This annual event honours excellence in the field of social services across our region, including front-line workers, teams, and community supporters.

Award Categories

Passionate Heart Exceptional Service Award 

Awarded to an individual who demonstrates exceptional front line service for two or more years in the following professions:

  • Policing Services
  • Child and Family Services
  • Youth Services
  • Social prevention
  • Education
  • Social Services 
Passionate Heart Exceptional Team Award
Awarded to a team demonstrating exceptional front line service in the following categories:
  • Non-profit social agencies
  • Teams providing social services
Passionate Heart Business Award, sponsored by ABC Recycling

Awarded to a business that provides outstanding support developing the community. This can include ongoing financial support, in-kind or service to the community

 The Chris Henderson Lifetime Service Award

Awarded to an individual with 10 years or more of significant social purpose service in their community.

Recipients of the 2024 Passionate Heart Awards


Passionate Heart Exceptional Service Award: 

  • Russ Snoble, Chair of the Board of Trustees - Grande Prairie and District Catholic Schools 
  • Val Muggaberg, Grade 3 Teacher - Robert W. Zahara School 
  • Wilma Pol, Educational Assistant and Kindergarten Instructor -  La Glace School 
  • Soleil Molloy, Program Manager - Mountain Plains Community Services Society of the North  
  • Mercedes Mwemera, Casework Generalist - Western Cree Tribal Council Child Youth and Family Enhancement 

Passionate Heart Exceptional Team Award: 

  • Grande Prairie Friendship Centre - One Window Resource 
  • Cairn Housing Society 

Passionate Heart Business Award: 

  • Boston Pizza Westgate

Chris Henderson Lifetime Achievement Award: 

  • Tammy Ouellette, Facilitator and Director - Centerpoint Facilitation Inc.