Heart of Wood Buffalo winners announced

Fuse Social is announcing the winners of the Heart of Wood Buffalo Awards.

Over 60 individuals and groups were nominated in eight categories. This past Wednesday, the winners were announced at the Heart of Wood Buffalo ceremony.

Now in their twelfth year, the awards recognize the value of social impact and community throughout Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo.

“It is always a pleasure to gather each year for the Heart of Wood Buffalo Excellence Awards to celebrate the many remarkable individuals and organizations in Wood Buffalo,” says Michelle Lange, Interim Executive Director of FuseSocial.

“The nominees and recipients of the 2023 Heart Awards truly represent what it means to give your heart to your community.”

This year’s winners are:

Social Profit Leadership Award: Michelle Toner

Board Leadership Award: Chantal Beaver

Philanthropy Award: Fort Mac Hockey Bros

Community Impact Award: Northern Trailblazers Basketball

Newcomer Engagement Award: Michelle Hand

Volunteer Recognition Award: Jennifer Vardy

Collaboration of the Year Award: Wood Buffalo 2023 Arctic Winter Games

Honorary Community Recovery and Prosperity Award: Guy Coquet

“This dynamic group of volunteers, leaders and philanthropists should be incredibly proud, and FuseSocial is honoured to help give them the recognition and praise they deserve,” says Lange.

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