I'm a member of the Rocky Mountain Book Award Committee, an Alberta-wide reader's choice award for children based here in Lethbridge. Between Dec and May, I'll read 70-80 new Canadian books for grades 4-7 students to select the shortlist. Many schools and libraries in the province--and Lethbridge!--will sign up to participate, and the kids will pick the winner.
I nominated the Piggyback Poutinerie for the Taking Care of Business Downtown Champion Award. In addition to looking after our stomachs with their delicious poutine, Dylan and Wendy are always looking out for Lethbridge's furry friends. They fundraise for organizations like Prairie Pitbull Rescue, and always have fresh water available for hot puppies in the summer.
I have volunteered to help out at the Feb 27-28 Human Foosball Tournament which aims to raise $50,000 to support Albertans living with Alzheimer's Disease. They might make me a referee.... I have a LOT of studying up to do. (What is foosball???)
Edit Feb 22 - Just got the news that the tournament is cancelled due to lack of participants. How sad!