Richard and Cynthia Wright, tireless volunteers with A Better World Canada, have been Honoured with the Paul Harris Fellow by the Red Deer East Rotary Club.  “The Paul Harris Fellow Award is the highest honour a club can bestow on a person, either inside or outside the club. The award therefore acknowledges ‘service above self’

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A Better World volunteers win coveted Central Alberta awards

By LAURA TESTER A Somali native and a Lacombe high school student have led different lives, but at least one goal in life is the same. Zainab Mohamoud and Kelsey Olsen are keen to help children in East Africa. Mohamoud, who recently left her position at the Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association in Red Deer,

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Lacombe Express: Young community leader is honoured

Central Alberta has a plethora of volunteers and outstanding leaders, but few as young as 17-year-old Kelsey Olsen, who has recently been honoured for her efforts within the Lacombe community. Olsen was presented with the Violet Richardson Award by Soroptimist International, Red Deer Chapter for her volunteer efforts in a locally-based organization as well as

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Cervus Equipment’s Peter Lacey Selected as 2014 Canadian Dealer of the Year

The Western Equipment Dealers Assn. (WEDA) announced that Peter Lacey of Cervus Equipment is the 2014 Canadian Dealer of the Year. Lacey started his career in the industry in 1982, at the age of 25, when he and his brother in law John Donald acquired Deermart Equipment, a John Deere dealership in Red Deer, Alberta

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eTown webisode eChievement Award – Azalea Lehndorff

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A Better World Canada
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